quinta-feira, 3 de março de 2016

David Lewis - Songs of David Lewis (Repost)

David Lewis - Songs of David Lewis - 1970

By Richie Unterberger, from allmusic
David Lewis is more known to collectors of late -'60s and early -'70s rock as the leader of the Northern Irish band Andwella's Dream (later shortened to Andwella) than as a solo artist. However, while that group was still going - some sources give the year 1969, others 1970 - solo Lewis performances came out on a publisher's demo, issued more than 30 years later on a Japanese release. It's a mixed lot that gives the impression the tracks might have been recorded at separate times and/or separate sessions spaced at least a few months apart. Many of the cuts are solo piano performances that show some similarities to the work of early singer/songwriters like Carole King, Randy Newman, Elton John, and perhaps even a bit of David Gates. (Some of the melody of "You Don't Know" certainly recalls Bread's "Make It with You.") "On a Day Like Today," on the other hand, might bring to mind Jesse Colin Young's mellower compositions for the Youngbloods. There's a soul-gospel flavor to some of these that makes him sound a little like a singer/songwriter Ray Charles, though you shouldn't get too excited by that comparison; the songs and vocals aren't on the level of Charles or the other aforementioned artists. Yet there are also a couple tracks with full-band arrangements and orchestration that sound like they could have been placed on official late-'60s pop/rock releases. Whatever the case, they're only passable songs, though Lewis is a decently soulful vocalist. 

01. You Don't Know
02. On a Day Like Today
03. Such a Long Way to Go
04. Everlasting Love
05. Because of The Love You've Given me
06. Take My Road
07. Man Without a Name
08. Love is a Beautiful Thing
09. Learning to Walk
10. Put Away Your Tears
11. Yesterday's Gold
12. Holding On (Bonus Track)
13. The Angel That's Following Me (Bonus Track)

+@320 Now with Bonus Tracks!!

2 comentários :

Anônimo disse...

do you have his other albums https://www.discogs.com/artist/1158078-David-Lewis-5

Only Good Song disse...