Top positive review
Good, not great, but definitely good!
on 8 October 2012
I love The Overtones and was really looking forward to this album for some time. I've now listened to it a few times, having had it in my car for a week, and it is growing on me, but it doesn't give me the same enjoyment as the first album - yet.
I'm one of the few people who isn't actually keen on the new single, Loving The Sound, but other that that, I do realy enjoy most of the other tracks, except one. Now of course, everybody's tastes are different, but I really dont like You've Lost That Loving Feeling. I have always loved the song, after all, it is an absolute classic, but I feel this new version does the song an injustice. For me, it somehow lacks the emotion and the feeling of the original, and that is no disrespect to Lachie's vocals, I just simply, don't like it.
Of the other tracks, I adore the covers of Perfect, Runaround Sue and The Glory of Love, they are sublime and very singalongable! Keep Me Hanging On is good, though for me not in the league of the first three mentioned, but it does get the foot tapping on the clutch. Reet Petite is a wonderful track, but I do wish it was Timmy singing and not Lachie - I can't get used to warbling along to it in an entirely different key to Jackie Wilsons, which of course, it has to be to suit Lachies voice! Love Song is an original track and very remiscent of Gambling Man, which is no bad thing, and is an excellent catchy tune and one of my favourites! I also love the title track, Higher.
Altogether, a really nice album, that for me just lacks the spark of Good Ol' Fashioned Love, but I am still glad I bought it. It is a welcome accompaniment on my drives to work and back, even if I do skip You've Lost That Loving Feeling - I just can't listen to that track, but as I've said, that is a personal thing, and I'm sure there are people who will love it.
A solid four out of five stars. (now though I'm waiting for the version to be released with extra tracks, like last time, so annoying! At which point, I will download the extra tracks rather than buy the album all over again!)