13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Waiting for this to be released in 2000 was a very frustrating experience. As a massive Griffin fan I'd heard live versions of choice tracks, loved them, and couldn't wait to get my hands on the CD.
Fast forward 13 years and the release date has finally arrived. Caught up in label dogma this album was shelved and Griffin's career in hiatus. A devastating blow, especially as the music here is just so good.
In those 13 years tracks off Silver Bell have been successfully covered by artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Joan Osborne, and Griffin herself during that time, now much more appreciated for being one of the standout singer-songwriters of the last 15 years… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Make no mistake, this latest release from Hayes is an absolute killer, and gets better with every listen. The production is of such quality that each track seems to get bigger with each listen.
Hayes's now at an age where what he has to say seems relevant, it is an album full of truth and poignancy. Although his lyrics sometime let him down, this album is about disconnection, isolation and doubts - all wrapped up in joyous pop melodies that just soar. It really is that good.
Let's not forget that voice, which is not just blue-eyed soul, but full of hurt, pain and so much love - which as a listener is a pure delight.
There's not a dud on here, some tracks… Read more