Billi & Patti,
Love & Other Four Letter Words
(independent, 2004)

This is acoustic folk-rock with various influences from Billi & Patti, a duo with great talent.

The harmony singing on "Believe in Change" sets the tone of a very good CD. One of my favourite offerings is "Three Little Angels," which combines an interesting lyric and a nice rocky beat.

This album is wonderful in the way it brings us the ordinary minutiae of lives lived by all of us ordinary people and blends the emotions and music into a magical element. Nowhere is this more evident than on "Forever Last." Who has not thought these thoughts when alone in the presence of another? The theme continues on "Ordinary Woman" and a number of other tracks.

The pair tackles a bigger issue on the final track, "Until There is a Cure." Here they ask us to confront the reality of AIDS on the real lives of real people.

Influences ranging from Dolly Parton to Jimi Hendrix are cited on the publicity, and this comes through on tracks that have a wonderful humanity and fellowship.

by Nicky Rossiter
Rambles.NET
22 October 2005

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