7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2009
Excellent CD. I enjoy all of the songs. Its kind of a blues,soul, and rock type genre. I was first introduced to Paul Carrak's music a couple of years ago. Little did I know he was the voice from the 70's group, Ace (How Long). I don't know why Paul Carrack has not caught on in America like Europe. He is very talented.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2009
A terrific voice, songwriter, and musician. Paul Carrack does it all incredibly well. Another one of those talented people who just gets better with age.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2011
I seldom give five stars to any CD but this one is a winner and deserves it. There is not one bad song or performance on this CD. The songs are the kind that just stick with you and after a few plays you find these melodies stuck in your head (I mean that in the best way). The musicianship (mostly Carrack himself) is first rate. No overblown production or extraneous show off stuff, just solid playing. Several highlights would be Paul's duet with Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) "Love is Thicker Than Water" and the nicely stripped down and solid version of "I Don't Want To Hear Anymore" with Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmidt on background vocals helping Paul recreate the song he wrote for the Eagles in 2007. Paul's version is more soulful and straight ahead but borrows some of the best elements from the Eagles arrangement (or did they get the arrangement from Paul's demo?) Either way it remains a great song. The last song on the CD is "Am I In That Dream" that would be a huge hit if Dusty Springfield was still with us. Either way it's a great song and that may be one way to look at Paul's album as a whole. While Paul's performance of his songs is great (he plays guitar, bass, drums and keys well) and his vocals are excellent, I suspect these songs will be picked up and recorded by other artists.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2010
however,I'm sure this set is flying under the radar. Why? I couldn't begin to tell you because from start to finish, it's just a truly remarkable set from a great great singer. If the tag of blue eyed soul is still making the rounds these days, pin it on Paul Carrack. Here's a guy that's been around for decades, is going from strength to strength, and yet he's not a household name, but you do probably know him, just can't remember the song. The warmth and sincerity within his voice is unmistakable. Obviously I rate him highly, but what about this set you ask? No track skipping here, if anything track repeating. He opens up smoking with No Doubt About It (and there's definitely no doubt about it). By the time you get down to the ultra smooth cool out of the beautiful Am I In That Dream? you know you've been thoroughly entertained. Each time you play this in the presence of others, I guarantee you someone will ask you who's singing. Definitely worth your hard earned.
on October 2, 2010
OMG--I remember falling in love with Paul Carrack's voice and style in jr. high never knowing who it belonged to. It was like a beautiful thread popping up in the tapestry of my life from time to time in my favorite songs --- all different bands though. His voice was the one constant sound striking a chord in me, leaving me wondering WHO IS THAT? Thank God for the internet. Paul Carrack is an absolute gem to be treasured and please don't ask me why he is not a recognized musical genius in the US by now but hey---Lady GaGA is so perhaps it's best. Hopefully it doesn't keep him from touring out here. Buy this album--it is excellent pop/r&b and will get you on the first listen which very rarely happens---for me at least but as previously mentioned I'm biased.