Dave Mallett - In The Falling Dark

Thursday 1st June 1995
Dave Mallett - In The Falling Dark

STYLE: Country
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Vanguard

Reviewed by Tony May

Filed under country 'cos that's his general classification, though it's hard to understand why. What you have here is a supreme singer/songwriter more in the vogue of contemporary acoustic folk. Mallett has made a whole string of top class albums on various USA labels, but his new label have certainly captured him in exquisite form. The opening song "Hungry For Love" is a brilliant insight into why so many people's lives go wrong, and the heartcry of the human condition. His songs are often written from the point of view of what it's like to be a human being. "Daddy's Oldsmobile" concerns homelessness, "When The Sun Comes Up" is a poignant look at restlessness and the final song "Hope For One And AH" is full of sweet encouragement. All of Mallett's songs are rich creations presented by one of the warmest voices around. First class album, well worth tracking down.

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