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Just Like There's Nothin' to It

Steve ForbertAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 11, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Koch Records
  • ASIN: B0001XXB8Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,515 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Singer Songwriter August 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Great CD with serious songs written and perfomed with passion. As I get older it gets harder to find new music that stirs the soul despite a constant search for such. There just aren't as many singer song writers today making music for art v. profit. Steve Forbert is an exception. Any mid-lifers in the crowd will connect with these tunes as they reflect a lifetime of experience. "What it is is a Dream" and "Autumn This Year" are awesome songs. Good soul food indeed, Steve. Many thanks.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forbert's Deepest, Most Satisfying Album To Date May 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have been an ardent fan of Steve Forbert's work ever since his "folkie" debut, "Alive On Arrival," way back in 1978. Despite the burdensome "New Dylan" tag that has continued to dog him through the years, Forbert is simply not cut from that visionary cloth. However, I find in his songs something just as profound, a world view that--ultimately--hits much closer to home. He is the poet of the everyday frustrations of the average working stiff, a role he consistently excels at in beautifully crafted songs, with a rare blend of wit, ironic humor, keen observation, and real passion. "Just Like There's Nothin' To It," his first collection of all-new material in four years, finds him in top form. Although his voice is thinner and reedier than in his youth, it suits his new material beautifully. The songs themselves are brimming with the rich, precise wordplay which has won him so many loyal followers. This is perhaps his finest album to date--a welcome treat for long-time fans, and the ideal introduction for the neophyte.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Forbert: About A Dream May 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Upon first listen, I'm struck at how consistent Steve Forbert is as a recording artist and "Just Like There's Nothin' To It" continues Forbert's streak of quality album releases. Who wouldn't include "There's Everybody Else (and Then There's You), "I Just Work Here", and "About A Dream" among Steve's greatest songs? The writing, arrangements, and the musicians fit together perfectly and it's wonderful to have a batch of brand new Steve Forbert songs after nearly four years.
"I Married A Girl" is brilliant and the use of the melody from "Oh, To Be Back With You" is genius. The new piano melody for the "I Married A Girl" portion of the song is as strong as the melody from "Oh, To Be Back With You" and I think the two outstanding melodies put this song over the top - amazing, truly amazing. The piano is fantastic on the album and my jaw dropped the first time I heard this track. I'm sure there will be some people that feel that this song is a bit negative and I understand why they see the song in a negative light. I think Steve does an excellent job of finding a sort of closure, with a nod to acceptance, by the end of the song. After Steve performed this song live in Milwaukee on February 14, 2002, he commented that there's "two sides to every story and sometimes many, many more". Very true.
"I Just Work Here" is another song that really hits hard and I see it as a sort of "Responsibility, Part II". "I Just Work Here" is possibly the best "rock" song that Steve's recorded since "It Sure Was Better Back Then". I think nearly anyone that's been involved in a divorce, whether it be the mother, father, or child, will relate to this song on a number of levels.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Consistent July 31, 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you're a Forbert fan, you'll love the cd. The understated lyrics presenting pictures of life experiences flows easily from Steve's mind to his music. Written during and after a breakup from a long term relationship adds theme and passion to his latest release.

I've seen him live a couple of times, own four of his cd's and would probably rank his "The American in Me" in my top "100". If you're a fan buy it. If you've never listened, try it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forbert Slips Into Mediocrity June 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
As a die-hard Steve Forbert fan who owns everything he's released (see my "So You'd Like To" guide on Forbert), I was rather disappointed with "Just Like There's Nothin to It." It isn't a bad album (I'm not sure that Forbert is capable of recording such a thing), but it's far from Forbert's best work. Song by song, each song is consistently listenable, but also consistent in falling short of the brilliance to which Forbert is capable. I certainly would recommend that newcomers start with Forbert's masterpieces, such as "Alive on Arrival" and "Jackrabbit Slim," before buying this one.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forbert's Genius never more obvious July 29, 2004
By Curt
Format:Audio CD
The musical, lyrical, and vocal genius of Steve Forbert is on display, perhaps better than ever, on his newest release. As often is the case for him his unique meld of various genres mean he may be played on all the radio formats or perhaps none. This is probably not a big deal to him anymore. He'll continue to garner appeciative fans via song to ear advertising among friends and via his 40 year ongoing tour of small venues.

Maybe some playlist generators will smarten up so more folks will have a chance to appreciate this truly creative artist. I don't think he'll be dumming down his approach to fit into a particular market anytime soon....thank goodness!
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