WESTWOOD —“Breakdown on Memory Lane” is a new CD of the beautiful voice of one of the greatest singers of all time and one of the most genuinely good people in the entertainment world, Harriet Schock. The beautiful singer/songwriter worked alongside producer Travis Allen and the My Record Label Team to generate and create a nostalgic but very fascinating look at songs she has written over the last decade.” The background vocals were done by two ladies who have been a part of Schock’s career for as many years as she’s been performing. Andrea Ross-Green and Pam MacLean surround the singer with lovely melodies and moving lyrics that will move the listener of this great new CD.
Schock is one of the most sincere singers of all time. Like Doris Day, she simply has it. She doesn’t need the computer wizardry of music insiders to jazz up or sensationalize a clear voice, that I truly love to hear morning, day or night. The process of working with people that Harriet feels comfortable with means much more to her than just working with music moguls and this is why the lovely lady’s songs and her music have improved with time, just as fine wine does to the taste buds.
From “Sound Check Song,” you start out on the CD with a companion of voices that sound as angelic as the heavenly host of angels must be in the heavens, then you go to a song called “Search,” which left me feeling a sense of wisdom that must be the reason for the song itself. It makes the listener think. “When You Were Mine” follows and gives the listener hope and makes one think about that special person who may have slipped away from our fingers or our hearts. “Breakdown on Memory Lane” is probably my favorite as it must be the singer’s as well, since she named her CD this title. “The Quietest Part of the Day” was something that I played twice, because it was so enjoyable, with the background voices making merry sounds that are both enchanting and sweet. “Don’t Say” should be on the CD of Taylor Swift, as she would love performing this amazing song.
“I’d Forgotten” reminded me of being in school decades ago and all the great memories came flooding back to me. Maybe that’s Harriet’s mission with this wonderful CD? “Searching For You” and “It Tears At Me” are the final two selections and they are certainly amazing additions and conclusions to wonderful group of songs. This CD will uplift one’s spirit and remind you of the good old days, wherever you shared your memories of the past, by listening to “Breakdown on Memory Lane,” they will all come back to you. Harriet sings of the past very often, but her future is bright. There is no reason for the elegant vocalist to dwell on yesterday, as tomorrow for her is filled with success and many new memories that I’m sure she’ll find musical and as beautiful as the past.
“Breakdown on Memory Lane” is available at HarrietSchock.com. While Harriet Schock can be seen in “45 Minutes From Broadway” at the Edgemar Theatre in Santa Monica.