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4.0 out of 5 stars Less Is More, 7 Jun 2009
This review is from: Hombre Lobo (Audio CD)
No fuss or frills on Mr Everett and his merry minstrels'
new release 'Hombre Lobo'.
The simple formula is a highly effective one.
A shining example of less sometimes being more.

He has an ear for a good tune, no doubt about that
and there are twelve of them here.
The best of the bunch are genuinely affecting.
Mr Everett has a true melancholic's understanding
of the value of pathos and understatement.
'In My Dreams' and 'The Longing' are both exquisite examples
of his fragile art. Love and loss balanced on a knife edge.

'Lilac Breeze' and 'Fresh Blood' provide a rough-edged rocking
counterpoint to the album's largely reflective and downbeat mood.
There is a howling wolf loose in the latter ( one of my American
cousins perhaps ? ) stalking through an effectively realised
B-movie landscape.

'All The Beautiful Things' is a whimsically perfect little gem of a song.

Top marks, however, go to 'The Look You Give That Guy' a
composition which manages to articulate a moment of lost
opportunity as well as any described before him by Randy Newman
and 'Ordinary Man', a simple and touching song which brings
the album to a sad but emotionally satisfying conclusion.

Mr Murder (nee Logsdon) and Mr Knuckles (nee Brown) provide their
leader with economical but very strong musical support throughout.

A canny, well-constructed and perfectly paced little album. I loved it.

Recommended.
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