Alex Legg - Healesville

Thursday 1st January 2004
Alex Legg - Healesville
Alex Legg - Healesville

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Independent

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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Reader Comments

Posted by Alex Legg in Melbourne Australia @ 11:10 on Feb 17 2007

Geordie????? Nice review Mikey!! Thanxxxxx

Reply by alex legg in melbourne vic @ 01:24 on Dec 11 2007

Thanks for your interest. If you go to my Austrailian Distributor, they will be only too happy to get a copy to you.
Alex Legg

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Reply by David in Brisbane @ 23:55 on Nov 2 2007

Where in Australia can your music be bought?????

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