Classy West coast AOR. Lush keys and fantastic guitars highlight this awesomely played album where the combination of producer/songwriter Clif Magness, guitar player Jay Graydon and keyboardis/producer Glen Ballard brings us a wonderful collection of songs. All songs are written by the creative songwriters – two time Grammy winner and 12 times nominated Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more – Jay Graydon, and his band partners Clif Magness and Glen Ballard.
Appearing after the sprawling, unfocused double-album set Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother may boast more focus, even a concept, yet that doesn't mean it's more accessible. If anything, this is the most impenetrable album Pink Floyd released while on Harvest, which also makes it one of the most interesting of the era…
Lindsey Webster has established herself as one of the leading contemporary female singers with her previous two great albums. She now joins the Shanachie label and is about to break into the bigger audience her beautiful voice and material deserves. Thankfully unlike other independent artists stepping up, she has retained artistic control and her own sound. ‘Back to Your Heart’ is a lovely mid tempo groover with a tough backbeat. The guitar backed ‘Where do you want to go’ is a really nice down tempo number. ‘One at a time’ is another quality chilled out song. ‘On our Way’ has more of a groove, a good sax solo and Lindsey’s voice soars towards the end when the song leads to a crescendo. The strutting ‘Somehow’ and ‘Next to Me’ are real foot tappers, and ‘Ain’t It Funny’ is a more up tempo song. ‘Living A Lie’ is good Soul ballad. Really good album throughout.
Keith Richards brings the third solo album for the first time since in 23 years. This Japanese edition exclusively features SHM-CD format + bonus track. Keith Richards took his time to complete Crosseyed Heart. It arrives 23 years after Main Offender, his last solo studio album, but also 11 years after A Bigger Bang, the last official Rolling Stones record, but Richards hasn't exactly been quiet in all those years. He helped Mick Jagger flesh out the leftover demos for expanded editions of Exile on Main St. and Some Girls – conspiracists argued some of the writing happened in the new millennium – and toured with the Stones on various anniversaries, but the feather in his cap was Life, the 2010 memoir that established Keith as a razor-sharp raconteur for the masses that may never have paid attention to Talk Is Cheap.