(Trumpet Swan Records/Rykodisc)
Record Review by TC Krentz
This 3rd release from Sophie is absolutely worth the almost 4 year wait. As always, her passion pours from every track, both musically and lyrically.
The CD is a mixed bag, revealing the many faces of Sophie B Hawkins. Of course her soft pop side comes shining through again with tracks such as "Walking In My Blue Jeans" and the outstanding "Lose Your Way." These songs are of hit quality just as "Now I Lay Me Down" was.
There is a darker edge to some of the songs such as "I Walk Alone"
and the almost spooky "The Darkest Childe" but they are carried
by excellent instrumentation. (This would explain the Explicit Lyrical
Content sticker on the cover, once again
Most musicians that come to mind are no doubt pretty sexy; it's part of the package. But nobody does seductive the way Sophie B Hawkins does, both live and on record.
When this original CD hit the stores, it was released under Sony. In
an attempt to reclaim her autonomy, Sophie re-released Timbre on her
own Trumpet Swan Records. The listener benefits- she was able to drop
in additions such as a
Check out her underground website... Thecreamwillrise.com (named after her documentary) for song samples of this long awaited remarkable CD.