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Peter Cox's voice powers 'Indian Summer'
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 1992 comeback album from Go West is remarkable in that it isn't a step down from their mid-1980s heyday. Most bands' "comeback" albums sound like they should never have been released, but Peter Cox's superb soul voice powers this recording.With the exception of "The Sun and the Moon," side one is brilliant. The opening track, "Faithful" is a great, shout-the-chorus song, with earnest vocals, and the other hit, "King of Wishful Thinking," is an up-tempo romp. Other highlights are Kirk Whalum's sax opening on "Still in Love" and the slow cover of "What You Won't Do For Love." Unfortunately, Cox's great vocals take a holiday on the closing side one song, "The Sun and the Moon." The lyrics are sappy to the extreme, and his emotive voice overpowers this weak ballad.Side two is a little less memorable, but still very good. Highlights are the ballad "Bluebeat" and the super "I Want You Back." On the latter track, Cox rips into a backing arrangement of Richard Drummie's that sounds different than anything Go West has recorded before. With the exception of these two songs and "A Taste of Things to Come," the side two lyrics miss the mark. "Count Me Out" sounds like a million other songs, and "Forget that Girl" could have done without the incredibly silly line: "You're gonna be walking around / With a stone in your shoe / 'Til you forget that girl."A few minor quibbles aside, it's great that Go West could release such a wonderful comeback album, and it's disappointing that they broke up soon after this one was released."
One of the best pop / rock albums ever recorded
Aaron | Toronto | 08/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album also has the best cover I've ever seen, a great (and so unalternative) montage of photos that capture the best season of the year....'Faithful' is not lyrically, but musically a follow-up of the great 'King Of Wishful Thinking' without copying. THe character of both songs is FRESH like a wave of water, and fun-fun-DAMN fun!!
'Tell Me' gazes at the twilights of the oncoming night and carries a mood of the little clubs with a band playing jazz or pop. 'Crystal Ball' is such a sweet groove, wrapped in a calm mid-tempo, that doesn't rush it.
The more gutsy love songs, 'Still In Love' and 'I Want You Back' head for more musclular vocals and instruments.Also check out the speedy 'Count Me Out ' THankls Go West"
Music that will never sound dated..
Gavin Hadley | Avon, IN USA | 12/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD sounds just as fresh as the day I bought it back in '92. Peter Cox has an interesting voice. He is a very soulful white man. The recordings are well produced taking full advantage of guest musicians and effects. As good as this one is however, my all time favorite Go West album is "Dancing on the Couch" released back in '87. It's been hard to find in the past but I see that it's available now through Amazon...a bit pricey but well worth the extra $$."