Love never dies. Like a diamond, different facets show different colored lights at different times. Mickey renews old songs, brings us some new songs, there is one borrowed, and one captured in blue. You're sitting with an old guy who is looking back on his life, maybe you're at a wedding, maybe just a bar.
Generations of love and dreams are gathered in a room. We get a sample of every heartbeat & story there.
This is my favorite Newbury recording. One word? Exquisite. From the 1st tune to the last. Over the years, as friends and family have moved away or passed on (like Mickey), I can always find comfort in this recording. One or two songs, or on a rainy night, the whole thing.
Listen closely to the arrangements, the musicians, the lyrics, and most of all, to what I have always called "God's own cello", the voice of Mickey Newbury, at its best.