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Declan - Thank You (2006) Retail CD
Yes, thank you indeed, Declan, particularly to all the solicitors and agents whose restrictions made it impossible for one of the most amazing young talents to record for the last four years.
Declan doesn't yet have full content control, but this situation should improve in the future. It is pretty clear that he was not the one who decided the "House of the Rising Sun" lyrics were age-inappropriate, or that alternate lyrics about a man who failed to become a king because of sloshing down a few too many drams of stout are somehow preferable. It's been the ruin of many a poor song, and Lord, Imore… know this is one... Maybe after this album, a shortage of fresh material will no longer be a problem?
Production goes a little astray in a few places. The most grating are the incessant triangle pinging and the disembodied German voice in "David's Song." If you really need a recitation of some kind, please use Declan's voice, and give him something worth saying!
The hugely over-covered "Sailing," "Tears in Heaven" and "Bright Eyes" -- well dope slap me. These are as good as anything I've ever heard, including the originals. The lyrics of "An Angel" remain unchanged and sappy as ever, so why can't I get this tune out of my head? While Declan is good, very good, at the ballads such as "Love of My Life" and "Vincent," he has the kind of control and range to excel with the grand and pretentious "Nights in White Satin" as well. He clearly hasn't found his groove yet. A few experimental tunes at the end, such as "Last Unicorn" and "Where Did Our Love Go" didn't really fit this album, but so what? They are well done, even if an odd way to finish.
A word of warning, Declan already has a distinctive style, with accurate enunciation and a slightly nasal tone that would work well (shudder and choke!) for country music. It is not excessive, but some will love it and others -- not. Perhaps it is an acquired taste. Well, I for one have acquired it. This album is not quite there with "Dark Side of the Moon", "Kind of Blue" and "Sergeant Pepper's" in terms of perfection, but the elements are waiting to happen. I can't wait for the next album.
|2||Love of My Life|
|3||Night in White Satin|
|4||Tears in Heaven|
|6||House of the Rising Sun|
|7||Saved by the Bell|
|8||David's Song (Who'll Come with Me)|
|9||All out of Love|
|10||How Could an Angel Break My Heart|
|11||Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)|
|12||Only One Woman|
|15||Where Did Our Love Go|
- Declan - Thank You (2006) Retail CD
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