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"MUSIC IS YOUR LIFE" BLOGSPOT FEATURED REVIEW: More new music!! By special request, here is emerging artist Lynn Carey Saylor. She has produced a CD titled You Like It Clean and has written virtually every track on the CD. I have heard most of the tracks, and they are all powerful! "I Wasn't A Friend" is a moving hit about not taking the car keys from a friend who has had too much to drink. She updates the Pat Benatar classic "We Belong" making it a driving rock ballad. But the song I intend to feature is "This Is Your Life."

"This Is Your Life" is a very positive and moving hit motivating the listener to stop making excuses for not being satisfied with life and instead taking the necessary steps toward happiness and fulfillment. She reminds us that "It's not too late to change your fate." Words all of us need to hear!! And may I add, words we should all live by!!!

---Mike Gackler
March 2008.

"Every few years a solo artist comes along that truly fits the title of "singer / songwriter." Okay, maybe it's every decade. I'm talking about an artist that sings material that they have written themselves and have a personal bond with. Lynn Carey Saylor is one of those rare artists, and she is extraordinary.

"You Like It Clean" is a disc that is radiant and emotional; a disc that sounds both accomplished and spontaneous. Saylor, besides having beauty beyond compare, has a voice that has a soothing, genuine feel to it. She's not overpowering these tracks with vocal acrobatics; instead, she lets the keen songwriting and bright melodies that she's written drive these songs home. The "down home," "girl next door" natural tenderness of her voice is really quite enchanting in a subtle way.

The songs here can range from a classic rock formula ("Million Miles," "Blink Of An Eye"), to upbeat pop ("This Is Your Life"), to an "Americana" brand of adult contemporary similar to Faith Hill or Shania Twain ("Do You Wanna Dance," "You Like It Clean"). Like other artists in the female adult contemporary genre, Saylor has a kind and gentle, "au natural" appeal to her tone. The supporting cast on these songs is also something to marvel and praise. Names like Mark Schulman, former Billy Idol drummer and current Pink skinsman; keyboardist Dan Siegel, who has worked with a number of huge artists including Bela Fleck and Herbie Hancock; and Queen guitar messiah Brian May, can all be found contributing their talents on this disc. And, all of their efforts are exquisitely produced by Saylor's husband, Skip Saylor. Now, I know a lot of you lost me after I mentioned Brian May. The classic rock icon actually contributes his voice as well as his distinctive guitar tone here. With solos on the poignant "If We Believe," and another during a remake of the classic Pat Benatar hit, "We Belong," his contributions are really something special. While singing background vocals with the latter track's songwriters, Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro, May dishes out a solo near the end of the pumped up rendition that is memorable, to say the least.

When you talk about this record from a lyrical standpoint, you can't help but feel that this is the heart and strength of the disc. With lyrics that address issues like race relations ("If We Believe") and the tragedies of driving drunk ("I Wasn't A Friend"), Saylor motors her songs to complete perfection. As she sings "I'd take the keys from your hand / And I'd make sure you stayed / Instead I let you drive away / I wasn't a friend yesterday" from "I Wasn't A Friend," you feel the tragic guilt of the words, but the song melody resonates with hope and light instead of something that might reside on the dark and tragic side. Only the finest songwriters are capable of such lyrical magic.

Look for Lynn Carey Saylor to explode. This is one of the best albums of its kind to come out in a long time. Saylor is ready to pack her bags for a tour in support of the album. She has endorsement deals with SPG Guitars and Dean Markley strings. And, she has a super producer for a husband, and brilliant musicians as dedicated friends. Yes folks, very soon the whole world will begin to "like it clean."

---Scott "Dr. Music" Itter
March 2007

"Don't be fooled by her name that has that Country feel over it, Lynn is a rocker and only works with the best or should I put it this way - Brian May and American Hi-Fi frontman Stacy Jones wanted to be on Lynn's album.

Her husband Skip produced the album with a million dollar buck sound as the result and it's not so strange since vocal phantom Steve Perry (Journey) has recorded in the same studio and he won't settle for anything less than the best.
Lynn has written 10 of the album's 11 tracks herself and if I didn't know better, I would believe that this was a Greatest hits collection taken from her 5 albums but oh no - "You like it clean" is the debut and you can only admit that she's just as good as writing great rock/pop songs as she looks.

