David Zaffiro - Yesterday's Left Behind

Tuesday 1st August 1995
David Zaffiro - Yesterday's Left Behind
David Zaffiro - Yesterday's Left Behind

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14692-12690
LABEL: Intense 9464
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Here's a name from CCM history, now almost forgotten, it's good to be acquainted with again. (Mr Zaffiro was once a member of the fondly remembered Bloodgood.) Despite Mr Zaffiro's pedigree and record label, this, his fourth solo effort, is laid back 'adult rock' from a man no longer young and finding time for thought and reflection. The gentle ballads, with haunting harmonies, are very nice, as is his clean-toned guitar work. Rock buffs still longing for the harder edge may want to try "Winds Of September" written and sung by Steven Patrick (ex-Holy Soldier) while other cuts have a laid back arena sound and "Bottle Top" is an intriguing foray into Texas blues. A fan wrote to me suggesting that "Nobody Knows" was the best song Zaffiro ever produced with words that are "deep, profound and very convicting" and "one of the sweetest little guitar riffs any musician has ever played." I wouldn't argue.

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Reader Comments

Posted by JR Porta in USA @ 19:49 on Jan 5 2009

Mr. Cummings review article is in error. There is no song entitled "Surrender Absolute" on this album (that is the title track to Zaffiro's previous solo project).

This CD has possibly the best song David Zaffiro ever produced, "Nobody Knows". The words are deep, profound, and very convicting. This song also contains one of the sweetest little guitar riffs any musician has ever played. Ever.

Zaffiro's amazing speed and the superb cleanness of his style will be a great delight to anyone who really appreciates truly excelent electric guitar playing. Coupled with thought-provoking lyrics written by a heart that is devoted to Jesus Christ, this album is still a gem to listen to, even a decade and a half after it was produced.

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