After the success of her Songs That Made Me tour in 2013, Katie Noonan has expanded the project this year to include an album. It features Noonan collaborating with some of Australia’s finest female musicians including Deborah Conway, Kylie Auldist, Angie Hart and Ainslie Wills.
One of the many highlights on Songs That Made Me is their mesmerising interpretation of The Pretenders’ Hymn To Her, with beautiful harmonies.
The artists on this album cover songs which clearly mean a great deal to them. Melody Pool impresses with her version of Joni Mitchell’s River. Sam Buckingham’s acoustic cover of the Phil Collins hit, Another Day In Paradise, is a personal favourite. Noonan’s angelic vocals shine on her unique take on a Jeff Buckley classic, Last Goodbye. Wills’ rendition of Feist’s Let It Die and Maples’ cover of Radiohead’s Street Spirit (Fade Out) are other highlights.
Songs That Made Me is a delightful collection that will encourage listeners to further explore music from each artist. Let’s hope Noonan creates similar compilations in the future.