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Sonny gets sunnier day by day....,
This review is from: Rhythm Of The Saints (Remastered And Expanded) (Audio CD)
1990's "Rhythm Of The Saints" is a beauty. It shimmers and shines, swoops and glides with grace.
Subtler in many ways than much of "Graceland", much of the music and sound here is beguiling and the lyrics are crafted with great intelligence and style.
The opening of "The Obvious Child" is intoxicating, and the wistful, thoughtful lyrics are enticing.
The somewhat monotone "Can't Run But" catches you eventually and "The Coast" is melodic and sweet. "Further To Fly" is a subtle but charming spiralling document.
These are all excellent but the peaks truly arrive on "Spirit Voices" and "The Cool, Cool River." The former is a beautiful, lilting tune with poetic lyrics and the latter is a stunning peice of introspection and ultimately defiance which soars to an impressive conclusion.
"Born At The Right Time" is the most recognisable form here and it works very well.
A stunning album documenting excellent songwriting and stunning musicianship.
This is what music should do: excite, inspire, provoke thought and wonder.