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First of all, we strongly believe that if your music stinks then
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The EvO:R CD Review Team
by David Silva
Reviewed by Joel Pirard
Song Samples from the CD
Well itís been a while since my last reviews;
Been busier than a one Ėarmed paper hanger as they say.
Now, onto the review.
Right off the bat, the opening track, GUITARS & SHADY LADIES opens up with an interesting guitar pattern, and great lyrics, tells the story straight, with humor. I really like this tune A LOT.
Great harpsichord in it as well. A bouncy, up-tempo number.
Recorded crisp, clear, by Scott Rodell, Mastered by Robin Farrell.
There is a bit of country-western on the next tune, GARLIC,
Again this CD is produced so well, Silva has a pleasant voice, a wit to his lyrics.
HALíS TRAIN SONG features some nice banjo playing, , a bit more of a haunting, down-beat tune, still, the tune is driving,
and it is a great lost love ballad.
A mention of the musicians is needed here.
David Silva, Scott Rodell and, Bradley John Sanders are the musicians on this. I would suspect they wore different hats as needed. All great.
I cannot say more how much I love the arrangements, the production, the wit, the melodies. This album is a MUST HAVE.
WHY these people are not on major distribution is beyond me.
Another fun tune, TRAVELING follows, but tone that stands out for me again is COFFEE SHOP with a great woodwind arrangement,
augmented by strings, this is a more introspective tune, very Beatlesque.
Excellent guitar work as well.
SEPTEMBER BRIDE is a also so catchy you will be singing the Ďdo-d0-doís along from the get-go.
Lyrically, the images are reminiscent of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, I could hear them singing this EASILY.
BLESSINGS continues in this genre, also a little of Dylan, McCartney, influence also. SWEET!
IT WILL ALL BE PERFECT is a simple, guitar-voice solo piece, poignant, sad, and POWERFUL in itsí subject matter. Sad song, but SO well done.
SEAFOOD AT THE HOLIDAY INN is a song about the road, having fun on the way, some great mandolin playing, a bit of bluegrass, and country together, stitched in a fine pattern, all about travelling, and ultimately finding a home. Silva is a great story teller.
The final track is LIFE IS GOOD with great country western guitar, a funny, good-bye to you girl song!
Sardonic, humorous, sarcastic, and fun. I could see a roomful of people singing along to this one. Fun, tongue-in-cheek, but well done.
All song samples are from David Silva's page on CD Baby.
Guitars and Shady Ladies
/ Hal's Train Song
/ Coffee Shop
/ September Bride
/ It Will All Be Perfect
/ Seafood At the Holiday Inn
/ Life Is Good /
Conclusion: this is a hidden gem
It is worth a 10 on a scale of 1-10
GET IT! www.daveworldonline.com
Joel Pirard ...EvO:R Reviewer.
Comment about this review:
This morning I woke up to this review: http://www.evor.com/reviews_silva.html
I am humbled, grateful, and exhausted from having spent my day contacting everyone I have ever known telling them to read it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! And if you have contact info for Joel Pirard I would love to contact him to express my gratitude!!!
And once again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Meet Joel Pirard
I would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Joel Pirard
and I am one of the new music reviewers here at Evor. I wanted to let you know a little
about my thoughts on music. It's important to let the people that I review, think and listen to music.
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told to tell the truth and not to hold back. So here goes. I hope you enjoy the reviews.
Joel Pirard- staff reviewer
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