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Prior to Scarlet's Web, Theresa was the lead singer of Lucid where she co-wrote and also played keyboards. Lucid's four year old self-titled album contains twelve rock tracks featuring her stunning vocal work; two digital audio music CDs are available from the band's mp3.com website. Unlike the contasting textures of the Scarlet's Web project, Lucid's songs all move right along and are either pop/rock or new wave in their construction. Fans of Madonna and Blondie will certainly enjoy their music. Lead and backing vocal work is stunning and arrangements feature lots of guitar with riffs spanning both instrumental and vocal excursions.

We asked Scarlet about the album and she told us, "I would say the better tracks are "Sweet Life," "Mystic Girl" and "Sorry Sister"." These tracks are indeed the best of the lot, each with stunning lead vocal work, mixed way up above the instrumentals. "Sweet Life" opens the album with lots of instrumental power, but the lead vocal is crystalline and like the artist's other work, mixed way above the backing. "Mystic Life" has a similar characteristic yet the guitar parts are thicker and more pronounced. Again the lead vocal is crystalline, powerful and inspiring. Our personal favourite is "Sorry Sister" which has the basic construction of a ballad but the instrumental and vocal dynamics give it a slightly harder edge. The chorus is lovely.

The album contains a great collection of memorable pop and rock songs each with stunning vocal work, excellent instrumentation and effective arrangements. It works well as an ensemble, and perfectly illustrates the power and range of the band's lead vocalist. Clearly stunning from a female vocal perspective, Lucid's album is worth further exploration and provides a wonderful introduction to this tremendous vocalist!

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