“Frances Livings breathtaking voice has a hypnotic effect on the mind. She brings to bear, a melodious past and long, lazy days and nights. "Jardin dHiver" is brilliantly sung. "Waters of March" has an evocative guitar opening and wonderful sing-song lyrics and tune...this is a captivating song! I loved the drums in "One Note Samba".....superb composition! "Tell Me All About It" is utterly sophisticated and the gentle instrumental accompaniment is quite lovely :-). Another track I absolutely dig is "Corcovado"...a very, very seductive song of delicious chord progression. This is an album of supremely well composed songs and sung so very brilliantly by Frances Livings. Its charm overload”
"Livings shows a deep understanding of love, loneliness, passion and acceptance, and ably articulates every emotion in her songs. (...) She has a truly gifted approach in telling a story"
"Veering between Carole King and Barbra Streisand, this is very much a piano- dominated recording with Jeff Colella playing either acoustic or electric piano behind Frances rich and crystal clear vocals."
"More than anything, The World comes across as a half-lit stage presentation for post-Beat hipsters grown weary of all the blare and squall of an overdriven mainstream, looking for literate but unorthodox fare and a chance to once again think while immersing in moody atmospherics. (...) thus, don't do anything else once you've tossed the disc on, or you'll miss more than you ever guessed was there."