Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You won't be disappointed!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was lucky back in 1994, when I stumbled on this CD ..., because I liked the cover. Little did I know that this would end up being one of my top 25 favorite CD's (I own over 1000).
This is a very mellow CD, with a bulk of the songs being acoustic. "Show Me a Sign" is a pop song with some bluesy-feel, which just puts you in a good mood anytime you play it. "Slice of Heaven" is the only rocking song on the CD. It's a great tune that reminds me of old John Cougar. The best songs on the CD, though, are "Pride and Joy(Of a whipping boy)" and "Kiss of Forgiveness". "Pride and Joy" is a gorgeous, but depressing ballad with a great piano/acoustic guitar melody. "Kiss of Forgiveness" is another mellow-pop song with impressive lyrics.
I was so impressed with this CD, I went back ...and bought the last three. I gave these copies to my friends--all whom were equally blown away. If you want some quality songwriting (even though the liner notes are full of misspellings), and a good solid, mellow CD all the way through--then this is it!"
Nick Robertson, Where Art Thou?
Brian Chidester | Los Angeles, CA United States | 07/21/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Funny that Amazon offers so many copies of this CD used for a penny. I picked mine up in 1993 at a Farmer's Market outside of Philadelphia, sitting in a bin of other twenty-five cent CDs. I used to buy them just to see what might come of it, and rarely anything had a lasting impression. I did discover the popsong stylings of Richard X. Heyman from that twenty-five cent bin, and also this dandy of a CD by Nick Robertson. Besides, who could pass up an album that has a man eating a sandwich on the cover?
Maria McKee of Lone Justice guests on here, as do several of the players from the Waterboys' "Fisherman's Blues" album. I'm not really sure where Nick Robertson hails from (with so little info on the man available through the net), but he does a real good job of mixing folk/soul vocals with a swampy horn-infested backdrop. Songs like "Bullet Proof Boy" and "Pride and Joy" are reminiscent of late '60s/early '70s Van Morrison, which is where I place this CD (as well as the first Counting Crows album) in my collection. Nudged right at the end of my Van Morrison discs... as in, "Van Morrison-esque."
I recently put this album on after a tough week at work, and fell asleep on the couch, waking up here and there to hear Nick's gentle melodies and heartfelt singing. It sounds cheesy to say, but the music filled the room and relaxed me. So, if you have a penny to spare (plus two-three dollars shipping), I heartily recommend "Bullet Proof Boy." Unless, that is, you have a Farmer's Market nearby. I'd bet it a million to one that copies of this disc are still collecting dust."