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Scenes from real life.,
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This review is from: Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night) (Audio CD)A welcome return to the acoustic sound that made this artist great.I enjoyed "An Other Cup" for its vibrance and sincerity. This album is perhaps a little more thoughtful and contemplative, but each song still carries a message, without falling into the trap of becoming self indulgent.
Yusuf has the gift of communication with his audience and can pull off songs such as "Be What You Must" with a children's choir without being twee.
The opening track, "Welcome Home" sets the scene for the title theme, and Yusuf takes the listener on his musical journey with both depth and simplicity.
This album is beautifully crafted and produced, and Yusuf gives food for thought to all of us with his observations on real life.
I particularly liked the subtle use of brass in "Every Time I Dream", the tuba in particular is haunting underpining the accompaniment harmony."The Rain" carries is a particularly powerful message about greed in the world.
Whilst this is undoubtedly music for grown-ups, my 8 year old (Discerning soul that he is !) already loves "Thinking 'Bout You" and the hymn like chorus of "Be what you Must" a recommendation if ever there was of the way Yusuf's music can touch us all.