A WELCOME REUNION
bigpull | So Cal | 05/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If there was a chance the Everly's were going to get back together after almost a decade and make a record, this certainly was the one they should've made and did. It's a solid effort with great songs, fine musicianship (without being over bearing) and of course, stellar vocals from Don and Phil. It's been said Dylan wrote LAY, LADY, LAY with the thought that the Everly Brothers should record it. Because of Phil and Don's acrimonious relationship, it took almost 15 years for that to happen. But here it is along with a McCartney contribution; ON THE WINGS OF A NIGHTINGALE and other assorted gems. My one knock and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is Dave Edmunds' production is a little heavy handed at times(it was the 80's afterall). With such pristine harmonies as those of the brothers Everly, who needs it?"
Can't wait for the CD reissue
T. Davis | Seattle, WA | 04/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Mercury album was a wonderful reunion, resurgence, and return to form for the Everlys, who had an acrimonious breakup in the Seventies. Their harmonies were as great as ever, and if anything, the mellowness that came with age enriched their songs, tinged as many of them are with a wistful sadness. The choice of originals and covers was perfect; my favorites are "Why Worry" and "Lay Lady Lay.""