Don McGlashan – Lucky Stars (Only Blues Music)
The legendary kiwi singer songwriter Don McGlashan is back with his new album Lucky Stars and this kiwi is hooked. Like everybody else this is one of the best albums of the year. Don singing & song writing is in fine form. The production and musicianship are nothing short of first rate. Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up opens the album and highlights why he such an amazing singer songwriter and a national treasure, The way the song is structured, the lyrics and how vocals shine. Lucky Stars the title track lets Don song writing and the musicianship go to work to deliver a fine tune. Hold On To Your Loneliness is another winning tune that let Don song writing shine and his voice is in fine form. Home To The Other Side and When The Trumpets Sound also shows of the magic of Don. For Your Touch is probably my pick off the album just because of the way the song is structured, the way the vocals just beautiful meld into the song, the lyrics are excellent. The backing vocals are truly a nice touch. Charles Kingsford Smith is a nice tune, and the musicianship and vocals are good. The production throughout this album is first rate. It is really nicely produced. Come Back To Me is another winner of a tune, Don singing is on fire as his lyrics and his incredible song writing, another great tune and another pick off the album for me. On My Way To You just pure Don and The Waves Would Roll On is another pick off the album and is so beautifully written, sung and performed. This is a seriously a first class album by Don and yes like every other review I agree with them and saying it’s one of the best efforts yet. He has always been a fine singer song writer and this just shows off why is so special and amazing. This comes out on the 30th of October here in Australia and if I were you and you love good songs and song writing, get Don new album it is truly wonderful.