The perfect cd for an overview of the incredibly talented singer/songwriter's career. The quality on these 16 tracks shines through and this CD is a perfect introduction to his music- buy it you will not be disappointed.
Anyone who loves dark acoustic classics like Hazard, unforgetable ballads like Now and forever, Right Here Waiting and guitar infused pop songs like Take this heart, Don't mean Nothing and Satisfied, will be.
My favourite has to be the R & B influenced track Keep Coming Back - sung with so much soul; a rare feit for a white singer. It is no surprise to learn Richard has had several US number no1's and about 20 million record sales to boot. If you like this album you will love his 2001 release- Days in Avalon. Richard released this on his own label which did not have the resources available from a major label (when they feel like it.) The quality surpassed his previous albums and is definitely worth buying on import from Amazon
Richard has just signed a new record deal with EMI in the USA - a new Cd expected spring 2004. Let's hope it sells- the mainstream needs something more than manufactured so called 'cool' acts.
If you buy just one CD this month- make it this one - you will be enlightened.