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Wayfaring Sons

Colin Hay Band Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 2, 1990)
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000008GG2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,102 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Colin Hay Band Music CD

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent followup to Looking For Jack March 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Colin Hay has done it again.
After sitting on the top of the charts in the 80's, the much-matured Hay brings a Celtic sound to his current offering. Although a group of unknowns, with the exception of Robbie Krieger, Colin has managed to put out his best work to date, including the incredible Men At Work catalogue.
As the fiddles and acoustic guitar intro Wayfaring Sons, you will know you're in for something special. Colin's deep songwriting skills shine once again on all these tracks, there's not a bad (filler) song on the whole album.
"Dream On" is a beautiful ballad and a new version has been re-recorded for "Man At Work", but this version is still my favorite.
"Into My Life" saw a little recognition in the US in 1989. I remember being in a mall when I first heard it. I rushed to my local record store where I worked looking for the new Men At Work album and was pleasantly surprised.
"Don't Drink The Water" is a great, punchy tune with an excellent rhythm. "Dream On", another ballad, brings the Celtic touch to a head. Some great stuff going on here.
"Dreamtime In Glasgow" is one of those simple tunes you just can't get out of your head. While it's hard to single out a favorite song on this album, this may be mine.
I can't tell you enough how great the writing on this album is, and it was produced by Colin and Elliott Scheiner, known for his work with Toto, among others.
MCA should sell the rights to this album back to the artist, Colin, so he could re-release for all to enjoy. The last I heard, they wanted $7 million, which just reflects how poorly they marketed this album. As I said, I worked in a music retailer when this album came out. I vividly remember receiving 2 CDs, 1 LP and 5 Cassettes and no promotional posters or flats of any kind. Remember how many albums Colin sold in 1982? I never had a problem selling the album whenever I played it in the store.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second solo release. Maybe his best. May 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This 1990 album was Colin Hay's second solo release and the follow up to 1987's Looking for Jack. I was aware of Looking for Jack at the time it came out but didn't know about this one until I found it in a $1.99 bin around 1992. How could an album so great be appreciated so little? Unlike most of Colin's more recent albums which seem to revolve heaviliy around acoustic sets, this one was full electric same as the first solo. The title track is a great start to an album that doesn't have a bad song. It is amazing how a song can take you away and make you see the journey that it is describing. There are many instruments and sounds in this song and is somewhat difficult to describe. Don't Drink the Water is a rocking song that has a mean baseline. This should have been released as a single had he had any kind of support from the record company. Back in My Loving Arms is a great ballad full of emotion that blends a ghostly combination of melancholy and hope. Ya is a mandolin filled tune that ends the album nicely. You don't get albums like this too often that don't have a bad moment. The music sounds so worldy with all the instruments that make up its composition and the words take you to so many places--it really is a journey within itself. This album is not in print anymore. If you can find it and add it to you collection you will be proud. It will not leave your cd player for sometime. Note that this is the only work that was credited to The Colin Hay Band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Great CD May 29, 2010
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This is truly a great cd. My wife & I went to his concert in Stuart, Florida at the Lyric Theatre which is a very small venue. After the concert he went to the lobby and took pictures and signed autographs for everybody. He was very friendly and gracious with everyone. This cd has 10 songs starting out with Wayfaring Sons which has a very strong Scottish tinge - a great song. Second is Into My Life followed by Storm In My Heart - two more great songs. SIMH has a nice fiddle piece. Fourth is Dream On (Into The Night) which is slower & quite sultry. Fifth is Not So Lonely which has some nice Gaelic background vocals. Sixth is Don't Drink The Water which is a faster paced catchy tune that will have you singing along. Seventh is Help Me about how mankind is destroying the earth. How ironic with Gulf Oil Spill goin on. Eighth is Dreamtime In Glasgow which has a faster beat that has some nice guitar riffs. Ninth is Back In My Loving Arms that is real nice & mellow which would be great to listen to sitting on the seawall in Key West. Last is Ya (Rest In Peace) which is heavy with mandolins - another great song. Colin Hay is a fantastic songwriter. I'm 55 years old and have been listening to music since I can remember so that basically qualifies me as a professional listener. His lyrics fit just absolutely perfect not only on this cd but his others also. Fantastic songwriting. I really enjoy it.
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