Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Phenomenal, classic album for all time!
S. A. Felton | southern OR USA | 09/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! I think this is the first or second time I've ever been the
first one to review an item, and strangely enough, this is a relatively
old album. I first heard about it when I bought the 1989 collection
of Windham Hill. Each year this label would put out a collection of
what I assume they considered the "greatest hits" of the prior year,
which was a great way to see what their artists had put out, and
if a listener liked some of the tracks, he/she could get the albums.
The title song from "Usually/Always" was featured on the aforementioned
album. I have a tendency to play a song over and over, or a part of a
song over and over, and I certainly played this song countless times,
especially the last minute, when it concludes with the only, yet
beautiful vocals on the album. It is a classic song, a song you could put
on right now (I did yesterday), and it would still sound incredible, not
at all dated!
Eventually I did get the album "Usually/Always," and I was
simply blown away - every one of the tracks is as good as the
title song. The album has an interesting affect on me - the
first song rocks, but not overdone, and then there are beautiful
ballads, songs that are just right for a person inclined to
mystical, introspective moods, but whatever the effect, the
listener feels moved and uplifted throughout.
I can't recommend this CD highly enough. I see that Mr. Simon
more recently put out an album with Paul McCandless and Steve Rodby,
and I hope it lives up to the timeless "Usually/Always!""
Simon is a Brillant Musician and Song Writer
Jack L. Bishop | Mobile, AL | 01/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the late 80's this is one of a very few select albums of this genre I would listen other than rock and prog rock. I have Mr. Simon to thank for greatly increasing my love for "Music". Now I love all types of music and this Album is a brilliant work of art. Every song on it is wonderful. The production and sound quality is second to none. I have all of Fred Simon's albums and can't wait for his next release. He now records for the Naim Label in the UK."