Close ...but broken winged
Robert S. Estes | Santa Rosa, Ca | 11/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The last the third period of Everly Bros. First, Cadence early classic Second, Warner Bros hits, Third, Mercury 80's comeback
SOME HEARTS suffers from some lesser songs Phil and Don still ring true voices but the material does not add up to the previous last 2 albums. It is sorry to be said that this is the last album/CD of new material, maybe forever.
Everly Bros. completists will want this CD (no LP issued)"
Some Hearts, the last studio album
Debra Turner | New York, NY | 12/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have all three of the Everly Brothers' Mercury Studio albums. I like this last album just as much as the first two (produced by Dave Edmunds). "Some Hearts," produced by Don and Phil themselves, features what they do best - love songs, and they sing them from the heart. Once again their songs capture interesting observations about falling in and out of love. Like their first two 80s albums, this last one brings the Everlys' sound up to date while keeping the emphasis on their crisp, stirring voices. Standouts, for me, include the ballad: "Be My Love Again" and the stompers: "Can't Get Over It," "Ride the Wind" and "Angel of the Darkness." There is always a bit of country and a lot of rock and roll in the Everly sound. And what is true of their music overall also holds for their last studio album, namely, you'll never grow tired of listening to it."
3 1/2 Stars: Everlys Finale For Mercury
A Music Fan | Forest Park, GA USA | 12/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Everlys third and final studio album recorded for Mercury during their fine Eighties reunion period (1983-1988). No "Wings of a Nightingale" here, nor is it quite up to 'Born Yesterday,' their previous Mercury album. But you really can't go wrong when those two voices get wrapped around melodies from great songwriters like Brian Wilson and John Hiatt. I only wish their overall choice of songs was up to that standard, but the Brothers have always been a little hit-and-miss in that area. For instance, it would have been great to hear them cover a tune by Marshall Crenshaw, or even Chris Isaak, two contemporary artists whose writing style seems perfectly suited for the Everlys' sound. Don and Phil assumed the production reins for 'Some Hearts' (Welsh Roots Rocker Dave Edmunds produced their previous two Mercury releases), and the Beach Boys make a guest appearance, uniting two of the greatest harmony-based groups of all time."