Taking the Cure
Elmer and Bill are having breakfast, talking about the old days. They're just two of the characters you'll get to know in the songs you will find on Beth Scalet's "Taking the Cure." You'll find a seeker on a new path at the end of an old habit. A young woman who pursues beauty and finds despair. The constant lover looking back at lost opportunity. The hopeful lover, ready to risk it all again. And always, above all, the heart in search of a home. If you believe in love, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in gettin'it from the gettin' place, this CD will reach you. Every nuance of lyric, every vocal delivery, every musical touch searches out and embraces the listener. So meet a most amazing cast of characters in a truly exceptional setting. Listen to "Taking the Cure." 'I LOVE the 'Taking the Cure' CD. I especially like the song, Save Yourself. My mother-in-law was abused and my youngest brother abused both his first and second wives. That is a song with a powerful message. . . . I really got into the words of Taking the Cure. . . . I turn it up loud and really enjoy all your songs.' -- comment from an listener (name withheld) Warm vocals and strong acoustic arrangements deliver thoughtful, intelligent lyrics combined with singable melodies on topics like love (of course!), domestic violence, eating disorders, and all kinds of human emotions. Third CD from this strong songwriter and consummate song stylist. Her warm, bluesy voice is a breath of fresh air in the current alt folk/alt country/pop environment. Thoughtful lyrics run the gamut of emotions, and careful production provides excellent backup to Scalet's accomplished guitar work. The Scalet/Lorenzen composition 'Half of My Heart' garnered an honorable mention in Billboard's 2001 song contest.