Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
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Gizmo | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I mostly listen to music in my car and there's always a Paul Carrack CD (and Michael McDonald CD) tucked away in there even as other artists rotate in and out. I've loved his voice since first hearing him back in his days with Squeeze. If you're just discovering Paul Carrack (where have you been???), this CD would be a fine first choice. One Good Reason is still probably my favorite Paul Carrack collection, but you can't go wrong with this CD either. If you like great blue-eyed soul vocalists, Michael McDonald is also pretty darned fine, although his voice is quite different from Paul Carrack's and you'll likely appreciate each of them for different reasons. Enjoy!"
dennisp79 | melbourne, victoria Australia | 06/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"good honest album just leave it on your cd player and watch
peoples moods change in a word a very soothing album!!"
Easy Soft Pop
susumu-5 | Japan | 06/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Paul Carrack is best known as a lead singer of Mike and the Mechanics, the group by Mike Rutherford of Genesis and his biggest hit so far is mid 80s hit DON'T SHED A TEAR. His 95 solo effort is mostly soft ballads and lacks rock but it is refreshing and healing when you are tired.
US version starts with uptempo catchy song, NO EASY WAY OUT which should be the single from this album sounding similar to his signature hit DON'T SHED A TEAR. FOR ONCE IN OUR LIVES is really 70s feel good pop and the title track BLUE VIEWS could have been in Michael Bolton's TIME LOVE AND TENDERNESS album. He is also good at songwriting and Ace's 1975 hit HOW LONG is written when he was in ACE. His newer version of HOW LONG is also here fitting well with the album style. Other excellent songs include ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL, groovy ONLY A BREATH AWAY.
Verdict: Mostly soft 70s feel good music.
Rating: 76 out of 100, a bit more of crunching rockers might have boosted my rating...
Recommended for: 70s easy pop fans, such as Eagles, early Jackson Browne, Ace, and so on."