7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Contains at least two masterpieces,
This review is from: Shot Of Love (Audio CD)
I know this album came in for a lot of criticism upon release but in retrospect it’s not bad at all. Heart Of Mine has a great rolling rhythm and nice tempo changes, whilst Lenny Bruce is a minor masterpiece, a very moving tribute with lovely piano and organ. Every Grain Of Sand is a magnificent song when considered from a general spiritual angle, stripped of dogma. It sounds very mournful but has that transcended, hopeful quality found in most kinds of gospel and other spiritual music. I also love Emmylou Harris’ beautiful interpretation on her Wrecking Ball album, although she tweaked the lyrics a bit. In The Summertime with its nice harmonica touches reminds me a bit of some of Van Morrison’s pastoral pieces. So all in all not a bad album judged on a purely musical level, containing at least two gems and another great song in Heart Of Mine. I like it!