Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
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kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 03/24/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a combination of David LaFlamme's two solo albums: White Bird and Inside Out. To be honest, I have only heard White Bird, so I can't vouch for the last half of this CD. Here are my opinions on the songs from White Bird:White Bird-a short, uninspired version of It's A Beautiful Day's greatest hit. It is only 4 minutes long and not that interesting. It is a pointless remake. It was only included so stupid fans like me would buy the album.Hot Summer Day-another It's A Beautiful Day classic. This is a seven minute version, with a really interesting, spacy instrumental in the middle. It reminds of Pink Floyd's Echos. The singing isn't on par with the original version, but the music is more interesting.Swept Away is a jazz fusion instrumental similar to what Jean Luc Ponty or Michael Urbaniak would do. It is very nice, but not up there with the best of Ponty.Easy Woman is a lounge act song. It sounds like something Tom Jones would do or like the theme song to the Love Boat.This Man is kind of disco a number. Baby Be Wise is like a combination of Easy Woman and This Man.Spirit of America sounds like something Kansas would do, with a little Bruce Springsteen and John Wayne thrown in.This is really not an album worth getting, but if you do, you will get a nice, spacy Hot Summer Day.Hal Wagnet, from the first It's A Beautiful Day album, plays bass on some of the tracks.The back up singer is called Dominque DelaCroix. Her real name was Linda. She ended up marrying David LaFlamme, and became the second Linda LaFlamme. She is not to be confused with the first Linda LaFlamme. The first Linda was responsible for writing much of the great music on the first It's a Beautiful Day album. She also sang and played keyboards. She left the group, and David, after the first album. After the Linda split from David, David was not as successful at writing songs. After the first album, all the best It's A Beautiful Day songs were written by Fred Webb, who replace Linda on keyboards. Patty Santos replaced Linda on vocals, and It's A Beautiful Day recorded four more albums. On the last album, Today, David had left the group. Fred Webb and Patty Santos both died later.It's A Beautiful Day has constantly been fueding with their original manager over the rights to the group's name and music. For this reason, the It's A Beautiful Day albums were taken off the market and have become very rare. David and the second Linda stayed together and have been performing since the late seventies. Currently they are performing under the name David and Linda LaFlamme, IABD, formerly known as It's A Beautiful Day. Val Fuentes, the original drummer from It's A Beautiful Day is also in IABD."