Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Reissue of his A&M debut, first released for the label in 1970. Features all eight of the original tracks, including 'Man Hole Covered Wagon' & 'L Ballade', as well as the original cover art. 1998 Wounded Bird Records rele... more »
Reissue of his A&M debut, first released for the label in 1970. Features all eight of the original tracks, including 'Man Hole Covered Wagon' & 'L Ballade', as well as the original cover art. 1998 Wounded Bird Records release.
F. Gentile | Lake Worth, Florida, United States | 07/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually still have my copy of this album, which I bought a couple years after its release. I've always considered Shawn Phillips one of the truest, most beautiful singer-songwriters there ever was, and the fact that he is not mainstream & never was (which he's probably grateful for) attests to the majority's lousy taste. ...But, upon listening to this recording recently, after so long, I was impressed at how beautiful I still found the songs. Expecting maybe my former passion for it attributable to youthful exhuberance and naivete, and maybe now finding it dated and pretentious, I was pleasently surprised to find it neither.(Blue Oyster Cult went RIGHT into the garbage, I listened to THAT??) Nostalgia aside, the songs are simply timeless. I still knew every word to "Lovely Lady", which best captures Phillips soaring vocals, and I still consider "L'Ballade", one of the most hauntingly beautiful love songs ever recorded. I am so happy to read that Shawn Phillips is still performing, I would definatley go to see him should he ever come my way. I, and many, do not measure an artist's success on how his last record sold or where he stands on Forbes Wealthiest Entertainers List. I measure them based on what they contributed to the beauty of the world around us, and, that being said, Shawn Phillips is vastly successful."
F. Gentile | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Passionate and unusually fine vocal. This album can move you and focus your thoughts."