STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10682-VTI165 LABEL: Spark SK7005 FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album
Reviewed by Gerald Kells
A decade after 'Something New Under The Sun' formed his musical peak, Larry Norman had wound down his career to numerous decidedly idiosyn-cratic albums. Now something has changed. Larry is back, and 'Home At Last' heralds a potential renaissance. With the blues haunting his lyrics again, with his sad, lifting voice turned up to full throttle, with a little help from his more influential friends, he has dropped his recent attempts at 'new styles' and given us 14 simple songs, (the sort anyone could write but doesn't) - the result: an excellent album. If it all sounds too good to be true, one fault persists. Side one has all the most interesting songs . To add insult to injury, side two ends with the particularly cringeable, "Somewhere Out There", a ballad where true love lapses into sentimentality. Some listeners will also cringe at "Sitting In My Kitchen", yet another dig at Randy Stonehill. Still for Larry to be uncontroversial would be rather like you or I forgetting to put on our underwear in the morning This is a very good album and I hope he is not too old in the tooth for it to sell very very well indeed.
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