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Tommy Henriksen
Tommy Henriksen
Tommy Henriksen
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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There's a lot to like on Tommy Henriksen's self-titled debut, not the least of which are engaging melodies, pleasant pop-rock structures, and lyrics that rise above the genre's familiar clichés. What kicks this solid, self...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Tommy Henriksen
Title: Tommy Henriksen
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 2/23/1999
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724349486324, 724349486348

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There's a lot to like on Tommy Henriksen's self-titled debut, not the least of which are engaging melodies, pleasant pop-rock structures, and lyrics that rise above the genre's familiar clichés. What kicks this solid, self-confident album into high gear, though, is Henriksen's interest in world music, which is manifested in a wall-of-sound construction of guitars, keyboards, and drum machines, yes, but also diverse instruments such as sitar, pennywhistle, accordion, tabla, and Swedish bagpipe. Vocally, Henriksen is a dead ringer for Peter Gabriel, which is disconcerting at times, but not enough to drain the appeal or individuality from attitudinally upbeat tracks such as "I See the Sun," "One Voice," or the wistful "Beyond Life," which features a guest vocal by avant-rocker Nina Hagen. --Daniel Durchholz

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Superb.... What a purchase !
Mr P D Simcox | England - UK | 03/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here in England, UK - none of the big record dealers had heard of this guy... but I was treated to "I SEE THE SUN" in an episode of some kids program (Malibu CA i think) and was blown away...I can honestly say that just sitting down and listening to the CD is a fantastic way of passing an hour...and Tommy's voice is incredible. Buy this ...simple as that...you really WILL NOT be disappointed !"
A younger, hipper Peter Gabriel
A. Mc Clymont | Miami, FL | 10/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the album Peter Gabriel might make if he were starting out today...Yes, Henriksen's voice is a close match, but the music stands well on its own... it definitely is not derivative. If you like Gabriel you will definitely love this album."
This album is unique and individual as the artist himself.
A. Mc Clymont | 10/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard the song "I see the sun" a hunderd times on the radio and loved hearing it. Normally I would not but an album until I had heard other songs off of it and this was no exception..what made me change my mind was seeing him perform live. On the Fourth of July he performed in Albuquerque NM for the Peak Picnic. His interaction with his fans before and after the show introduced me to an artist that was not so typical. He signed endless autographs and took pictures with anyone who asked. What intigued me the most was watching him perfom. His energy and enthusiasm has a tremendous effect on the audience. His emotions and feelings are shown through his songs and lyrics. His use of world instruments and the use of his unique voice make a sound that is just amazing. At the end of his performance, he had left me breathless. This album is some of the best stuff I have heard in years. In my opinion it is hard to give his unique music a category. I feel that listeners of mainstream rock, pop, world music, new age and even contemporary will enjoy this album as much as I have."