on January 2, 2013
I've followed Walter's music for years and greatly enjoyed Ready for Love! In my book, Walter rates in the top 5 artists that are still currently recording. My top artist is still Boney James because of his mellow tones and creative interpretations of not only his new music, but also from other artists, but Walter Beasley's music is a close second and I can reccommend this one highly!
on July 30, 2008
This is probably Walter's best CD since "For Your Pleasure", not including the compilations he's done in that time (which include the excellent "Midnight Love"). His last CD, "For Her", was very good, but this one tops it as a great listening experience from the beginning.
He's been known to do some covers, and he starts out with a couple of them early on - "Free" and "Be Thankful For What You've Got". The original tracks are largely instrumental, which is a very good thing since he loses some luster when he gets carried away with vocals. The title track and the second single, "Why Not You", are both nice songs that pick up the pace, as much of the CD does - "La Nina" and the beautiful "Land of the Sun" also do this very nicely, and he goes down a different path with "She Moves Me". He's still very capable of slowing it down, doing so beautifully with songs like "Rhea's Song", "Miss You" (where his vocals come in), "Sugar Puddin'", and "Willa Mae's Place" to close it out.
No songs really stand out as star tracks or duds. This is simply 11 consecutive songs that are a pleasure to listen to, and it makes for some of the artist's best work.
on December 8, 2007
The saxophone is one of my favourite instruments, and Walter Beasley knows how to play it!
As well as playing sax, he also sings on a number of tracks.
A lovely album, very pleasing to the ear.