JOHN WAITE Downtown: Journey Of A Heart|
Frontiers FRCD293 (2006)
This new studio album sees Waite re-record many of his greatest hits, giving them all a modern, hard feel. Opener 'Hard Way' is a rocky number with a heavy John Parr feel, while 'In Dreams' is an part acoustic ballad.
The opening guitar on 'Blue Venus' is moody, atmospheric, before we get the catchy tune and a male/female duet of 'Missing You'.
There's also two new numbers here, 'St. Patrick's Day' and Dylan's 'Highway 61'.
Old songs, new direction, it will please fans for sure.
Review by Joe Geesin