In a Class Above the Rest: The Essential Laurie Beechman On Disc

By Ben Rimalower
14 Dec 2013

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"Laurie and the Sighs" (1980 album by band, Laurie And The Sighs)

Something of an anomaly in the Laurie Beechman discography is this recently re-released album by her New Wave band, Laurie and the Sighs. Considering the power of Beechman's voice, it's no wonder that rock musicians and no less than Atlantic Records would want to work with her. This appealing disc is a fun foray for fans who also appreciate Pat Benatar, Blondie and even The Go-Gos and Siouxie and the Banshees. Beechman's youthful voice belting up a storm on track after track is an embarrassment of riches.

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