Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Closer to You
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
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David Booker | 09/30/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Closer to you is a 'not too bad' CD. I read one time that most of this CD was recorded in a day or two. In a way, it sounds it.First, lets consider what I like about this CD. I like 'Like you used to', very nice, laid back (when isn't it?) accoustic, jazzy blues number. Some nice accoustic picking from Cale...a nice song.Track seven, the 3/4 timed (almost waltzy) 'Rose in the Garden'. Very pretty, maybe a little too pretty for some; again a primarily accoustic number.In less happy moments, Cale elects to fool around with a synth and drum machine. I guess this is no surprise - remeber that terrible drum machine on 'Call me the breeze'? At any rate, Devil's nurse, Brown Dirt, Hard Love and Clsoer to you all feature this - and it sounds terrible; it completely screws up the mixes. Imagine a clunky little drum machine sound - in MONO!Steve's song, the instumental closer with a 13 piece band is quite nice. As a rule though, it's the accoustic based songs that really work here."
Well , I kinda like it!
David Booker | Denver Co | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cales stuff has always sounded a bit demo -ish except for maybe the last 2; "Guitar Man" and the new "Tulsa" disc which are more produced . the dreaded (for some)drum machine also was part of the original J J' magic .. I still get a kick out of 'Call Me the Breeze' ..and I love the anti- production sound of the man, this one is a little gem, and has been with me since it was released . I go back to it , as I do all of em' time and time again. His stuff always sounds fresh and funky every time I put it on the player."