"I would definitely consider this album (which I was lucky enough to have a travelling friend bring back for me from the States back in 1989) to be one one of the very finest albums, both lyrically and musically, to come from any singer-songwriter. Suberb lyricism combined with a refined guitar sensibility akin to Nick Drake.Wonderfully focused song-writing steeped in spirituality with a keen folk sensibility. As a vocalist Wilcox is often compared to the great James Taylor; listen to this CD and you will find that "Great" is an accolade that should be applied to both David Wilcox and this magical album. Of the many wonderful songs on the album, "Language of the Heart" is probably my favourite. I have recorded it myself and sung it many times in concert and to loved ones. Very special stuff."
Boy Loses Girl, Finds God
Ham On Wry | Decatur, GA USA | 07/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""How Did You Find Me Here" is like a wind-up clock that runs down before it gets to the end. But boy, those first six or seven songs are as strong a lineup you're gonna get from a singer-songwriter. Wilcox is rightly compared to James Taylor and John Gorka, but he could also be compared to the early Bruce Cockburn, another Christian songwriter that an atheist could listen to without taking offense. The title song sounds like an encounter with a lover, but it's really about God. "Eye of the Hurricane" is on my top ten list of great songs of all time. "Language of the Heart," though mightily sentimental, is heartfelt and touching because it gives a male point of view often reserved for women (Will you still love me tomorrow?). "Rusty Old American Dream" is one of the few fun songs on the CD, and uses a common Wilcox device of running an extended metaphor or "conceit" throughout the length of the tune. "Jamies Secret" uses the tune of the folk classic "Lord Maxwell" to grieve for a lost friend. "Saturday They'll All Be Back Again" is the best song about cruising in a small town you'll ever hear. Okay, that's enough - just thinking about these great songs makes me want to listen to them again."
David Wilcox a true American treasure
Jan | Coppell, TX | 12/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard David's music back when our local NPR station used to play music during the day. Whenever David's songs would come on the radio - I would stop whatever I was doing and give it my full attention. This was back in 1989. For some reason, it took me 10 years to buy this CD. I discovered it at a music store by accident and felt like I'd run into an old friend I hadn't talked to in a long time. Now, years later, I've played this CD many, many times. It's one I play in the car in the evenings when I've got a long drive to make. Or if I'm at home feeling a little lonesome, David's music soothes my heart. There's something about being in the semidarkness, alone with David's voice that seems so perfect. I've heard that David's guitar playing is so exquisite because he "plays under, over and around the frets". All I can say is that his playing feeds my longing for awesome acoustic guitar music. I hope you'll give this CD a listen and that you'll also experience the emotional response that I do everytime I pop it in my CD player, light the candles and sit back with a sigh. Enjoy."
"How Did You Find Me Here?" is music with meaning!
Tim Drake | Saint Joseph, Minnesota | 12/14/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you haven't listened to David Wilcox you should walk, run, or speed to your favorite music store to pick up this album. Wilcox' guitar, his comfortable voice, and his meaningful lyrics won't let you go. "Eye of the Hurricane," "Jamie's Secret", and "How Did You Find Me Here" are unforgettable. Wilcox' music is for those tired of pop music with continuously repeating lines."