Thursday, July 8, 2004

California Dreaming

Finally bought the new Wilson Phillips CD "California" and at first, I thought I made a costly mistake. to the tune of 395 bucks.B ut on second spin, the songs grew on me. It's a sunshiny tribute to the Mamas and the Papas, and the music of 60s and early 70s California, from the bright numbers "California", "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Monday Monday," and "Dance Dance Dance" to the more serious "You're No Good," "Already Gone" and old man.

Seems to me I've been buying new CD's with old songs. Who can blame me. There are lots of gems in the treasure trove of the 60s and 70s.B efore this, bought Michael Mcdonald's "Motown." and before that, Linda Ronstadt's greatest hits.

I terribly missed the beautiful harmonies of WP. Hard to believe they've been out of the studio for the past 11 or so years. Their beautiful ballad, "You're in Love" is still in heavy rotation in the car or at home. A bit of reminiscing here, there's also the inspirational "Hold On," The heavenly harmonies of "Release Me," and the tour-de-force "The Dream is Still Alive." Then there's also the guesting on the Elton John tribute album, with the brilliant, dreamy reading of "Daniel." The second album, while not wildly commercial, was also great, with "You Won't See Me Cry" and "All the Way to New York."

On another super busy day, music is my refuge. Thanks and welcome back girls.

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