Mandyleigh Storm Album Review And Free Mp3’s

Our favourite Sellaband artist Mandyleigh Storm releases her debut album Fire & Snow on March 10th 2008. So what’s the album like? To get a balanced opinion I also asked Adam to review it too. [Disclosure: We invested a small amount in Mandyleigh via Sellaband. Read about it here.]

Mandyleigh Storm Fire & Snow album cover

There are many highlights of the album, to listen to some free tracks whilst reading this, you can download “Deep Sea Green”, “Cry Hard” or “Let It Go” for no charge from Sellaband and the whole album for only $3.50.

It’s not often a new artist comes along and you can recognise their voice instantly, but hers is one. A excellent opening with Deep Sea Green, followed by one of my favourites, Winter’s Day. Slightly “toned down” for the album, it’s apparently all about a relationship breaking down but you still want to save it. Love it! With strong album themes regarding depression, several tracks such as Go With It and Keep The Silence certainly don’t depress with the latter more a traditional pop song with a pop beat, that shows her versatility.

Sunny New Day is a change of pace and uptempo and is Adam’s current second favourite. My actual favourite is Grey, another song about depression. Adam had heard this one before a while ago and once it starts it was like a nice reminder of things past (if that makes sense). The simple music means the voice does a lot of work – lucky it’s a good one. Quite slow and sad but not soppy, it’s like the end of a film or something, very familiar and easy listening.

The Limited Edition CD also comes with 6 of the demo mp3’s, a video interview with Mandyleigh, and vocal .wav’s of “Keep The Silence” and “Go With It” for the remixers and mashup artists out there.

Green credentials? Well you can download the album for a start, with three tracks being free and the entire album only $3.50. Plus efforts have been taken with regards to the Limited Ediiton CD packaging to produce it in as an environmentally sustainable way as possible.

Overall, I love this album as much as I hoped I would, a stunning debut from a unique singer. Download the free tracks, and if you like them buy the album. Either way, let us know what you think!

13 thoughts on “Mandyleigh Storm Album Review And Free Mp3’s

  1. Dearest guys,
    Thank-you XXX
    Awww, I am so happy to have this review and then also these comments from to special guys, Martin and Marco. XXX
    Thanks again Joel. X You guys are wonderful!
    Have a beautiful day! XX

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  2. Great review! Thanks guys!

    btw it’s heart is in the late 60’s/early 70’s as it was recorded by Van Morrison’s and Frank Zappa’s producer…. with the whole band together recording live in the studio… just like in the 60’s.

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  3. Dearest Char,
    I hope you do. I think you won`t be disappointed. I am extremely proud of this album. If you love colours, soul, pure emotion (vocally and musically), and honesty… This will be the album for you.
    Love always, Mandyleigh XX

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  4. Mandyleigh, being a very bad girrrl, knows how to rock. Saw her perform in Amsterdam last year and she has definetely the talent to become a big one. Looking forward to see the album fall on my doorstep soon.

    All the best,

    Chenque (from The Netherlands)

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