Ear Candy ( Really)
Andrew E. Wojcik | Hockessin,Delaware | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is by far then(when it came out on lp) and still (remastered cd) , one of the Greatest albums to ever be released .Buy it , play it at your next party, and you'll see what I mean. I'll bet someone will say, who is this playing is great.Its a fun one.Its what made me a life-time fan.The typical American comment is ,Oh the guy from Mike and the Mechanics.Never given the credit he deserves. Its no wonder he doesn't cross the pond much. Satisfy My Soul is the second best( I would call this cd EAR SEX)especially If you have someone to be thankful for in this life .The only think I would not recommend are all those greatest hits he releases.Why? But the whole thing except Groovin,I do not like when folks do whole albums of other folks songs. Its not a good sign(Barry Manilow , Rod Stewart , Raul Malo, yea you.It just seems thier running out of rope. Andrew Wojcik . Hockessin , Delaware"
John R. Chaney | Carmel, Indiana | 03/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked One Good Reason, or any of the other stuff you've heard PC do, then you will probably like this album. There are no samples here, which makes it a leap of faith for the listener. Well, I took that plunge, and it was a soft landing. The best way I can describe SV is that it is kind of like Reason in that the brilliance of PC's vocals are 100% here, but SV is a lot more blusier and guitar oriented than Reason. Reason was more into the keyboards and electronic sound. SV actually sounds like a rock band is playing instrurments, and maybe even live. Also SV is a lot more roots-ier, but at the same time, just as hook-laden and catchy as Reason. Any fan of blue-eyed soul should find this album a must. I'm shocked that it never got any airplay, at least in the US. I could go into more detail about the songs, but since you can't get the samples, there's no point. By the way, this album isn't on iTunes, so don't bother looking there. Maybe you will find it somewhere else on the net, but you can't beat the price here. Good luck. Highly recommended."
Superb Sheffield Soul
thegnuewe | Boynton Beach, FL | 09/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carrack is one of the last of the British Blue Eyed Soul stirrers. With the passing of Paul Young(y) and Robert Palmer there are very few left (Paul Rodgers - although rock - shares exactly the same influences as Carrack) This album is a melding of blues, motown, R&B, power pop/new wave and fifties rock mixed into a gumbo so good you would be damned if you didn't listen to it. Nick Lowe's production is superb and the hooks and melodies here are irresistable. There are no overbearing synths and the production is not glossy like the latter 80's stuff. Every song here shines brilliance but some of the stand out tracks are "I need you" and "A little unkind" Carrack is supremely underrated and this album should have catapulted his career post-Squeeze. If he comes to your town, don't miss him!"