n/a on 11/11/06
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The very first thing that struck me with Johnny Parry’s CD “Songs Without a Purpose” was the clarity of the recording and the creativity of the production. I highly compliment all musicians and producers involved in this project.
Johnny Parry’s “whispered” vocals, though somewhat an acquired taste, are in direct contrast with the easy free-flowing music contributed by the piano, strings and light percussion. Most of the songs have a very intense feel to them, while combined with poetic yet dark lyrics. “Little Prayer No. 5” opens with almost 4 minutes of chamber and orchestral music combined with distant and lovely operatic vocals. The raspy vocals on “A Love Song” brings me thoughts of Louis Armstrong singing, “What a Wonderful World.”
The music of “Songs Without a Purpose” is captivating while the lyrics, though unusual, entice the mind and lures the listener.
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