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Wyatt Edmondson

If I Don't Try

Review by Gary Hill

There is a modern angle to the sound of this set. Yet it's also rooted in classic rock. Don't expect any kind Earth shattering originality or uniqueness here. Do expect well-crafted tunes that vary from one to the next and are tastefully catchy. Also expect good performances.

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Track by Track Review
If I Don't Try
There is a real alternative pop rock vibe to this cut. It's energetic and catchy. The arrangement has a lot of classic rock trappings from organ to cool guitar solo. The horns bring something special to the number, too.
A slower moving, balladic tune, there are some real jazzy concepts here. This also has that modern pop music texture at play.
Room for Two
Here is a bluesy rocking tune. This is a nice change and a lot of fun. I dig the piano work, and the guitar seriously rocks. There is some country honky tonk vibe here, too.
You Said It, I Meant It
Another with the modern pop music on the menu, this is more along the lines of adult contemporary music. It's a strong tune that's quite catchy.
Lovers Lake
A more rocking tune, this has both acoustic and electric guitar. Harmonica is a nice touch. There is an edgy roots element in the mix on this number. It's another classy tune and a different flavor.
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