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Lead Me to the Water
Gary Brooker
Lead Me to the Water
Genres: Pop, Rock


CD Details

All Artists: Gary Brooker
Title: Lead Me to the Water
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Line
Release Date: 7/29/1994
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 023290001564, 023290001526

CD Reviews

An Enigmatic Effort
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 12/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having worn out my cassette years ago, I was delighted finally to find Lead Me To The Water listed here. I ordered it through an amazon partner immediately upon discovery four days ago and it is already playing as I review it.
Gary Brooker has recorded much wondrous music in his long career, but this CD remains his most underrated and enigmatic effort. Despite being largely overlooked, it is by far the best of his solo work.
No Keith Reid needed here. Gary wrote the music and the lyrics. If you like Brooker's voice and style, you are going to love this CD. Among my favorites are Mineral Man, Another Way, the fabulous title cut, and Sympathy For The Hard of Hearing, so evocative of the hardships of war. But the best of all is The Angler, a bewitching tale of elemental struggle between man and fish on Oregon's Deschutes River. The CD is so good, one really has to wonder why it never got any promotion.
Brooker is ably backed on Lead Me To The Water by a number of well-known musicians including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, George Harrison, and Tim Renwick. This is certainly one CD you should buy while its still available."
Alan Caylow | 04/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sort of a prelude to Prodigal Stranger, this album deals with family values (Home Loving), Helping friends in personal trouble (Hang On Rose), and other personal issues. Mineral Man is about being a tough macho man, Low Flying Birds is about issues with "easy" women. A beautiful and sensitive album. Who cares about the celebrity guest musicians? Not me."
Brooker's Best Solo Album
Alan Caylow | USA | 08/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1982's "Lead Me To The Water" is the second solo album for Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, and it is also his best solo album to date. For "Lead Me To The Water," Brooker turns up the rock feel a little bit more, and he also gets help in the studio from such star players as George Harrison and Eric Clapton on guitars, and Phil Collins on drums. It's a terrific album, with great tracks such as "Mineral Man" (with great guitar licks and percussion from Harrison and Collins, respectively), "Hang On Rose," "The Cycle," the reggae-flavored title song, "Low Flying Birds," and the excellent "Sympathy For The Hard Of Hearing." It's a hard CD to locate these days, but diehard Harum/Gary Brooker fans will love it. Definitely seek out "Lead Me To The Water." (NOTE: Brooker recorded a third solo album in 1985 called "Echoes In The Night," which is also a difficult album to find on CD lately. But it's also a great disc and totally worth getting, just like all of Gary's wonderful music, whether solo or with Procol Harum)."