Saturday, October 22, 2016

CD Review: Barry Gibb Arrives "In The Now" & The Debut Album From Lewis Del Mar

As one third of the famous brother band, the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb reached the highest of highs in the music industry, like having the biggest selling soundtrack of all time. Since the death of his two partners and brothers, Barry has been writing new music that eventually found its way onto Gibb's first solo album in over thirty years. His new album titled "In The Now" was released on October 7th through Columbia Records and features writing credit from his two sons Stephen and Ashley.

The new twelve-song release begins with the quiet build-up of the title-song "In The Now" as this what we've come to expect from his former band, the Bee Gees. Gibb continues with the inspirational "Grand Illusion," which has him sounding better than ever on this pop/rock gem. Gibb was originally planning on recording a country album and "Star Crossed Lovers" is one of the songs that will make fans realize that Barry Gibb can also write country songs too. He picks the tempo back up for one of his most rocking songs "Blowin' A Fuse," which reminds us of his early days of the Bee Gees pre-disco era. One of the highlights of the album is "Home Truth Song" that carries a folk/rock vibe and sounds like an autobiographical musical piece. His vocals still sound magical on the quietness of "Shadows," before closing the album with the upbeat swing of "Diamonds" and the emotional piano ballad "End Of The Rainbow." To find out more about Barry Gibb and his latest release "In The Now," please visit barrygibb.com.


New York duo Danny Miller and Max Harwood recently released their full-length debut album together as Lewis Del Mar. They have been receiving great praise since the release of their EP earlier this year and you will become an instant fan once you listen to their new ten-song release. Beginning with "Such Small Scenes," its hard to pinpoint their sound as it floats between, pop, folk, rock and hip-hop. One thing's for sure, the beats are very infectious in "Loud(y)" and the lyrical rhymes are addictive in "14 Faces." The duo's raw, alternative sound hits the highs with "Painting (Masterpiece)," then they soak in the sun with the cool vibe of "Tap Water Drinking." The album wraps up with laid back delivery of "Islands" and "Live That Long." Lewis Del Mar are currently on tour in the U.S. until the beginning of November. To find out more about their full-length debut album, please visit lewisdelmar.com.

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