Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dream Street Rose
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
The original 10-song 1980 album available for the first time on CD, featuring the salty 'Sea Of Tranquility', 'Ghosts Of Cape Horn', and 'On The High Seas', plus the singles 'If You Need Me', 'Make Way For The Lady', 'M... more »
The original 10-song 1980 album available for the first time on CD, featuring the salty 'Sea Of Tranquility', 'Ghosts Of Cape Horn', and 'On The High Seas', plus the singles 'If You Need Me', 'Make Way For The Lady', 'Master Rock Of Ages' & the title song 'Dream Street Rose.' Rhino Record. 2002.
Legendary Ballader's Last Solid Effort
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A tossup between this and Gordon's "Endless Wire" as to which is his best CD. Unfortunately, this album's poor sales ended Gordon days of receving any meaningful radio play. By 1980 only soft rock stations played Gordon's songs and "Dream Street Rose" was his last single that received hardly any air time (John Denver's career similarly floundered in the 78-80 timeframe but he enjoyed moderate later success on country charts). Gordon should have invested the time he spent learning yodeling for the song on this album ("The Auctioneer") into branching out beyond his folk roots. I remember him in a 1981 concert mentioning he was starring in a western movie, never heard anymore about it. As revealed in his year 2000 Reno concert that is on DVD, his voice is pretty much gone amd more than one newspaper reviewer of his concerts have mentioned his heavy drinking. "On the High Seas" and "If You Need Me" are terrific songs that deserved a much better fate. So good to finally have this album on CD, the best thing about it is one can put it on and listen to every song, they are that good. Thank you, Gordon!"
One of Gord's best
ellafan | MI | 07/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Gord.The first time I heard him, back in '68,my college roommate was going crazy over this "new guy from Canada." She insisted I listen.So I did,and my first reaction was"Oh,man...country stuff."I had never really been exposed to very much folk music(which I found out later was what Gord was singing.)Anyway..after I listened a bit,I fell madly in love with him, and have been ever since.I have all of his albums on vinyl, of course,and am so happy that more and more of his work is coming out on CD. I know I haven't said anything much about this CD in particular,but if you are a Gord fan,you will buy it anyway.If you only know him from "Sundown," then give this one a try.My favorite is "Whisper My Name." Very few songwriters can get to your heart like Gord.Check it out.All these years later,I'm still crazy for the guys work."
Lightfoor at his best
Geoff Hall | Borehamwood, UK | 07/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the "final four" - the four albums recorded by Lightfoot which had not, until now, been released on CD by Warner Brothers. (This has been released with Old Dan's Records, which is also very good.) I had Dream Street Rose on vinyl and so listening to it once again, this time on CD, is like seeing an old friend for the first time in a long time.It's typical Lightfoot, with his usual blend of simple melodies, lyrics about bittersweet love and, refreshingly, a brilliant version of the Auctioneer - all sung in his wonderful baritone voice. He's on good form, as are his usual backing musicians - Terry Clements, Rick Haynes and Pee Wee Charles.If you like Lightfoot, go buy this and the other members of the "final four" - well worth the money. Incidentally, if you're in the UK, they have not been released yet - am I the only UK resident with these on CD....?"