STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8459-8205 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Moving from London to Australia seems to have relit Geordie songsmith Alex’s passion. For this is his best album yet. Healesville is a small town in Australia and it also inspired Alex Legg that it would make an apt name for a spiritual destination. The title cut is a complete masterpiece with wailing harp and driving beat and inspirational invitation. Let’s face it, the man knows what he’s talking about having travelled far and wide making music and great distances spiritually embracing God’s healing for addiction. I have always loved Alex’s gritty, rootsy style and clever lyrics. He’s capable of writing something poignant like the re-recorded “Too Many Children” and reducing you to tears and at the next moment make you smile with the humorous “The Upright Song” and “He Didn’t Know His Daddy (But He Sure Could Rock’n’Roll”. Mixing together Americana and roots influences, this diverse solo album is right on the money!
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