Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
After his cassette single tour de force with the Christian line dancing "Walk The Talk", the Kettering Cowboy rides again! Forget all you ever read about prima donna recording stars whose merest whim is catered for by a posse of roadies and hangers-on; this is a real DIY effort: not only did Dave write the songs and play the instruments, he took the album photo (nice one, Guy the gorilla), helped with the album design, arranged the manufacturing, took the master to the CD plant, put the CD inlays together and even stuck the labels on! Sadly, all this self help stuff usually points to dodgy production and el cheapo quality, but this time. A good bunch of songs, some good ol' country rockers and a few gentle, rootsy ballads with more than a hint of Celtic in them (his friendship with Carolyn Stilwell bearing fruit) and of course "Walk The Talk" is here, but with a different arrangement, with more emphasis on the guitars and the accordion banished. Having said that, the original version is on the album as a bonus, along with a totally stripped down one and a half minutes of outtakes complete with coughs and ad libs! Having all of Dave's albums, I reckon this is the best yet.
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