Joined: June 2003
||Posted: Oct. 13 2008, 17:11
I've held of commenting on the new track, and the Bruce Parry album because (for once! i was waiting for the shiny shiny CD's to arrive through my door.
On first listen, with my 4 year old perched on my knee her reaction was "Oh! A Sad song". And that reaction matched mine on so many levels for me.
Mike's contribution is so out of place compared to the other tracks on this album (with the exception maybe of yusef Islam's), sonically his style is very distant from the others. From Will.i.am to most of CD2 it's a very modern beat orientated line up. Mike's guitars are very lonely amongst that.
But, the sadness? It's because Mike's track is so formulaic. Sounds and melodies we've heard on many albums already.
I appreciate his daughter asked for a track for the album, and he's probably thrown in something "ready to go" off his shelf, but given Mike was working with "world" sounds in the 70's, he had a huge opportunity here to produce something great. And he hasn't. This is a B-side from Voyager/Tres Lunas/L&S.
Having said all that, I back up 3Wheller's comment. it's not a bad album at all, and supportsd a worthwhile cause.
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