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Impressive, insightful, and diverse!
on January 29, 2008
This is quite a stunning collection because it goes beyond the boundaries of the typical love song and gives you some insightful and perceptive perspectives on love and romance. The hits are here - "We're In This Love Together", "After All", and "So Good" - but this collection digs deeper and offers for some of his most interesting and original love songs, including wonderful tracks from his early CDs and some songs from CDs that listeners might have missed. A collection of love songs where not a single track comes off as sappy or overly sentimental is a rarity. These songs are beautifully written and approach love from a wide range of perspectives. "Wait For The Magic" is about waiting for the real thing and not settling for less, "Let it Rain" covers the trials and truths of maintaing a long term relationship, in concert, "Your Song" has always been his show-stopping show of love for his audiences, a lot of fans missed the intensely emotional "Heaven And Earth" because it didn't get the promotional push it deserved, so here it is as fresh as the day it was originally released, "My Foolish Heart" could make a die hard anti-romantic want to sneak a glimpse at the hearts and flowers and "Bright and Sunny Babe" is one of the most original, fun, and funky love songs ever written.
The press release comes on with the usual "turn the lights down and put this CD on" gambit but this is not your standard seduction soundtrack. These songs are wise, poignant, and perceptive, with melodies that get under your skin and well...Al is singing them! Long time Jarreauniacs will enjoy having these songs all in one place and new or casual fans will get a chance to catch up on some of the earlier gems and low-profile CD tracks that they may have missed.