Review: I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks “Get the Message” , “In The Middle” and “Beautiful Song” . They made quite the impression with me and each one possessed my full and unadulterated attention musically. To be honest: I expected cheesy Sing Songy Rock that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature – compatible for a mass audience. Well shame on me! What I discovered was actually quite the opposite. The whole CD is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call positive musical energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me a bit of The Bangles, The Go Gos; Josie Cotton and even Romeo Void. I can also hear the slight Heart and Pat Benetar influence in there as well. What I really like about Prima Donna is there is no attempt to deliver what I call over the top pop, cheezy music via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. None of that here. In-fact this CD appeals to both advanced and novice listeners alike with a rock solid musical foundation and Gold Standard playing and production value.
Whatever kind of listening level you’re on – some will identify with things while others will not. Like a three layered cake Prima Donna is one band that has a lot of depth and verity. Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Prima Donna is taking us back in the right direction with “Restored” My hats off to the amazing guitar work and impressive honey coated vocals and harmonies throughout. CD refuses to try to hard – that’s what makes it so great.
Favorite Tracks: Get the Message, Fallen Angel, Change it Up
Conclusion: Prima Donna will affirm your faith in music again. These 5 represent all that is good in music and their latest CD “Restored” delivers a highly passionate 1o track catalog via top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Pop, Alternative Rock, and Straight up Rock n’ Roll. At the end of the day they are just a blast to check out either live or in the studio.
Prima Donna - Restored