(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having travelled extensively listening to many different singers, I can assure you that Civisca's CD is the real stuff. I won't say he is the best we have ever heard, but being one recording out of the gate, this guy is for sure one of natural talent. I hear so much in his voice. He has the style that this music needs. P. Sullivan Reviewer Washington DC"
Not from Buffalo. Like it. New heart and emotion
Dr. Alan D. Kardoff | Palm Bay, FL USA | 07/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Strange that one says the CD is from hunger while the other hungers for more of Civisca. This was my first meeting with him. I love Michael Crawford & Michael Feinstein. He is in a mode with more liveliness and a more jazzy voice. Civisca truly enjoys singing and this performance shows. Like pumpkin pie or oysters, Civisca may not touch you the first time (He did me) but beware: His style and delivery grow on you. The songs in this collection bring back memories of lost love, shared love and love to come. The order of the songs is marvelous. Beginning with the admission of love "nevertheless," he seeks love "where are you," cries "when your lover has gone, tries to rationalize "too young," thinks of the great times "Moonglow and Reminiscing," then smiles remembering "These Foolish Things." Love is contagious and painful. So, "Take it Slow." You will appreciate your lover more as he expresses with the beautiful lyrics in "Because of You." "Because of You" is a precious song and brings back so many memories of the love between my parents and how they grew together, loving each other. Love may be painful but should we ignore it? It is not better to have avoided love. Tis better to have loved and shared, even with the pain...."Because of You." Civisca shows the beauty of love with the marvelous American classic that has become universal "Smile." The CD will leave you smiling and hitting the "Replay" button.Turn the lights low, settle back and enjoy in the glow. Civisca helps you feel the moments; past, present and to come. Smile at the love that waits and grows. Civisca puts his heart into the songs and creates Moonglow.Alan Kardoff, Ed.D. Mgmtdr"