STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4966-855 LABEL: Full Circle MYRCD1282 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Dave Massey
As a debut album 'Visions And Dreams' has all the Celtic freshness of a winter dip in Irish sea. The title track is seemingly much influenced by the Waterboys folk-rock fusion and works well enough to stand the comparison. All the songs have strong and memorable hooks from the tried-and-tested "Mercy Mercy" to the searing criticism of "Disciples Of Disaster". This is going to be an album that sticks in the mind. Produced with a warm and vibrant 'live band' feel, the album exudes a joyous charm while influences abound, from the Cajun-tinged "The Turning Tide" (watch out for Alan Hewitt's pumping accordion) to the swamp blues sound of Robert Johnson's "Hellhound On My Trail" 'Visions And Dreams' is an album well worth getting if you're fed up with pop pap and fancy a recording with more depth and a lot more freshness.
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