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Mervap

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Driving Rain
« on: April 06, 2013, 03:43:26 PM »

Here are two reviews of this CD I put on the old site....incidentally, if any of you wish to move your old reviews here for posterity's sake, feel free to do so!
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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 03:43:49 PM »

It's strange...this one still puzzles me. There are some good songs on here....the production is good....there is some experimentation going on....and still I don't care for this one. For the majority of this album, Macca sounds like a guest on someone else's CD.

High points include the experimental "She's Given Up Talking", the wonderfully melodic "Heather" and the scruffy "Lonely Road"....the rest seems kind of.....ok.

A noteable exception is the obviously jammed "Rinse the Raindrops"....The middle section where Abe goes to the 16-beat style (at 2:43), the song really takes wing....that said, it's still just a jam, but a fun one all the same.
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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 03:44:17 PM »

Wow, it's hard to believe it has been 2 years almost since I posted a terse review for this CD...my opinion has mellowed a little bit, but I have to admit that I thought this album was a wrong direction for Macca and I thought he would keep going down this road. My first listen made me kinda sad...as I was litening to "Your Loving Flame", which I felt was a great ballad in the Macca mold, I got to the first guitar solo. I should mention that songs create pictures in my head, which I'm sure they do for all of us, and this solo painted a sunset, with clouds near the horizon. As the sun was hidden temporarily behind the clouds, it got dark....then, as the sun hit the horizon, I was bathed in bright and warm sunshine one more time before the curve of the earth made it night again. I thought this CD was the beginning of the night for Macca. As it turned out, I was happily mistaken and his next two CDs were much better. Maybe in another two year's time, I will finally 'get' this one....
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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 03:54:39 AM »

The jury for me on this one is still out. I gave it another listen today & it was OK. I'd love to hear from someone that really loves it, but it's not me yet, like Merv, maybe in another 2 years.
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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 08:33:09 PM »

This is pretty good...there are a few "skippers" which ruins the flow. That's probably why it doesn't get played much. She's Given Up Talking is probably the one I like best.
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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 03:29:28 AM »

I hold similar opinions to the rest of you! There are a couple of tunes I like.. but for some reason it's not one of my favourite Macca albums. I remember posting a scathing review of this on another board many years ago and every member jumped down my throat about it.. my position has since mellowed but I'm still not mad-crazy on it.

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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 06:29:32 PM »

I was listening to this one again today and I think I've hit upon a solution as to why this one has puzzled me. Many of the tunes on here might have fit better on a Fireman CD....might just be me tho.
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Re: Driving Rain
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 08:48:44 PM »

I still laugh at the "Heather Mills- Arrangement"  credit.  :)

Paul's sock drawer perhaps?  ;)
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