Frank Fileccia - Only One

Thursday 1st May 2003
Frank Fileccia - Only One
Frank Fileccia - Only One

STYLE: Country
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

A 51 minute, 13 track CD of self-penned country music from Tennessee-based Frank, in a variety of styles, from traditional ballads to bright uptempo poppy stuff, and there’s no doubting the sincerity and depth of feeling behind it. The problem is Frank’s voice, which has a strange quavery timbre to it; if I had to try and describe it, I could only say a very wobbly Johnny Cash. There’s a lot of sugary sentimentality in some of the tracks (“Mama’s Bible” is a notable offender), although others are quite acceptable, at least by UK standards – but the overriding memory for me is that voice, which completely cancels out any merit that the CD may have had as regards songwriting, performance, or production. Definitely not for UK consumption.

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