Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Resolution: The Collection
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Christian
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As Fresh As The Day We Bought It
Larry White | AdultPop.com | 12/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Resolution was released in July,1976, Rolling Stone Magazine made it the lead review. The fervent rave included the statement "Pratt has forever changed the face of rock". Now these words are in Landau re: Springsteen territory ("I've seen the future of rock&roll"), so, naturally, we went out and immediately bought it. Everyone else must have been on vacation when that review came out though, because the album sold like coldcakes. Nevertheless, though it did not apparently change the face of rock, it is, indeed, a magnificent work. It was rereleased as a CD a couple of years back with 3 superb additional cuts, one that begins the CD-- the amazing novelty song "Avenging Annie" which, as great as it is, detracts from the flow of what is to follow-- and the 2 final cuts from Pratt's follow-up to Resolution, which have the same producer, the reknowned Arif Mardin. Mardin did a remarkable job. He matched the heavyweights of NY session musicians with Pratt's voice and piano. What we are left with are soaring, orchestral arrangements of Pratt's richly textured melodies; witty, heartfelt, inspiritional, touchingly profound lyrics; and his passionate and powerful singing, akin to a vulnerable Mick Jagger. Unlike the majority of records 25 years old or more, this album remains as fresh and unique as the day we bought it. What has become of Andy? We've heard rumors that he's now a social worker, a missionary, an ex-patriot, a busker back on the streets of Boston. Wherever he is, he has left a legacy. One of our favorite albums of all time."
Pratt's the way I like it....
E. Grieze | Reno ,NV USA | 08/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I was told I would be on a deserted island for one year, and I was allowed to take only 10 albums with me for the duration, "Resolution" would make my top 5....EASILY! A truly beautiful masterpiece filled with emotion, and some melodic creshendos that make my blood rush. Pratt's song writing in this album is superb and the music blend is candy to my ears.
I was very fortunate to see Andy play "live" at the Boarding House in San Francisco when this album came out. During a short pause after one of the earlier songs, he had this boyish grin on his face, and he said "I got me a band !" And man, he sure did. Clean and dynamic... just what you would hope for after hearing the album.
Sadly, amidst the brief attention this album did get, Pratt just sort of faded away. Never heard anything about him after that. I just chalked it up to the same fate that the band "City Boy" met. Amazingly talented... but maybe mismanaged, maybe ignored by an idiot record label exec, or maybe intentionally overlooked by a negligent and trite pop scene. But I'm just guessing. Maybe Pratt just did a "stage left" on his own and retired from public attention all together. I don't know. A shame in any event. All my friends and I were really looking forward to more post-Resolution.
But I DO KNOW that it is a crime that this album is not more readily-available on CD. I burned my old 33 wax copy to CD, but I still have to put up with hearing some occassional (irritating) vinyl popcorn. It would be nice to hear the album remastered on CD. In the meantime, I recently ordered some of his later work (which emerged from somewhere I don't know about). Looking forward to that. Sunny days!"
Pratt joins beautiful music to meaningful lyrics
Larry White | 10/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first heard Andy Pratt on the radio with Avenging Annie, it blew me away. The perfectly expressive piano and the insightful and exciting lyrics brought to life a modern woman--and a man wrote the song! I was not quite ready for his other compositions, as I was only 15. When I recently bought Resolution, I was more than ready. Thoughtful, intricate, and beautiful songs in every way. Bravo, Mr. Pratt! What a beautiful album."