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Love Songs: For & Against
Guy Forsyth
Love Songs: For & Against
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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Love Songs: For and Against combines the savvy of a seasoned songwriter, the strength of a weathered bluesman, the grit of edgy rock and the fresh and timeless beauty of a blossoming artist at his best.

      
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All Artists: Guy Forsyth
Title: Love Songs: For & Against
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Small & Nimble
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 8/23/2005
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 807577160126

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Love Songs: For and Against combines the savvy of a seasoned songwriter, the strength of a weathered bluesman, the grit of edgy rock and the fresh and timeless beauty of a blossoming artist at his best.

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Scott P.
Reviewed on 10/5/2007...
Good stuff if you like Blues/Rock with a dash of Alt-Country. 4.5 Stars from AllMusic.com

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Absolutely Incredible
Justin M. West | Austin, TX United States | 09/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was first introduced to Guy Forsyth perhaps one year ago by a good friend of mine whose jaw literally dropped when she'd heard I'd never listened to his music. She loaned me all of his CDs and I've never looked back.

Guy Forsyth represents the very heart and soul of the entire Austin, TX music scene. It's no secret that one of Austin's many mottos is "Live Music Capitol of the World." What they don't say is that it isn't necessarily *good* music. Thankfully, for every 10 bad musicians there's at least one good one, and Guy Forsyth is perhaps the best. He is the epitome of what Austin music SHOULD be and CAN be when in the hands of a visionary.

Don't try and pin Guy down into one genre. One might be inclined to say "country" if they've heard some of his other albums ("Voices Inside" comes to mind, probably his best), but that's just not suitable. This album also presents us with an experimental ragtime number ("Shake it in a Circular Motion"), a heart-wrenching ballad ("Patient's Blues"), salsa, blues, and good ol' rock 'n roll. There's something for everyone on this album.

Each and every person will find their own "favorite song" on this album, and you're guaranteed to find at least one or two that you can't get out of your head.

As a previous reviewer noted, Guy is best seen live. While this album is spectacular, he truly shines on the stage and the songs lose something in translation. That's not to say they're not great - they are - it's just that, heard live, there's more soul behind them.

Buy this album. I said buy it! And then buy Voices Inside! You will NOT be disappointed."
A Must Buy....
...By Any Other Name | Los Angeles, CA United States | 08/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a beautiful thing to witness the culmination of this man's career in such a wonderful tasting of his talents which this CD presents. Guy definitely has his own sound, his unique voice, and his thoughtful message that he carefully weaves from the myriad musical (and other) influences that have helped form and shape him into who he has become. There's no doubt that he loves the blues, but don't try to pin him down to one musical tradition, cuz he's got em all! You just HAVE to go to a live show to witness all that Guy has to offer. He'll be touring extensively for "Love Songs" in the coming year, but you can always catch him in Austin, Texas where (he's based) at venues like The Saxon Pub or Antone's. This CD is really wonderful. Everyone I know who has heard "Beautiful Mistake" is captured by it and keeps humming it for days afterwards. "Long, Long Time" is a favorite amongst the old to the very, very young due to the danceable and impossibly easy to remember chorus. Listen to his lyrics in all of his songs, but especially "Mama's Favorite" and "105". And "Patient's Blues" is so powerful and heartbreaking....I can't say enough about this WHOLE CD. Run, don't walk, to buy it."