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Far Beyond Frail


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ethereal pop

Status:

Most recent release, Welcome to Your Life (2014)

See also:

Far Beyond Frail's site

Far Beyond Frail's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Sarah McLachlan, Sixpence none the richer

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Far Beyond Frail's music is sweet and ethereal. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

A Girl, Almost...

Recordings:


far beyond frail

Release info:

2003—Still Life Music—FBF6138

Availability:

See Far Beyond Frail's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Sharlynn Verner
David J. Cecil

Comments:

The first Far Beyond Frail ep sees the duo making pleasant, vaguely ethereal pop with very nice vocals. Sharylynn Verner has a way with her singing that's airy and lovely. David J. Cecil's songs are here at least reminiscent of Sixpence none the Richer.
     "Minnesota" is a standout with just a soft backing and Verner emoting nicely. The duo is still finding their voice here. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

A Girl, Almost...

Release info:

2005—Still Life Music

Availability:

See Far Beyond Frail's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Sharlynn Verner
David J. Cecil

Guest artists:

Lester Estelle, Jr.—drums
Kevin Jones—pedal steel

Produced by:

David Cecil

Comments:

The second Far Beyond Frail ep sees Verner having a share in the songwriting and the sound is more confident. The dreamy mood of the first ep is echoed but the songs are a little darker. "I think you know by now" sees Verner sing nicely to a sweet melody and a guitar wails a little. "Run away" is a little like Sarah McLachlan in her most intriguing phase. Verner sings like a siren and Cecil supports her well. "Screaming on the inside" closes the ep on a dark but compelling note. It's a great little ep. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Butterfly Sketches

Release info:

2007—Still Life Music

Availability:

See Far Beyond Frail's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Sharlynn Verner—vocals, piano
David J. Cecil—electric guitars, acoustic guitars

Guest artists:

Ric Hordinski—electric guitar, keyboards, programming
Josh Seurkamp—drums
Amos Heller—bass guitar

Produced by:

Ric Hordinski

Comments:

The new ep by Far Beyond Frail continues the band's evolution and has a bright, soft sound. "Portland" is an up-tempo gem. "Touch" is sensuous and has a melody that's fluid and sweet. Far Beyond Frail's songs are radio-friendly without sacrificing any integrity. "Indigo" is a ballad that's well handled. Another solid ep, in short. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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