Normally a cover like the Pat Benatar hit "We belong" would stand out as one of the best songs here but it doesn't, after the super strong start with amazing songs like "Million miles", "This is your life", "I wasn't a friend" and the title track with more hooks than the most popular fishing lake in Alaska - the Benatar cover just feels like a part of the family.

This album is huge!"

---Kaj Roth, Melodic.net (http://www.melodic.net/reviewsOne.asp?revnr=5599),
April 2007

"You Like It Clean" album review
(Source: UK based "Street Voice")

LYNN CAREY SAYLOR - You Like It Clean: Power-Pop artists don't usually do a lot for me, but I loved hearing Lynn Carey Saylor's music and voice when I discovered her profile while searching My Space for some cool music. To say her album is excellent is an understatement and I reckon anyone who appreciates great music filled with passion should check this release out. Often many Power-Pop artists are known for writing songs about broken relationships and on most part the lyrics continue in this way. However it's fair to say that Lynn's lyrics are much better written than many other artists who play this genre of music. It's also fair to point out that all that songs aren't just about relationships, life etc. A couple of the songs also deal with subjects such as racism and drink driving. Check out 'If We Believe' and 'I Wasn't A Friend' which are amongst some of the best songs on this album. Other great songs include the opener 'Million Miles', 'You Like It Clean' and 'Heaven And Earth'. It's worth noting that Brian May (Yes the chap from Queen) makes an appearance on a couple of numbers including the anti racist number 'If We Believe' . A great album with a top production. We at Street Voice love Lynn Carey Saylor and we reckon you'll love her too! 9.5/10

   A fresh new sound that has something to say  by RobsGuitarWorks
(SOURCE: Lynn's
iTunes page)
"I discovered Lynn on myspace about a year ago and was instantly taken by her music. its fresh sounding, very thoughtful and emotional and very well written. the production is top notch too!!! something for everyone to like here and her many friends on myspace will agree with me i'm sure!! this collection of songs should be huge!!! high points for me are "What We Can't Have", "This Is Your Life" AND Her Reworking "We Belong" but theres not really a song on here that I don't like!!!  Check it out You Won't be Sorry, Lynn Rocks!!"

  She's Amazing!!
by DaintyDrusilla
(SOURCE: Lynn's
iTunes page)
I heard about Lynn Carey Saylor on myspace, and right away I loved her song "I Wasn't A Friend". She is a very talented artist and amazing vocalist!  I'm so glad she has made it on iTunes because now I can buy my favorite songs by her!

SOURCE of remainder of CD Reviews below:
Lynn's CD Baby page

Reviewer: Laurent Biehly (Lebanon)
This is one of the few alternative rock album that really does it for me. This is a top class produced record featuring good songs delivered with the right attitude. The music, lyrics and vocals have more depth in one song than in an entire Avril Lavigne album! The only thing I can think of that would prevent this album to go platinum is that it is too intelligent for the masses. This being said fans of Avril Lavigne and the likes should really check this out because it has a lot of substance and quality.

  A melodic pop/rocker's wet dream!
Reviewer: *Ravenheart Music (UK)
I had not heard of Lynn Carey Saylor until I heard this release. One may be mistaken for thinking that this could be a country album. But that could not be further from the truth. This album is actually a melodic pop/rocker's wet dream. And it features none other than Brian May on a couple of the tracks. The cd kicks off with 'Million Miles' and it is obvious from the word go what path this awesome slab of plastic is going to tread. Second in 'This Is Your Life' is already a fave of mine, and you will be humming it for ages after too. Third track, 'I Wasn't A Friend', well it is personal. Just listen to the lyrics. And take on board what you hear. The Pat Benatar re working of 'We Belong' has Lynn's own authority stamped all over it. And this is the first track featuring Brian May. The second being 'If We Believe'. This 11 track album finishes with the awesome 'Blink Of An Eye'. This album is very very good. Please support this independent artist by purchasing this cd from cdbaby.com or Lynn's website. I myself cannot stop playing it!! 
*This review was also published on the UK based RAVENHEART MUSIC website: http://www.ravenheartmusic.euro-site.co.uk/recording.asp

 Definately professional. Awesome
Reviewer: Oharry1
Aside the great music, Lynn has such impressive vocals. Awesome range and dexterity.

