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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 429 Records
  • ASIN: B000PSJBLQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Steve Forbert has carved a unique place for himself in the folk music world and this new release captures these unique qualities at their best. With new releases of old favorites like "Romeo's Tune," this troubadour's music comes to life.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Leach VINE VOICE on July 15, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ok, a non-Forbert fan may not like this stuff, but the real trick is not just liking this music but 'getting' it. Since the singles-era of his early music, SF's work has not been written nor produced for mass consumption. Of course, Big Macs are made for mass consumption, and look at what those do to you. So, with the recognition that this album might have a limited audience, this is a GREAT Forbert album. I was pleased to discover that SF is still writing clever and honest music, and while his sound is still a little overly-produced for me (too many back-up vocals and tamborines sometimes), this album has some wonderful rhythms and sounds. Favorites are The Baghdad Dream (not an in your face anti-war song, as much as a "what is going over there?" rocker), I Will Sing Your Praises (a surprising creationist hymn, SF style), Thirty More Years (a great composition around SF's now-familiar theme of life passing by . . .), and Simply Spalding Gray. Then there is the fresh re-do of one of pop music's greatest all-time hits, Romeo's Tune. What a gift. He must have performed this a million times in the last 25 years, and he delivers it here with appropriate energy and relevance. GREAT ALBUM!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Ganley on February 19, 2008
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Its just so nice to hear someone from then talking about what its all about now, its refreshing to hear what is like an old friend talking to me again. I've alway wondered why so many artist from my past are still singing about the past. I've grown so why haven't they. Without a doubt Steven has painted a picture of the present that's something I can see and feel and allowed me to review with sounds that I liked, just like he did before. His name popped up in my head a few days back and I searched out his new album and I'm so glad I did, its as good if not better then anything he's done in the past and even more refreshing. It sounds great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rudi on January 22, 2008
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Steve sings about every day life, with remarkable observations but stays away from the obvious.
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By Peg on December 1, 2014
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Great album by a great singer-songwriter. Funny, poignant, romantic.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Olav Helle on July 3, 2007
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Steve Forbert has included a new version of Romeos Tune on this new CD. And most of the CD is in that musical genre so to speak.Steve Forbert has included a new version of Romeos Tune on this new CD,and most of the CD is in that musikal "hummin genre" so to speak. This is a musikal gem overall, that become better and better with more listning. Then suddenly it bang`s into your`e soul, and leave some musical angeldust in your ear. Track 1 Middel Age is a typical Forbert gem. Walkabout rythm with a very hummin` tune. Happinnes speaks all over the track. Track 2 Strange Names follow up the "feel" and credibility of the previous track. Not edgy, but very earfriendly, and enjoyable to listen too. Track 3 Simply spalding gray it`s an another cup of tea. This has a touch of irish roots in the intro, but it demands quite more from you. A minor letdown in my ears. Track 4 Man, i miss that girl, brings us more or less back on the track again. Forbert voice had so much pain and feel alltrough. Quality shines. Track 5 You`re meant for me is in typical Forbert territory. It`s romantic, have a certain feel, and drizzel angeldust in your`e earchannels. Track 6 I will sing your praise, is the one with the spinal marrow cord touch. The one you can feel. Track 7 Something special, it`s more cliche ridden in a way. A minor letdown, but a good listen anyway. Anyway. The harmonica lifts it up above average. Track 8 My seaside Brown-eyed girl, has a very open soundpicture, where the instrument`s drizzel here and there and makes`it complete. Track 9 Baghdad Dream is the "rock and roller" on the CD. A mood changer, but it works.Lyricks are extremly good on this one, and yes it`s about the Irak war. Track 10 Thirty More Years, it`s a so so track. Average, but quite interesting. Track 11 Around the bend is the uplifting one.Read more ›
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