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Soul Searchin
Glenn Frey
Soul Searchin
Genres: Pop, Rock
Special Japanese Limited Edition in an LP Sleeve Replica with the Original Artwork.


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All Artists: Glenn Frey
Title: Soul Searchin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076732623923


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Special Japanese Limited Edition in an LP Sleeve Replica with the Original Artwork.

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May Frey's Music Fly On!
Corey W. Taylor | Scranton, PA United States | 07/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a fan of Glenn Frey longer than I can remember, and while all his albums are standouts, each seems to be for a different reason. His little musical experiments on Soul Searchin' (like the no snare, just snaps of "Some Kind Of Blue" and his homage to Philadelphia Blues on "Let's Pretend. . .") create a unique listening experience and a fine example of what a good songwriter can come up with, just by carrying on as far as possible with his own distinct sound.
"Livin' Right" is the best song Glenn's ever kicked off an album with, while the album closes with one "Your Life", of his most memorable love songs. Two personal favorite songs of mine are "Can't Put Out This Fire", and "Working Man" which show two different, but excellent facets of Glenn's musical talent. Also, the choral-heavy title song is an enchanting centerpiece which foreshadows the tones of his mastercraft "Strange Weather".
The other songs are nothing to skip over either, unless you don't mind missing something from one of the 80's & 90's coolest solo artists. Now that I have the CD, I notice that the bonus track "It's Cold In Here" sounds like it was left off "The Allnighter", but it's still a terrific song. I look forward to hearing new music from Glenn soon, and like his fellow former Eagles, I hope he never changes."
Pleasant, soulful AOR from a real professional
Docendo Discimus | Vita scholae | 03/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Glenn Frey's solo career has never been an attempt to duplicate the Eagles' sound. Instead he has turned out R&B-flavoured ballads, blue-eyed soul and mainstream easy listening, and even though "Soul Searchin'" wasn't very popular with reviewers, it does contain some really fine songs.

When I first heard it I frowned at the extremely 80s-like fitness-anthem "Livin' Right", which kicks off the album, and I've never really become friends with that one. It sounds like something from a commercial.

But the rest of the album is generally very good. "Two Hearts", "It's Your Life" and the slightly Springsteen-like "Working Man" have certainly dated since 1988, but they're nowhere near unbearable, and Glenn Frey turns out some truly lovely, well-arranged ballads as well, most notably the sax-laden "Some Kind Of Blue" (I love that saxophone solo!) and the slow, longing "I Did It For Your Love".

The groovy soul stompers "True Love" and "Can't Put Out This Fire" are highlighted by a wonderful horn ensemble, as is the more pop-oriented "Let's Pretend We're Still In Love".
"Soul Searchin'", the title track, is a R&B-tinted ballad with some fine string arrangements and organ playing and a female backing choir which gives the song an almost gospel-like flavour.

Maybe 3 1/2 stars would be more appropriate, because "Soul Searchin'" is only great half the time, but it is a really pleasant little record anyway. Go buy it!"
My Favorite Glenn Frey Album
Bud Gott | New Castle, DE USA | 03/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's always sort of bugged me that Don Henley's solo career was more succesful and more critically acclaimed than Glenn Frey's was. Nothing against Don - he's great and he put out a lot of great solo music. I just prefer Glenn's music over Don's.

A perfect example of just how great Glenn's solo works were is this album, SOUL SEARCHIN'. It's filled with great songs. There were some major hits from this release but it's rare that you hear any of these songs anymore on the radio. Yet another case of how the state of radio has declined over the last decade or so.

There are no songs on this album that I dislike or feel the need to skip over while listening to the cd. If I had to pick a least favorite track on here, I'd go with "Working Man" - and even that one is still a good song.

My favorites on this album (in no particular order)are "True Love," "Can't Put Out This Fire," Two Hearts," "Let's Pretend We're Still In Love," and "It's Your Life." I've always thought the last two songs mentioned there should have been released as singles. I think they could have been huge hits.

Besides the music on this album, another thing I like about it is that in the liner notes, Glenn includes little snippets of info on each song. It's fun to read what the inspirations for some of the songs were.

If you're looking for a great collection of Glenn Frey's solo music, then you can't go wrong with getting this cd.

Buddy Gott
March 2008"