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Before I left town, I was asked by Sneak Attack Media if I would review legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall's new CD. Laughing Down Crying is his fifth solo studio album. I jumped at the chance because I always loved Hall's soulful vocals when he sang with John Oates. However, the CD arrived while I was gone, so I'm just now having the chance to hear it. I've played it through 3 times now and I am really enjoying it. Hall’s newest collection feels fresh and current while still maintaining his signature style and songwriting skills. He was joined in the studio by co-producers Greg Bieck (Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Ricky Martin) and Paul Pesco for the making of this album. Powerhouse producer, the late T-Bone Wolk (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello) lent his expertise on stand-out tracks “Lifetime of Love,” “Wrong Side of History” and “Problem With You.” This album serves as the last project they worked on together after a prolific 30-year relationship.
What I like most about this album is the variety. Talking to You sounds a bit like a Hall and Oates song, Save Me makes you want to stand up and yell hallelujah, Crash and Burn tugs at your heart. I didn't find anything about the album that I didn't enjoy. You can check out Daryl's latest news on his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter!
Sneak Attack Media has generously agreed to send one of my readers a copy of Laughing Down Crying. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw out a name to win the CD! I'll pick a winner Sunday, October 23rd.
The Winner of my Tate's Cookie and Cookbook Giveaway Is:
Ricki Jill Treleaven from Art @ Home