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Reviewers: Don Mather, Dick Stafford, Marc Bridle, John Eyles, Ian Lace, Colin Clarke, Jack Ashby




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Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos

‘THE SECRET SUN’

Blue Thumb Records 9860505

 

 

 

 

1

If You Won’t

8

You Were On My Mind

2

Just A Photograph

9

The Other Road

3

The Secret Sun

10

The Midnight Bell

4

Long Way From Home

11

Roberto

5

All My Life

12

You, The Queen

6

What Makes You

13

Dancer In The Dark

7

How?

   

According to a sticker on the case, Harris gained a 2003 Grammy Award Song of the Year Winner for the recording of ‘Don’t Know Why’ – not included here. The New Yorker claims that he is ‘ the no.1 songwriter in the country.’

This reviewer cannot find much enthusiasm for music that he considers is no different from the average. Reading the lyrics doesn’t improve things either, for instance in ‘If You Won’t, half of the lines are made up of the words ‘I won’t if you won’t.’ Other lyrics have a similar composition.

Although I have spent many years listening to the ‘Great American Songbook’ I always approach new material with a very open mind but in the case of ‘The Secret Sun’ nothing really draws my attention. I feel that none of these titles will stand the test of time. I may well be wrong!

Jack Ashby



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