Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Legendary folk singer Richie Havens has issued numerous albums over the past 35 years. Best know for his appearance at Woodstock, very few of his albums are available on CD. Wounded Bird Records helps rectify that with t... more »
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Legendary folk singer Richie Havens has issued numerous albums over the past 35 years. Best know for his appearance at Woodstock, very few of his albums are available on CD. Wounded Bird Records helps rectify that with the worldwide CD debut of his 1981 Elektra album Connections. It features guest musicians Rick Derringer, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter, Elliott Randall and Richard Tee. He does his unique interpretations of Stevie Nicks 'Dreams', Paul McCartney's 'Every Night' and the Sam Cooke classic 'You Send Me'. 2002.
For true fans only
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a reissue of Richie's 1981 release, originally on the Elektra label. It represents the beginning of Richie's foray into the pop arena. Although I am a big Richie Havens fan, I've got to say that this album doesn't suit him at all. There are a couple of gems, however. "Going Back To My Roots" is a real toe-tapper, while "She Touched My Heart" and "Here's A Song" are nice ballads. On the whole, this record is largely forgettable and really only for the completist that has to have everything Richie has done.
1. Mama We're Gonna Dance
2. Every Night (Paul McCartney cover)
3. You Send Me (Sam Cooke cover)
4. We've Got Tonight (Bob Seger cover)
5. Ol' 55 (Tom Waits cover)
6. Going Back To My Roots
7. Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
8. She Touched My Heart
9. Fire Down Below (Bob Seger cover)
10. Here's A Song"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So glad someone has finally seen fit to get this album out on cd. The classic track " Going Back To My Roots" has been a club hit in Europe since it came out, and almost impossible to find in print. The cover art (Richie Havens gazing at a blurry World Trade Center) is truly surreal. More re-releases from this great artist please!"