Concept albums can be tricky. The artist must impart her vision to the listener without the requisite backstory. Inspired by her years as a student with The American Ballet Theater, Rachael Sage, on her 13th album, attempts to marry her love of music and dance. “Heaven Is A Grocery Store” kicks off the theme nicely with a River Dance feel and several tracks with a waltz feel. Ultimately, though, as the CD unfolds, the concept weakens and what remains is a collection of respectable, diverse songs and treatments. When you get down to it, most of these songs provide a musical landscape that one can choreograph.
Score: 7 out of 10
Producer: Rachel Sage, Andy Zulla