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Love Has Come For You: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
If you have read any of my other posts, you probably already know how much I love Steve Martin, so you can imagine how happy I was to hear he had a new album coming out. BUT, when I found out Edie was writing the lyrics for these tunes, I was OVER THE MOON!
I waited as patiently as I could for the album and since it has come out I am not sure how many times it has played here, suffice to say I can probably sing the songs backwards and forward.
This little ditty is just what the country/folk music scene needed, a quirky little pick-me-up. The tunes are sprightly and upbeat (of course banjo!), even though the lyrics can be a bit dark at times, but with a slightly comic edge. It's hummable and is an album that leaves you wanting more. I am pretty sure I ask the same thing every time it plays: "Oh, is it over?", even though I know very well how many songs it has. I think that is probably the best revue an album can have - that it's not long enough!
You will be immersed in the gentle voice that is Edie Brickell, with her familiar phrasing, so sweet you can hear her smile. And no matter the mood, as Steve himself says - you just can't think bad things when there's a banjo involved! (Well, it was actually a quote about Nixon, but I can't quite remember it!). Edie has come a long way from her first debut with The New Bohemians and her hit "What I Am", and Steve has continued to be a master at his craft, so putting them together was just a brilliant piece of work.
If you are a fan of any part of this, you need this album!
And even more!
And even more!
Have this - love it!!!!!
Oh my gosh, these are just my very favourite people!!