Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
What came next!
Dr.D.Treharne | Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom | 04/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's ironic that just when David Wayne's excellent review of "The Soul of O.V.Wright" sends me back to my other O.V.Wright C.D's, I discover that this flawed disc of two albums and thrree demo's that O.V recorded for Cream/Hi records is currently unavailable. If you want what turned out to be the final instalment of his troubled life and recording career, then this is what happened, and because of its mix of styles I'd recommend it over and above the 45's collection - that is, of course if you can find it! Tracks 1 - 7 are his first HI records album " Into something can't shake loose". The two standout tracks are the title track and a version of Jackie Moore's "Precious, Precious". The medley that is track 7 gives up another attempt at Roosevelt Jameson's "That's how strong my love is" which is where it had all started.Tracks 8-17 are the complete "The Bottom Line" set. The two stand out tracks are "The Bottom Line" which is a really heartfelt reading of a very strong song, and "That's the way I feel about you". Incidentally the backing band, essentially the Hi studio band, are luminary throughout. Track 18 was the first Hi single "Rhymes" which never made it onto album, and 19 and 20 are demos, and there was physical damage to the tape of "I'm gonna be a big man". It's to be hoped that at sometime these tracks reappear in either this,or some other form, as all the tracks have been remastered and remixed, probably by Willie Mitchell. Getting hold of this album will certainly answer the question that needed to be asked after "The Soul of O.V.Wright", that is to say "What happened next?". This was the answer."