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2.0 out of 5 stars "Street Life" ~ Hollywood Drive?, 25 July 2013
This review is from: Street Life (Audio CD)
Yes, as always, there is some lovely playing on this, another Patrick Street production, but in this case they kind of went la-la on the production with some particularly naff, cheap and silly arranging. You know, that cute stuff that is quite old hat, like mixing up meters, or cross rhythms, or layering... I'll just mention one of those that grates the most, there's some lovely playing on track 6, but it is forced into the background by the addition of brass, yes, you know, purse your lips and rattle! Why? It grates and interferes and detracts from what could/should/would have been a lovely listen. It's not like I can't imagine someone doing a good job with brass and this tradition, but this ain't it. One other, another instrumental, track 3, is heavy on the reverb, and the tinkling, and some silly boom-boom ~ dreadful, dull, doggerel, more wasted talent sacraficed to sillidom... Daft! The whole thing is over worked, over arranged and just has a clumsy feel about it. Yeah, I'll listen to a track or two now and then, but I won't be sitting down to a complete once through as the cutesy stuff is like suddenly finding out someone has put six spoons of sugar in my tea. I'll taste it, not believe it, taste it again, and then it's down the sink... I prefer my tea strong, Irish, without sugar, and just a little whole milk to colour and soften it. After a couple of tastes of these listens, I'll set it aside and find something better to lend my ears to. Give me country lanes, not big city lights and hype...

In an attempt to balance out this negative, here's one appreciated Patrick Street album I can recommend, if you're to go for just one, or for a start, one I've even used a couple of tracks from for teaching dance, especially 7, 9 & 11:

"Patrick Street: All in Good Time"
All In A Good Time
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