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JP’s Music Blog reviews “Kaleidoscope”

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Kaleidoscope

JP’s Music Blog has reviewed Hilary Scott’s new album (release date June 25, 2021) and has this to say:

Multi-instrumentalist Hilary Scott is preparing the release of her new five-song EP titled “Kaleidoscope,” which be available on June 25th through Belltown Records. Scott has worked and performed alongside some of the greats, like Chuck Berry, Tanya Tucker, Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat. Hilary’s new release dates back to 2007, when she was invited to participate in a songwriting project with producer Matthew Wilder and songwriters John Goodwin and Angela Kaset. The results are featured on four of the songs on this new release, beginning with the stellar, laid-back Americana/pop groove of “Just A Shame,” as you will easily fall in love with Hilary Scott’s warming vocals. Scott’s backing band perfectly matches her vocal range on “Almost Home,” before delivering a funkier rhythm on the mainstream-driven rock of “Too Much Is Not Enough.” She wraps up her short new release with her own original-penned, country-style ballad “And Just,” along with the R&B vibe of “Free Country,” which finds Hilary Scott stepping out of her comfort zone. To find out more about Hilary Scott and her latest release “Kaleidoscope,” please visit hilaryscott.com.
Read JP’s post HERE

 

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Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision has this to say about Kaleidoscope!

Liverpool Sound and Vision

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Ian D. Hall says:  “… for the exceptional Hilary Scott, her latest E.P. is one in which the combination of her vision, working alongside one of the finest producers around, the ability to push beyond one’s comfort zone is of paramount success and a realisation that there are no boundaries in any artistic pursuit….A set of songs that are pleasing, controlled and adventurous, Hilary Scott has offered another side to the tale of her life, and it is bountiful.”

Read Ian D Hall’s full review HERE

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Rootstime Belgium reviews Kaleidoscope!

Rootstime-Belgium

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KG Music Press reports that Rootstime Belgium has reviewed Kaleidoscope, and they have this to say:

GOOGLE TRANSLATION:

 

“The global corona pandemic has meant that we have all had to find an alternative solution to meaningfully spend the unexpected and far too long isolation period. It was a big problem for musicians that they could no longer do performances, which meant that they lost contact with their audience. On the other hand, the ample surplus of time also offered opportunities to intensively compose and come up with new songs and / or a new record.

 

Singer Hilary Scott – her real name is Hilary Renee Helm, but she chose the name Scott after the sudden death of her eponymous brother – is from Harstine Island, Washington, and she has used that abundance of free time to recreate five of her older songs. to be recorded in a remastered and remixed version that she collected on the EP “Kaleidoscope”, which will be released at the end of June 2021.

 

She has already recorded and released a dozen albums in recent years, so it was not that difficult to select five songs from the wide range of songs for this mini album. Hilary Scott is a classically trained instrumentalist who can play piano, keyboards, guitar and violin and with her sweet-voiced voice she also has no problem singing her self-composed songs. Producer Matt Wilder co-wrote four of the five songs and also played on guitars and piano for this record recording, while Gary Lunn on bass, Jerry Kimbrough on guitars and Lonnie Wilson on drums for additional instrumentation in the Nashville recording studio and Franklin, Tennessee have taken care of it.

 

The five songs that were revisited for this record are four songs composed for the first time in 2011 by Hilary Scott together with Matthew Wilder, John Goodwin and Angela Kaset for a songwriting project: “Just A Shame”, “Almost Home”, ” Too Much Is Not Enough “and” Free Country “. The fifth track is the song “And Just”, dating back to 2010, which is our favorite song from this album and which won several “awards” in 2010. Finally, a little fun fact: Hilary Scott writes her name with one “L” to make the distinction between her and the two “LL” -beared Hillary Scott, the singer with the American country band “Lady Antebellum” from Nashville.”

https://rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2021/MEI1/CD77.html

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Chris Spector, Midwest Record, says this about Kaleidoscope

Midwest Record

Chris Spector, Midwest Record says this about Kaleidoscope:

“HILARY SCOTT/Kaleidoscope: Kind of a personal greatest hits set…. in which she was invited to collaborate with others which she normally doesn’t do. The pop flavored songs pretty much sat around for a decade until being let out of the drawer for a contemporary remix. Scott shows she adapts well to any environment. These tracks could easily fit onto any contemporary, youthful play list.”

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Bob Everhart, Country Music News International reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

Bob Everhart, President of the National Traditional Country Music Association for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
in his review of Hilary Scott’s Don’t Call Me Angel has this to say about the album:

“Love the introducing acoustic guitar sound on this terrific CD.  Hilary has that kind of Emmylou Harris voice that has the vibrato just right as she presents songs she has written… She’s very convincing in what she is saying viz-a-viz a lovely singing voice.  My expertise is with traditional and classic country music, however when I was younger, I had a backing band similar to what I’m hearing behind Hilary’s lovely voice.  That’s a ‘memory’ trip for me, what a pleasant one it is… Thank you so much for sharing your music with me Hilary… I can best close my review with a statement from your publicity sheet… “Hilary uses her voice and her sense of hope, humor, and a lot of soul, to shine a light on the beauty found in humanism in each and every track.”

Bob Everhart’s full review can be read HERE

Don't Call Me Angel

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