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Album Review

This umpteenth album from the very prolific Elliott Murphy has at least as much commercial potential as anything he's done since the 1970s. Certainly, "Come on Louann" is about as catchy as pop tunes get, and tracks like "A Little Push" and "Irish Eyes" have addictive hooks as well. Throughout the ballads-dominated set, Murphy proves his vocal skill and versatility. The instrumentation, mostly by his longtime cohorts, is terrifically imaginative, with mandolin and accordion appearing prominently, and male and female backup vocalists chiming in at just the right times. The original lyrics, mostly about love and mostly melancholy, are as distinctive as you'd expect from Murphy; and the two non-originals — Tom Waits' "Hold On" and Toussaint McCall's "Nothing Can Take the Place of You" — garner powerful performances. Murphy's low-key, vocals-upfront production is just right. Once again, you have to wonder why this guy isn't famous. [The Denmark release features two bonus tracks: "If You See Her" and "Bilbao Bo Diddly."]

Biography

Born: 16 March 1949

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A poetic lyricism is wedded to hard-edged arrangements by Long Island-born, Paris-based singer/songwriter Elliott Murphy. Although none of his songs have reached the Top 40, Murphy's influence is reflected through the music of Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground, and Talking Heads. Guests on Murphy's albums have included Shawn Colvin, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Sonny Landreth, Bruce Springsteen, and members of the Violent Femmes, the Smithereens, Talking Heads, and the Velvet Underground....
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