Reviewer: Clay
Simply an awesome album. There is not 2 ways around it.

Favorite release of 2007
Reviewer: Mike Ostrom
Best release so far in 2007, PERIOD !
This CD is very fun,it has been in my car for a few months now and it is one of the rare CDs I have that my 14 year old daughter actually enjoys.  It is full of memorable songs that are close to perfect. I play it for people and after a few seconds they will say "who is that?" I wish rock and roll radio is like it used to be -this could be a HUGE hit if it gets the support needed. Listen to these songs, Lynn is a special person and I wish her the best in the future.

  An artist with the potential to reach a
mass audience
Reviewer: Rory Ridley-Duff
You Like It Clean, by Lynn Saylor, sits at the cross-roads between Shania Twain and Suzy Quattro. Lyrically and musically, it compares to the former, but it has an edge and punch that takes away from a Folk-Rock heritage. Ultimately, this aspect, plus the fact that Lynn is a guitarist, places the music firmly in the rock genre. The tracks are of a length that will appeal to radio DJs, but this should not detract from their quality. They vary in harmonic and rhythm interest - my favourites are tracks 1, 2, 6 and 9. Throughout there is enough disdain for the traditional song form to keep the music interesting for those who reject the pop mainstream. Lynn herself is as marketable as Shania Twain so this is an artist with the potential to reach a mass audience.

Reviewer: John
The CD is fabulous! What a great job putting this together. I think everyone should have a copy of this. It has all the tools of a great package and man does it rock!!
I'm leaving Detroit to come out and join your band!

  Buy 2
Reviewer: Todd Borsch
Wow, loved the CD!!!. My advice is for everyone to buy 2 copies, one for yourself, and one for a friend. Your friend will love you and you will love yourself after hearing this great CD!!! Do it now.

ROCK is not dead! - AWESOME !!!
Reviewer: Craig (UK)
This album is great; Lynn showcases a spectacular collection of guitar oriented, modern rock, and proves with this debut album that she is more than capable of delivering powerful rock numbers with strong power chords and catchy hooks, delivered to full effect in her powerful ‘Pat Benetar-esque’ voice. With credit for all the songs on the album Lynn proves that there is more to her than just a great voice and a pretty face, her talent as a songwriter is inspirational and has lots of potential. A personal favourite is track 3 ‘I wasn’t a friend’, an emotional heavy rock ballad – with the remaining 10 tracks awarded a close second place. The legendary Brian May steps out of Queen's shadow to deliver a powerful addition to this album with his multi-layered harmonies used to brilliant effect on tracks 5 and 8. Lynn really proves that she has what it takes with this album, and hopefully we will be hearing more of her in the future!

 Great,straight forward,no nonsense, quality songwriting!!
Reviewer: Stuart 'sweety' Hulme ;-)
What a damn fine album,its good to see there are still artists out there who have the guts to write a no nonsense power/pop/rock album.And a certain Mr May seems to agree!!! Rock on Lynn, your a star!!

 A definite MUST BUY!
Reviewer: Bode
Heavyweight songwriting, beautiful vocal performance to match, impeccable performance by top notch musicians (with contributions by Guitar Legend Brian May thrown in) and ultra-slick production makes this album a 'must buy' on everybody's shopping list. It wouldn't be long before Lynn Carey Saylor will become a household name and gracing MTV/VH-1!

 Baby, let me tell you: YOU ROCK!!!
Reviewer: Paolo Trevisan (from Italy)
Even thou I've already listened to most of the songs of the album in their embryo stage, I didn't expect SUCH an album. The whole work is GREAT. All the songs ARE great. These ones really send me thrills down my spine: "MILLION MILES", "YOU LIKE IT CLEAN", "WE BELONG", "NAKED TRUTH". Let me tell you something more: "YOU LIKE IT CLEAN” is one of those songs which grows and grows each time you listen to it, one of those songs which have that "something special": it's a pleasure to deal with such a masterpiece. The album was worth the wait. Oh, yes, it definitely was! Good work, Mrs. Saylor. Can’t wait to see you live, now.

