Lisa Coppola is a singer-songwriter that has flirted with fame for years, whether it be backing up Billy Joel on one of his Saturday Night Live performances or playing a number of NYCâ€™s world-renowned clubs and venues (The Bitter End and Brownieâ€™s, to name a few). â€œWisdom From The Painâ€ benefits from the touch of John Waite (â€œMissing Youâ€) and Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors), but it is Coppolaâ€™s own skill and ability that makes this EP such an experience. The EP begins with â€œWhen You Were Mineâ€, a song that deftly brings together contemporary pop music with a hint of country while keeping enough of a classic approach present to speak to the widest array of listeners possible.
While the slide guitar and drums may create a unique sound to â€œWhen You Were Mineâ€, they only bolster Coppolaâ€™s vocals here. The production of this track places it firmly in the realm of a Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow or a Carrie Underwood, and makes listeners eagerly anticipate the discâ€™s second track, â€œTemporary Heartacheâ€. â€œTemporary Heartacheâ€ has more of a down and dirty, blues-rock influenced set of arrangements. Couple that with Coppolaâ€™s vocals, which showcase more of an Alannah Myles influence.
â€œTemporary Heartacheâ€ is a track that is truly timeless, with a sound that follows the path taken by a Huey Lewis and the News while still giving Coppola enough space to impress and wow listeners with the unique approach that she takes to the vocals on â€œWisdom From The Painâ€. â€œYour Love Is Like A Rodeoâ€ shifts closer to a country sound, but like the other tracks on â€œWisdom From The Painâ€, exhibits a spirit to it that will not allow the track to be pigeonholed in the slightest.
The title track to â€œWisdom From The Painâ€, if in a perfect world, would be a track that tops radio rotation and Billboard charts. This is due to the fact that Coppola has listeners hanging on every word, drawing upon a tradition that has been followed by artists as diverse as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, or Stevie Nicks. â€œWisdom From The Painâ€ may only have five tracks, but I have a feeling that the CD will receive countless spins after listeners get a chance to listen to these honest and heartfelt tracks. Give â€œWisdom From The Painâ€ a shot, see Coppola live, and make it a goal to buy Coppolaâ€™s LP whenever it may be released.
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Lisa Coppola â€“ Wisdom From The Pain / 2008 Self / 5 Tracks / http://www.lisacoppola.com /