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The Living Sisters
Love to Live - Vanguard
FILTER Grade: 76%

By Lynn Lieu on March 11, 2010


The Living Sisters

The Living Sisters (The Bird & The Bee’s Inara George, Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark and singer Eleni Mandell)take the doo-wop gospel harmonies of The Andrew Sisters in the ’40s and add a spoonful of folk, a pitch of country and a whole lotta sugar. Although the super group’s vocals blend well across genres, too much sweetness, as in opener “How are you Doing,” seems saccharine. But not all is lost in Love to Live. “You Make Me Blue” has just the right amount of sugar, and the melancholic “Cradle” is a good vehicle for female harmonics.

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