 Beyond Amazing!!!
Reviewer: Jeannie
This CD is absolutely beyond amazing from the first song to the last. You will love it! Lynn Carey Saylor will be picking up a Grammy!!!

Reviewer: Mick Penn : England
Like most people buying this cd in the UK, I came across it from links on Brian May's website and the main reason for my initial interest in it was Brian's participation in a couple of numbers. However, after listening to the clips on here and then buying the cd and listening to it properly a few times then Brian's input is not my main reason for loving it, it is because it is a set of great songs by a great singer / musician : there isn't a weak song on the cd and even the cover of We Belong (a song I love to start with and usually I don't like covers of songs I already like) is excellent and Lynn makes the song her own. If you like good rock music with style then this is a must have album.

 Great CD from a great songwriter and singer
Reviewer: Alex Kriukov
This a fantastic CD from a very talented singer and songwriter. The album showcases songs with strong melodies, great instrumentation and stellar production. The songs range from the beautiful and melancholic Heaven and Earth to the wonderfully upbeat We Belong, from the rocking Blink of an Eye to the lush and beautifully orchestrated If We Believe. I highly recommend this CD.

The first album by amazing Guitargirl Lynn
Reviewer: Serge of "Private Beat"
This is an excellent CD ! It's one of the best CDs of American modern rock music. Great songwriting. Excellent performance. And it is produced so perfectly - wonderful sounding. It's interesting musically and lyrically - this album gives an idea of a Guitargirl philosophy and her own way. It's good not only for the American music market but for the international(I mean European and for sure Japaneese)markets too. On this album Lynn Carey Saylor really showed to the whole world her great potential as an outstanding artist. The album is blessed by Brain May touch. Another nice and very specific color to wonderful Lynn's musical palette. "You Like It Clean" is a good start for the Big Star career. Way to go Lynn ! Get a Grammy or two - you deserve it. Russia salutes you ! Serge

Great Album by A Great Vocalist
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins
This album really does hit the mark, brilliantly produced with great vocal clarity, includes a great version of 'We Belong' with Brian May and Eric Lowen joining in to his own song. This album really is one to own. Lynn's voice is exceptional.

Reviewer: Tim Metcalf
From the first cut to the last, Lynn's CD is truly awe-inspiring...beautiful lyrics, unbelievable vocals, and amazing song quality make this an outstanding CD!!

 Love it, love it, love it!
Reviewer: Maureen Bennie
This is a great CD! All of Lynn's tracks definitely speak to the heart. Favorite tracks............ALL OF THEM! Thanks, Lynn, for sharing your wonderful music, and We Belong is perfect! Folks, check out Lynn's video of We Belong on her myspace page!

Awesome tracks from beginning to end  Reviewer: DustyC
This CD covers several spectrums both with the music and the lyrics. The vocals are awsome and the whole CD keeps you tapping your toes or wanting to get up and dance. Simply said... when you listen to this CD you feel good.

 Beautiful And Soulful
Reviewer: Steve Duncan
This is a deep, fantastic album. Singer/songwriter is such a fantastic label, a label that has fallen into disfavor in this age. Lynn has a special talent that allows her to connect emotionally to her listeners. My favorite track 'I Wasn't A Friend' is about drunk driving but it is much larger than that. It has a different, but just as hurtful, meaning to me. Finally, as hard as it is to believe, Lynn's voice is even more beautiful than her looks, her sweetness comes through with each and every syllable. Buy this CD now, baby!

 Love the CD!
Reviewer: Maurice S
First, Lynn has a beautiful voice! I just love the way she sings on the song Million Miles. Gives me goosebumps! Beautiful! Secondly, the tone and shimmering echo of her guitar and the overall sound of the CD reminds me of music from my favorite musical decade, the '80's. Finally, I like that she doesn't just sing about love and heartbreak but she takes on other themes (drunk driving, racial tolerance, etc.). I find the lyrics to be poignant and inspiring. I can definitely see why she's received the acclaim that she has! Nice work Lynn!

Finally a CD where ALL the songs are great!
Reviewer: Scotty Kormos
Excellent tunes, sonic quality, vocal performances and vibe. This plays like a greatest hits record! A must have CD!


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