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Temporary Road
John Gorka
Temporary Road
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: John Gorka
Title: Temporary Road
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Highstreet
Original Release Date: 8/25/1992
Release Date: 8/25/1992
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 729021031526, 729021031540

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A Most Excellent Songsmith
Meredith A. Hayes | Houston, TX USA | 09/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gorka is the poet of my heart and soul...he writes music that may not be the story of my life, yet tells my story implicitly. His rich baritone voice and beautiful guitar make his lyrics even more incredible. Gorka also has an incredible ability to tell a whole scene in a few words, using strong descriptions and subtler puns to round out the emotion of every song. Don't just buy this cd...go check out his others..."
Highlight in Gorka's Catalog
Skreechowl | NYC-Area, US | 09/25/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the first place I encountered Mr. Gorka.
I was immediately impressed with his tunefulness and thoughtfulness. "Temporary Road" is a record that makes me think: transporting me either to the scenes that he tellingly limns, or to reconsider ones from my own life. His rich voice proves a wise companion, leading through and around everyday life, revealling the magic of the mundane: a convict being freed (Vinnie Charles), a travelling musician pondering love (The Gypsy Life). His upbeat tunes are also powerful (Gravyland, All That Hammering) as they intelligently explore a world-weary cynic's greatest trial: daring to hope. Only one track (13) over-reaches. Otherwise, the album approaches perfection."
So lyrical even my 2 year old loves it !
J. McAndrew | 05/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is nothing like a child singing "grand larceny" to really take note of the power of Gorka's writing. There is a poetry and elegance to every line, even the hard luck tunes. I bought this when it came out and it has stayed within the family as you can see. A true classic."