Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Shazam - S/Tdotdot
artworkHalf 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

Wonderful Land dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

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.

Peace Pipe dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

The Shadows' "Peace Pipe" is very softly presented. Pretty and approaching lush, but not outside the pale of copies.

Cosy dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

Slow and MOR pretty, with very smooth guitar and clean simple arranging. Little personality, but very listenable.

Theme For Young Lovers dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

Definitely on the slushy side, "Theme For Young Lovers" is delicately played and smoothly delivered.

Find Me A Golden Street dotdotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

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.

Midnight dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

This Hank Marvin / Bruce Welch composition is on the sock prom of the aisle, soft and last dance suave.

Spring Is Nearly Here dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

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 dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

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 dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

Another soft pretty piece in the Shadows mold. Ripe for romantic interludes.

Some Are Lonely dotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

Soft floating and delicate, "Some Are Lonely" makes a fine backdrop for candlelight dining.