On this, his second disc, Richard shows a tremendous leap forward in growth and power-pop maturity. The PET SOUNDS-like production is amazing on "And Then", "You Said It" and "Tuesday Music". "Lonesome Cowboy" starts off in like a Byrds-country explanation, turning into a mini-suite of various time signatures and styles. "Days Of Simplicity" combines a "Dear Prudence"-like guitar riff with classic Badfinger vocalization.
The disc ends with a fantastic cover of Dennis Wilson's "Slip On Through". For me, the highlight of the album is "You're My Number 1" - a stunningly beautiful song, which starts off as a simple ballad and grows to a multi-layered catchy chorus complete with some excellent use of backwards guitar. This song alone is worth searching out this disc. Truth be told, each song on TUESDAY MUSIC has a depth and complexity that makes it one of the best listening experiences I've heard in quite awhile.
www.richardsnow.co.uk Rating: * * * * and 1/2 Review by Ronnie Richard Snow-Tuesday Music (Valley) ****1/2 There's so many traps for a singer songwriter to fall into. But Richard Snow avoids them all with this collection of outstanding,beautiful songs. Tuesday Music is a craftsman's work, with close knit vocals, ear catching melodies and chorus after chorus of catchy pop hooks. From opener "And Then", Snow sets the bar high. "lonesome Cowboy", as it would suggest, pulsates like a prozac-fuelled line dance until a frantic middle break then sojourns into a strutting reggae beat, whetted with obligatory wild west whistling.
The stranglers-esque harpsichord and fluctuating harmonies of "When You Smile" have the perfect posture of a masquerade ball. The Beatles echo through out. Bursting with winning melodies, interesting songs and gorgeous harmonies, Snow shows genuine genius in places. A staggeringly good album. Read more on Last.fm.
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