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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic CD worth every penny
Vaughn are a fantastic band and have produced a stunning debut CD full of a great mix of ballads and rockier songs. Danny Vaughn is a very underated singer and has fused a band together with incredible skill and superb songwriting ability.
If you are thinking of purchasing this CD do so it will be money well spent and you will own a CD I rate as one of the best I...
Published on 29 Aug 2001 by Stuart G

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3.0 out of 5 stars tremendous singing ability, songs lacking melodic strength
I first heard Danny Vaughn with the band Tyketto, and immediately thought, what a fantastic, powerful voice this guy has. I was really looking forward to hearing this album, and the reviews it appeared to be getting made me think it was going to be a classic. Once again, the singing is tremendous,but the songs themselves tend to lack something. The strengths of the...
Published on 8 July 2000


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic CD worth every penny, 29 Aug 2001
This review is from: Soldiers And Sailors On Riverside (Audio CD)
Vaughn are a fantastic band and have produced a stunning debut CD full of a great mix of ballads and rockier songs. Danny Vaughn is a very underated singer and has fused a band together with incredible skill and superb songwriting ability.
If you are thinking of purchasing this CD do so it will be money well spent and you will own a CD I rate as one of the best I have ever bought.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a classic album from a fine group of musicians!, 13 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Soldiers And Sailors On Riverside (Audio CD)
As a recent convert to the music of Vaughn, I can say in all honesty that this album is only bettered by one thing - the experience of seeing Danny and the boys live.
It is almost impossible to choose 'standout' tracks on the album. All are superbly crafted with smart and emotive lyrics. The musicianship is outstanding and it is all delivered with a passion and love of performing that is simply palpable. In particular the power of Danny Vaughn's voice is just breathtaking.
If I had to choose favourite tracks, I would have to go for: 'Bad Water', 'Is that all there is?', 'Shadowland', 'Soldiers and Sailors on Riverside' and 'The Voice' (I told you it was impossible to limit your choice!)
Thank you Vaughn. This is a true masterpiece which will stand the test of time - a classic!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year!, 19 July 2000
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This review is from: Soldiers And Sailors On Riverside (Audio CD)
Heralded by many as the return of Tyketto, Vaughn features the Tyketto trio of Danny Vaughn (Vocals), Michael Clayton (Drums) and Jaimie Scott (Bass), alongside new additions P.J. Zitarosa (Guitars) and Kyle Cummings (Keyboards). While this album bears many comparisons to the late, great Tyketto it also offers something brand new. Tracks such as 'Shadowland' and 'Is That All There Is' could have been lifted straight from the 'Strength In Numbers' album, but on the whole the album has a more laid back, rawer fell to it.
Opening track 'Bad Water' begins with a gentle, almost eerie intro before kicking in and never letting up. This is going to make a great live track. 'Is That All There Is?' is the first single and probably the most commercial track on the record. It's tracks like that make me angry that the radio stations in this country no longer supports rock music at all. If this track was given a fair hearing it could have been huge! 'Healing Hands' has a gospel influence and while not as instant as the previous tracks, it is a definite grower. 'Handful Of Rain' is the albums first ballad. Acoustic driven and full of emotion Danny sings his heart out like only a few singer know how. Next up is 'Stone Monkey', a funky Chilli Peppers type number, during which the rhythm section of Scott and Clayton really let it go.
We're now half way through the record and so far the album is full of classics. It's usually at this point on a record as good as this that you have to accept that the rest of the record will be a bit of a disappointment.......WRONG!
The second half starts off with 'Shadowland', a track that was originally written for the follow up to Tyketto's 'Strength In Numbers' album, and rocks like most bands seemed to have forgotten how. This is followed by the albums title track and 'Paradise Ain't Home' - both tracks being more laid back and acoustic, but still with hooks and melodies that etch their way into your head. 'Gandy Dancer' rocks things up again before things come to a close with the excellent 'The Voice' - Another track filled with emotion and thought provoking lyrics.
With the amazing vocal chords and songwriting talents of Danny Vaughn the band couldn't really go wrong, but 'Soldiers...' really does outdo my expectations. It's one of the few albums that, as soon as it is over, you will want to play it again, and again, and again.....a classic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another melodic rock gem, 24 July 2000
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One of the true crimes in recent rock'n'roll history, is the fact that Danny Vaughn has not become a bona-fide star. He has the charisma, the voice and the song writing ability that puts him in the same league as Jon Bon Jovi. The gulf between the two in terms of commercial success couldn't be wider, but Mr Vaughn can take comfort in the fact that he has delivered an album every bit as good as the New Jersey giant's recent offering 'Crush.' 'Soldiers...' has a multitude of vibes and textures, comfortably shifting from heart stopping rockers such as 'Bad Water' to soul searching balladeering on the superb title track and 'Handfull of Rain.' Each track is filled with musical accomplishment and neat lyrical touches. If you dig Bon Jovi, check this out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars tremendous singing ability, songs lacking melodic strength, 8 July 2000
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This review is from: Soldiers And Sailors On Riverside (Audio CD)
I first heard Danny Vaughn with the band Tyketto, and immediately thought, what a fantastic, powerful voice this guy has. I was really looking forward to hearing this album, and the reviews it appeared to be getting made me think it was going to be a classic. Once again, the singing is tremendous,but the songs themselves tend to lack something. The strengths of the CD are; the excellent "Is that all there is?", the title track "Soldiers and Sailors on Riverside", the funky "Stone Monkey". I would recommend this CD as far as, an extremely talented singer,excellent musicanship, and the probablity that the more you listen to it the better it will no doubt get. However, disappointing in that the songs just do not have the melodic strength in depth to make this CD a 5 star classic.
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