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What strikes me after the first listen to Golders Green is the great variety of styles that Pete throws himself into and how brilliantly he does it.
There are pop ballads like "Dawn" and "I`ll Kiss You Goodnight" - Rockers like "Richard" - Pop/rock melodies with hit potential like "Makes Me Feel Good" and "Helping Hand" - mellow folkish songs; "I"ve Waited So Long To Be Free?, "Hurry On Father" and "A Lonely Day". There are demos of well-known Badfinger tunes like "Midnight Caller" and "Without You" ( actually "If It`s Love" - before it was paired with Tom Evans` chorus ). A new new aspect which did not show very much on 7PA is the bluesy side of Pete Ham which here is represented by "Whiskey Man" and "I`m So Lonely". A few tracks are very short fragments or unfinished demos such as "Shine On" and "Pete`s Walk". "When The Feeling" and "Gonna Do It" show Pete having fun and experimenting, when recording.
One thing all tracks have in common is the great sense of melody which is characteristic for Pete`s songwriting and singing. Many tracks are greatly inspired by The Beatles but they never come off just as poor imitations of the Fab. Four`s work. Compared to 7 Park Avenue the sound quality is slightly better - a few tracks are almost in professional studio quality.Read more ›
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A broad and varied musical taste of Pete Ham's songwriting prowess. Although mostly recorded in demo form, it shows what a truly great talent he was (with or without Badfinger),... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert M. Taylor
i never thought i would actually like this more or as much as actual badfinger recordings. but it's true. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Dee Dee Tee
I do not much to say other than if you love Badfinger, you will love this CD. I do wish there was more of Shine On, but I can live. Read morePublished on December 29, 2008 by Scott Degeorge
Pete Ham has the most wonderful voice of anyone I listen to. It can be plaintive, soulful, and every facet in between . His voice is one that has that untouchable quality. Read morePublished on February 2, 2002 by Tom Bastian
It is true that Pete Ham was a great songwriter, and that is easily obvious on the first CD,"7 Park Avenue". This compilation though, is far less consistent. Read morePublished on April 13, 2000 by Michael Giersher
It's amazing the tracks that Pete (or the band) felt weren't up to Badfinger's standard. This follow up to 7 Park Ave has a number of fine moments, but is more fragmented than its... Read morePublished on August 5, 1999 by Wayne Klein