A Place To Hideaway is not a great song, but with Richard's ear for what would work for Karen, he created a vehicle for Karen to shine. With it's sophisticated lyrics and Karen's mature reading it becomes a work of beauty. Our Karen makes this a five, as if we didn't know she could!
I think I gave this a 4 star...I really like the way Karen can so easily it seems flawlessly sings this...it has the high and low points as far as the tempo and rythim goes. It reminds me of For All W. Know as far as that's concerned. It truly fits in with how I think Karen felt as she was just starting to feel the real impact of fame and life on the road.
Post by Rick Henry on Oct 27, 2005 23:48:32 GMT -5
I hinged between four and five stars for this one. Finally I decided on five.
This is truly a beauitfully grand song which is sung majestically by Karen. Karen's voice is the epitome of clarity and purity in this song. She reaches every note perfectly and sails smoothly along making you feel every word she sings.
I also like this song because of it's writer Randy Sparks (founder of the New Christy Minstrels). He's truly a kind and generous man.
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Karen's longing and yearning vocals make this song a treasure. The haunting lyrics are perfectly interpreted. Touching, powerful, poignant are just a few words that describe this tender ballad...oh yeah, perfection also fits.
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 20, 2006 13:54:35 GMT -5
I think this song is beautiful, as is Karen's [yet again] stunning vocal ("the world once was MAAA-INE"....!). I guess it's a matter of taste again, but I would have liked Rich to have been a bit more aggressive with the arrangement...it's almost a little (dare I say it) predictable - I don't know who played the drums on this track, but I wanted them to bang 'em a bit harder!! I'm just being picky now - it's a great track! I prefer it to "One Love". 4 Stars. L