8/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 3rd November 2014
I guess the comparisons between Canadian singer/songwriter Doug Paisley and his fellow countryman Gordon Lightfoot are inevitable as they both play gentle country-ish acoustic ballads. Paisley’s songs are beautiful, nicely arranged, acoustic guitars, organ, harmonies and a rhythm section that just does exactly what it needs to and they roll like honey over velvet. There is a pleasing anachronistic sound to this album, if you didn’t know any better you would assume it’s a lost treasure from 1970. In places there are little flecks of Will Oldham too, certain phrasings on “Don’t Make Me Wait” and “Bluebird” are reminiscent. This could be easily dismissed as being too beige but that would be wrong, there’s way more to it than that, a soulful depth. The Band’s Garth Hudson and Leslie Feist make guest appearances. It’s all good.
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