A gem I recently discovered...
JB | USA | 05/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, let me just say that if you're considering purchasing this CD, you definitely need to read the review by "A music fan from Detroit Rock City." "Music fan" has basically covered every base you could want covered in a review, and his/her assessment is dead-on. I already knew about Ian Moore's label and style shifting before I bought this CD, but if you buy this CD and come to love it like I do, then you'd expect Ian's other CDs would follow much the same style. Sadly, that's not the case...Why Ian Moore chose to depart from the bluesy guitar into another style is beyond me because this CD definitely showcases his talents for bluesy songs. He has a great voice, the guitar sounds effortless, and the whole package is natural. My love for this CD began with one song--"Satisfied." While I really enjoy the CD in its entirety, I think "Satisfied" is the best track. It is in this song that you can hear unchecked emotion and desire, and when it comes through the speakers, you feel what he must've been feeling as he sang it. Sounds corny, maybe, but in its simplicity, this song is potent. "Deliver Me" and "Blue Sky" are also great songs--"Deliver" has a gospel feel to it, and "Sky" is a plaintive request for some shelter, some comfort in a difficult time. As I already said, the whole CD is a gem, but there are a few of the tracks that you'll find yourself listening to over and over.I wish I could say that I plan to get more of his music, but in light of Music fan's review and what my friends have told me about his later CDs, I don't think I will be. I plan to at least listen to them, just out of curiousity...While this isn't available on Amazon right now, you can still find it in some record stores. Major chains don't seem to have any copies left (I tried 5 completely different stores and no luck), so try your smaller neighborhood music stores to find this treat!"
Out of all of my collection, this is my favorite cd.
pea3 | Massachusetts | 02/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is courageous. Ian Moore cuts to the chase with his lyrics and his guitar talents. From Redemption to Satisfied to How Does It Feel, Ian delivers passion and feeling for which blues induced songs are famous. This album reflects the feelings of a man who has loved, lost, and redeemed himself. It is inspirational, and helpful to those of us who wish we could express ourselves so well."