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More mellow but equally amazing as Ladies of the Canyon
on May 2, 2017
Right up there with Ladies of the Canyon Blue is easier to listen to because most of the dark elements that make Ladies of the Canyon so sublimely engaging are lacking here or at least it's a California lonely which is more fun than a Canadian one. More sun and beaches.
Her voice doesn't get any better and the compositions are very sharp along with the lyrics. A little more of the Beatles open acoustic guitar work as coined best by McCartney. A song as intense as Carey uses only three chords - D, G, A7.
River predates George Winston by about fifteen years. Sorry George. A Case of You has some of the octave rich guitar elements as does the Beatles Blackbird. I put her right up there with them. It's a hymn or anthem really with a nod to her Canada.
Truly a good antedote to the blues - has all the needed catharsis. Johnny rotten agrees: what makes you happy - your misery.