Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Shazam - S/T
|Half of this CD is in the Shadows vein, and generally lacks the personality to set it apart from just being copies. The musicianship is good, and the music very pretty. It's just not more than Shadows propagation. The other half is comprised of personal vocals, some original, and some in Spanish.|
Picks: Wonderful Land, Peace Pipe, Cosy, Theme For Young Lovers, Find Me A Golden Street, Midnight, Spring Is Nearly Here, Theme From The Boys, It's Been A Blue Day, Some Are Lonely
Track by Track Review
This is a pretty and very light weight copy of the Shadows' "Wonderful Land," faux strings and all. Some nice embellishments here and there, but nothing to take it outside the copy realm.
The Shadows' "Peace Pipe" is very softly presented. Pretty and approaching lush, but not outside the pale of copies.
Slow and MOR pretty, with very smooth guitar and clean simple arranging. Little personality, but very listenable.
Theme For Young Lovers
Definitely on the slushy side, "Theme For Young Lovers" is delicately played and smoothly delivered.
Here we have a Shadows treatment of the Fireballs' "Find Me A Golden Street." It looses the pre-surf roots of the original, and substitutes a soft Hank Marvin sound. Pretty, but unremarkable.
This Hank Marvin / Bruce Welch composition is on the sock prom of the aisle, soft and last dance suave.
Spring Is Nearly Here
Very slow and dim-lights ready, "Spring Is Nearly Here" floats across the night air hoping for the rites of spring. Pretty.
Theme From The Boys
The "Theme From The Boys" slowly flows with the sands of time towards slumber land, paramour in tow. Pretty, but unremarkable.
It's Been A Blue Day
Another soft pretty piece in the Shadows mold. Ripe for romantic interludes.
Some Are Lonely
Soft floating and delicate, "Some Are Lonely" makes a fine backdrop for candlelight dining.