holydove wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:20 am
Hal E. Lujah wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:58 am
I thought I did delete the entire review, so I am at a loss as how this apparently did not happen. Is it still there? I see three dots.
When I made my previous post, it was still there, but I see that now it has been deleted. Thank you very much, Hal E. Lujah, it was very considerate of you to follow through on that.
Well, I still think Leonard would have had a good laugh at the opening lines of that clunker review, that he was just beginning to find his voice. Gotta keep a sense of humor about these things. Didn't he say that at 65 he was still a young kid with a dream? I love the new album, by the way, and listen to it non-stop. You hardly notice how short it is that way. My fave now is the first cut. My least fave is Santiago, which I just feel conflicts with the overall sentiment of the album, seeming to belong to an earlier time, but this is Leonard. I respect that he never let go of either the sky or the ground, so to speak. Adam did a fine job and should be rightfully proud, as did all on this album. The music and background vocals never overpowered Leonard, and it sounds indistinguishable from his former albums. We will never know how he would have arranged them, but my guess is that this is pretty close. Interested to hear everyone's comments and interpretations of the poetry, particularly the goal falls short of the reach, so Leonard.