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A big disappointment
on 9 May 2014
I'm listening to the original ( Fourplay ) version of 101 Eastbound as I write this . Its actually the only Fourplay track that I keep in my library . The original bass part was stunning as was the entire arrangement ... the rhythm guitar / keyboard underneath the melody was so delicious as was Nathans wonderful bass / vocal solo .
Well ... all of that is gone on this pointless remake ... sorry .
Sir Duke .... totally pointless to the point of being annoying . I can see that the players may have enjoyed themselves but this adds nothing to Stevie's original .
Moondance ... awful ! Check Michael Mc D in his early years ... I really hate people wheeling him on to over emote like this . He is a phenomenal singer and his early work was way beyond special . He is in danger of becoming like Meryl Streep ... awful !
Cant Find My way Home .... oh no ! Not another version of this ... really should be left well alone ... Eric and Steve did this ; it belongs in that time zone .... dreadful cliche guitar from Eric .... a bad bad mistake to do this again ....
I so wanted to like this ... Nathan is such a great player .
Somewhere else we have a father and son thing that really should have remained at home ....
Stevie Wonder performs on harmonica elsewhere & it lifts the whole project briefly ... very very special for a few moments .
I was hoping Nathan might make an album like Abraham Laboriel did with Friendship or Koinonia ...
This is annoying muzak ... avoid !