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(04 October 2001) The debut solo album from Canadian singer
Camille Miller is a twelve track recording entitled
She Knows (Socan (Canada) CMCD2, 2001). Musical
Discoveries' readers will recall Camille's contribution to the
track "Lost" on the Balligomingo EP
(review). Visit Camille's
website for a complete biographical sketch.
Camille provides lead vocals, guitars, percussion and keyboards to
the project and is supported by her partner Nick Hagar (guitars and
keyboards), Douglas Elliott (bass, loops, guitars, vocals, keyboards)
Tina Jones (backing vocals, trumpet and percussion, Craig Northly
(guitars) and Pat Steward (drums). Camille's vocal work can be most
closely compared to Maryanne Marino of November Project (now disbanded)
and Karin Bergquist of Over The Rhine
She Knows presents a broader perspective of Camille
Miller's work than the brief preview found on the Balligomingo
album. Material ranges from rock-n-roll ("I Always Will," "Dry,"
"Sugar Mountain," "Intensities") to ballads ("I Love You" and
"She Knows") and from the bluesy ("Great Expectations," "Mississippi")
to R&B textures ("Bird on a Rooftop," "Soul Feed," "Understand").
Camille's evocative vocals are equally delightful across the landscape.
We were most reminded of Maryanne Marino (November Project) in the
deeply contrasting textures of "I Love You" which varies from hearfelt
ballad to soft rocker and the lush harmonies of the highly accessible
"Naive." Camille's vocal work in the blues/R&B crossover "Understand"
is highly notable, perfectly complimented by supporting harmonies and
The album concludes with the stunning soft rock number "Intensities,"
where instrumental and vocal arrangements perfectly compliment each
other. Clearly worth a journey, especially for those that have
enjoyed the work of November Project, Over The Rhine and Balligomingo,
Camille's debut album She Knows is a very nice listen!