Lisa Matassa – “Somebody’s Baby”By William Simpson • Mar 20th, 2013 • Category: CD Reviews
Review by Stratman
First glance at the cover, you realize Lisa is a “looker”, so you ask yourself, “Is she as good as she looks or trying to sell her music using her looks?” Well, from the opening crunch of the guitar on “Somebody’s Baby” you know Lisa has looks AND a fabulous voice! This is a great way to open the CD and is a sure fire radio hit! Who knew a girl from Long Island, NY. could belt out “country” music like this. This is a great song to follow up “Wouldn’t You LikeTo Know” which was already a hit for her. It is all about a girl who is chasing her dreams, but mama lets her know no matter how things turn out or wherever she goes she’s always somebody’s baby. I like this track.
“Girl With A Rock and Roll Heart” kinda has an 80’s Rock feel to it. It’s about a girl living out her Pat Benatar fantasy. It has a good groove and nice guitar work on it. “Learning As You Grow” gets back to more of a country feel and sends out a message about mother becoming a better parent to her kids as they grow up together. These two tracks are remixes from Lisa’s previous album “Sunrise Highway”. Both are very good tracks.
Lisa has recorded a couple of cover tunes for this album, one being “Heaven” written by Bryan Adams. He was one of my favorite artists from the 80’s-90’s and although Lisa’s version is not as good as Bryan’s, she does a nice version . That’s just my opinion. She does a fabulous version of “I Will Always Love You” as a tribute to Whitney Houston in this live recording. She also mentions Dolly Parton as the writer and I am sure Dolly likes the cut also.
“The Christmas Song” wraps up the CD and is a really nice holiday song when the season rolls around. Lisa is a very talented, singer and this is a nice Cd that everyone needs to check out. There are great musicians and it is well recorded and produced. The EP also includes the music video for “Somebody’s Baby” I think you will be happy with your purchase. Now go git you one!