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5.0 out of 5 stars A beacon!, 29 July 2014
This review is from: Hypnotic Eye (Audio CD)
That a man in his 60's can still make an album that sounds as fresh and exciting as this is amazing, perhaps even unique. TP has the rare skill of being able to create very simple music structures and combine them with very intelligent lyrics. His turn of phrase is brilliant and at times is challenging to follow. However, if deep and meaningful lyrics aren't for you and you just want to listen to classic rock music with great guitar sounds and hooks a plenty, this album will still fit the bill. I think that his music and his voice have improved with age. The opening 3 tracks in particular burn their melodies in your head from the get-go. 'Red River' in particular is truly magical both melodically and lyrically and my own personal favourite. The interplay between guitar and voice are exceptional all the way through this album.

Here are a set of really good rock songs written and played (on real instruments) by a group of guys who are masters of their trade. When looking back over rock music's history, perhaps 5 stars is a tad generous. But when you take into account his 38 years in the business and the very average material being produced nowadays, this album this fresh is a real achievement and stands out like a beacon. This is an absolute MUST buy.
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Initial post: 29 Jul 2014 17:16:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jul 2014 17:16:42 BDT
Gypsy Davey says:
Why are you amazed that a man in his sixties can make a fresh and exciting album?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2014 18:48:36 BDT
Because most don't. Most of the rock 'establishment' (Eagles, Stones etc) live mainly off the music they made 40 to 50 years ago and make little or no attempt to break new ground. Tom Petty regularly comes up with new material, the latest of which is superb. PS: I am well into my 60's!!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2014 19:17:15 BDT
Gypsy Davey says:
So am I, but what about Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom waits, Bob Seger, Paul Simon - the list is endless, and they are all producing probably the best music of their careers, well into their sixties and beyond. Personally I don't consider the two "acts" you mention to be a benchmark!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2014 05:56:13 BDT
You clearly like to be depressed by your music. No more comments from me, I have more important things to worry about.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2014 15:40:10 BDT
Sandy says:
And Bruce Springsteen.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2014 09:34:39 BDT
Gypsy Davey says:
And Neil Young!

Posted on 5 Aug 2014 19:02:07 BDT
D. C. Stolk says:
Don't forget John Hiatt and Joe Cocker!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2014 22:08:02 BDT
....and Magnum, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Al Stewart, Asia, Wishbone Ash......in fact most of the oldies.....still producing great stuff.....all well into their 60's....
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