Blue Hearts - Here Come Those Dreams Again
Peden, CSO Staff Journalist
now for something different…sort of: Big Blue Hearts. This
California-based outfit with David Fisher on vocals and guitar,
Greg Sobol on drums, and bassist JB Burton with Scott Minchk on
guitar may play and sing with shades of the familiar, but they
come wrapped in enough originality to make them an exciting find.
Fisher carries the envied curse of sounding like Chris Isaak. Or
is it Raul Malo of Mavericks fame? No, wait. Is there a haunting
Roy Orbison in the warbling? Whatever the vocal DNA, it’s
melodic, smooth and easy. The aural senses enjoy the tease as
Fisher confidently delivers with an enjoyable brand of gloom, all
tied to his mainly self-written or co-written tracks.
to the album: The mood of the 10 tracks (be sure to listen for a
hidden track) is mainly slow and sensual, with lyrics that test
the mettle of those in love, or those who want to be. But the
overall sound, rather than having you hunting for a bottle and
running a warm bath, is slick and engaging. Having said that,
Fisher and the boys know how to ring out the heartache; their
often three-part harmony lends itself to a marriage of hurtin’
and achin’ sentiment, while stylish guitar riffs and solos take
the music to a pleasing plateau. If this is misery, give me more.
by Fisher, he’s weaved a tight, twangy and shaded sound, aided
with analog recording, into a listenable album of love, torment
and heart-on-your-sleeve mood-catching perfection. Tracks like
‘Loving You”, or the darkly atmospheric “Dreamin’ Of A
Woman,” or the pounded and rocky “Here Come Those Dreams
Again” all show pleasing diversity. Other love-laden tracks,
highlighted by Fisher’s seemingly effortless vocals, include
“Ordinary People” and the
melodic heart pull of “You Can’t Lose What You Never Had”.
“Love Or Something Like It” is an easy blend of expressive
guitar and pained love. Along with the mentioned tracks, it
complements as an image-maker – an ideal for the suit and ties
worn in concert by the band.
Blue Hearts come stylish, moody and lyrically clear – it’s all
about love. If you like the relaxed vibe of a band who can lead
with their emotions, keen and obvious, this is for you. Fisher and
company may offer subtle similarities, but the comparisons
quickly fade when you realize these guys arrive influenced by
more, far more, than imitation.
album is out now on Eagle Eye Records.
The CD Now!
Official Site: www.BigBlueHearts.com
Comes Those Dreams Again song list:
1. Lovin' You
2. Love Or Something Like It
3. Dreamin' Of A Woman
4. Here Come Those Dreams Again
5. Ordinary People
6. You Can't Lose What You Never Had
7. Too Much
8. Don't Mind Messin'
9. Feel So Right
10. What Would You Do
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a "Real People Review"
The 1st song on the album is a solid hit, too bad their an independent. With a major label it might have made the top 10. The rest of the album is a mix of a little bit country and pop, and for the most part very good.
I've seen this group live and it's refreshing, I'm looking forward to there next offering.