2. Things Dead & Gone
3. Come to Me
4. Ties that Bind
From the "No Depression" magazine review by Ted Slowik:
"Blackbird" is a collection of beautifully crafted originals delivered with ethereal harmonies, expert instrumentation and exquisite production by John Condron with assistance by Bill Aldridge of Third City Sound.
The songs on "Blackbird" are about relationships, though they also work as precious stories told by a young mother re-entering the music business after an absence. Harmonies are the highlight of "Blackbird." The backing vocals and accompaniment on "Ties That Bind" create a Fleetwood Mac-like vibe; sounds created by guitars, harmonium and other instruments are appropriately woven among Flood's sparse acoustic guitar. There's not a note or sound that seems out of place. It's the vocals on "Blackbird" that stand out, which speaks to the strength of the songwriting and lyrics in particular.
Fans of Allison Flood's music are about to discover how wonderful it is to hear new music from her again.