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    Welcome to the Become a CD Reviewer for EVOR!.
    We are opening up the CD review process to anyone that wants to write a professional review. All you need to do is listen to the MP3 files that we provided for the band or artist and write your review.

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     CD title - Ready for Love
    by Meghan Shanley
    Review by Charlie Harrelson

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    All songs are from the artist's CD Ready For Love.
      /   Ready for Love  /   One Day  /   Synergy  /   Break My Heart  /   Never Will  /   Better Left Unsaid  /   Mysterious  /   Shake It  /   Without You  /   Smile   /  

    The Review
    The last 3 months of 2014 had to be the most esoteric months for music reviews. I only reviewed about 15 of the more then 50 submission simply because the albums were not worth listening to.

    The last CD I recieved before the cut of was "Ready For Love" by Meghan Shanley. After turning down reviews for dozens of artist because the music was just hopeless I was hoping for a quality release. Sometimes you get what you wish for. This CD was nothing short of amazing.

    A couple years ago I recieved a CD from a management company. I won't name the artist or the manangement because they are still upset with me. The artist (an up and coming female Pop artist) had a CD out that centered around the life cycle of a relationship. The chance meeting, the first date, first kiss, romance, lies, cheating and ultimate break up. Then the CD concluded with songs dealing with the recovery and rebound. This offering did little to appeal to me and my final comment was - if I was in a restraunt on a first date and all the girl could do was talk about her past love life my ending comment would be "check please" and that was my final comment about that CD. The reason I bring this up was after reading the CD title "Ready for Love" I thought I was going to have to endure another relationship life cycle album. Fortunatley this was not the case.

    Meghan Shanley has a voice that can conquer the blues, gospel, soul, R&B and Pop without missing a beat. She has the soulful blues of Bonnie Ratt (one of her heros) without the gravel in her voice. Listen to "Better Left Unsaid" to hear a great example of that Bonnie Ratt soul. The Pop/Rock tune "Mysterious" barrows and then augments the opening riff from "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes. This song is pop music magic and is destined to be a hit song should Meghans management find a way to get her into mainstream radio rotation.

    Shanley’s classic influences—including Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Micheal Jackson and Aretha Franklin and many of these influences are heard in "Ready for Love."

    With her genuine warmth and dynamic stage presence, Meghan blends beloved standards with a delightful taste of pop, jazz, blues and soul to deliver a compelling performance every time she steps to the microphone. Meghan also shares unique original tunes that harken back to a classic time when vocals were not edited in Pro-Tool. Winner of the Miss Virginia title, Meghan discovered an insatiable appetite for meeting fans and making new friends during a life on the road that saw her traveling over 3,000 miles a month in the wake of her win. With a deep love of music, Meghan discovered that she loved touring as well and began to focus on the pursuit of a career in music. She followed her passion from her home state of Virginia and headed to Nashville.
    In the Studio:
    Craig Carter: Bass / DeMarco Johnson: Keyboards / Richie Pena: Drums / Cort Clement: Guitar / Roy Agee: Trombone / Mark Douthit: Sax /
    Produced and Arranged by Craig Carter, DeMarco Johnson, Richie Pena /
    Executive Producer: Louis Falzetti / Mastered by: Alex Allen / Recording/Mixing: Richie Pena /

    Mastered at The Box, Spring Hill, TN.
    With so many styles and influences to draw from you would expect an album to be unfocused as Meghan attempts to pay tribute to so many great artists. The CD does cover a lot of stylistic real estate without getting too distracted. The CD bounces from Pop to rock to blues to soul and funk with the added attraction of a few ballads. With that said, the CD remained very focused. I expect to see this CD as one of the top Indie releases reviewed by EvOR for 2014.

    Reviewed by Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EVOR

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