Andy Mayo - Dreams Of A Homecoming British Product Audio Samples Available

Dreams Of A Homecoming by Andy Mayo

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Jazz, CD, Album, Independent
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  1. 1. Whining Of The Brakes
  2. 2. Arms Held Open
  3. 3. Princess In The Park
  4. 4. Train
  5. 5. Eternity
  6. 6. Pink House Peace
  7. 7. The Reason
  8. 8. Dreams Of A Homecoming
  9. 9. Salvation Day
  10. 10. Today
  11. 11. Coming Home
  12. 12. May The Lord Answer You
  13. 13. Find Rest
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Top quality sleeve design (from Andy himself) indicates that this is no low budget demo from a singer/songwriter with more hope than wisdom. Musically, too, this is a long way from the introspective musings or stylised praise and worship of many independent releases. In fact, with contributions from jazz saxman Nick Beston (Take 5 and NBQ) and Stan Mayersky’s winning ways on Hammond and grand it’s jazz which colours many of the tracks here, though Andy wouldn’t claim to be an out-and-out jazzo. What he is is a thoughtful observer of the carnival of life and whether he’s penning his observations of a shivering child in Belgrade (“Princess In The Park”), the quiet still voice of God (“Today”) or a hint of glory to come (“Dreams of A Homecoming”). Andy’s lyrics are decidedly poetic. At times they appear a bit too wordy and seldom rhyme (or indeed scan too well). But usually it works and his dry, world-weary voice suits the laid back mood of haunting poignancy perfectly. These songs were written in the shelled remains of the former Yugoslav Republics where London-born Andy made his home for seven years. Yet despite the occasional bleak image his message is continually suffused with transcendent hope.

Style: Jazz
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 7091
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
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Jazz CD British Product Audio Samples Available

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Jazz-tinged pop from the critically acclaimed British singer/songwriter.

For more information about Andy Mayo, check the Andy Mayo Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by angel - anna in stowmarket suffolk at 13:27 on Oct 31 2005

I heard this cd by ex prisoner who gave himself to the Lord whilst inside prison this year. (He heard Andy whilst in prison.) I am member of CMA (Christian Motorbikes..) this is how I met with this ex prisoner who is as a bro.
I haven't been able to stop playin this cd..truly gifted musician and writer..
unique style - am sharing it with sons and christians and MORE importantly non- christians as its just so REAL - mellow and great dance beat (have to get up an dance on those ones).
When's your next album out Andy fella? Such encouragement..God Bless you.
angel x

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