Let the Light In
Artist: Karen Taylor Good
Reviewer: Sue Riley
Karen Taylor-Good, affectionately referred to as the Song Guru, has the gift of writing songs that travel straight to your heart. This double CD release of 30 brand new sones is full of great songs that will lift you up. Karen has divided the songs up into 2 CDs, one containing the more reflective songs, and the second with the more up-tempo, sometimes humorous ones.
Karen is best known for her poignant ballads that evoke healing and tears, such as the song she wrote for her Mama when she was diagnosed with dementia (On Angels Wings). The first CD of this set offers 15 songs that invite you to contemplate on those things that are most important in your life.
"All I Had to Give" explores the heart of a young unwed mother who has to give her child up for adoption. It is beautiful and sweet, and speaks to anyone who wonders if their natural parents loved them when they placed them up for adoption.
"No Place Like Home" co-written with Freebo, is a social action song offering insight into the plight of the many homeless people that we look past as we walk down the street.
"It Gets Better" is one of my favorite songs on the CD. It is co-written with Daniel Nahmod and it is a reassurance to young people who are taunted in school to the point that they are considering suicide.
Karen addresses the topics of recovery from cancer, miracles, recovery from heartbreak, special needs children and their parents, and home health caregivers, along with many other themes that most song writers don't address.
The second CD starts with the title track, a catchy little number about self reflection called "Let the Light In", which urges you to slow down and appreciate the beauty in your daily life.
"I Couldn't Have Done it Without Me" is a cute, upbeat self esteem song thanking the one person you usually forget to thank...yourself!
"I Am a Gift", co·written with Karen Drucker, is a heart opening ballad of self love at any age. It is a great affirmation to say to yourself each and every morning as you look into the mirror.
There are 30 amazing songs on this CD. Beautifully produced, artfully performed with top notch production and instrumentation. It is a CD you will want to listen to again and again. Most of the songs are solo songs, but they are show stoppers. So, when you pull out one of these numbers for special music, you will be touching the hearts of everyone who hears the song·
Karen recieved the Grace Note Award in July, 2011, honoring the years that she has spread the New Thought Message, often to groups of people who have never heard of New Thought. As is often the case, music can reach the heart whereas words might be tuned out.