Keith Harkin, of Celtic Thunder fame, has released his debut album simply entitled, ‘Keith Harkin’ (Verve, 602537115488, Released 9/18/2012).
Comprised of six original songs penned by Keith and six cover songs, the album has an old school feel that reminds me of digging through my mother’s records. I must admit, I kind of wish that this would have been recorded on vinyl, as I love that scratchy sound only a record player can deliver and this mix of songs and would be brilliant on vinyl. (side note: I was born in ’86 and my mother had large collection of records and a passion for good music, so what can I say, I am a record addict.)
For those of you who do not know, these are records, that you play on a record player and should never become a chip bowl.
The album ranges from upbeat covers like Here Comes The Sun to heartfelt songs such as Rosa. This is one of those albums that has something to offer everybody.
The OriginalsDaisy Fields—I loved the Uillean pipes on this song
Nothing But You & I—Lovely song
Orange Moon—this is one of those songs that I often repeat
Take It Away Boys—One of my favorites on the album
Don’t Forget About Me—First single
Rosa—This song has a lot of emotion behind it
The CoversThe End Of The Innocence—reminds me of record day when I was little.
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (duet with Cobie Calliat)—kind of reminds of the version Rod Stewart and Joss Stone performed.
Everybody’s Talkin’—another great song that reminds me of record day
Here Comes The Sun—I tend to skip this song, not because I don’t like—I do—but I have a tendency to randomly sing this song aloud in public places such as the Post Office
Tears Of Hercules—One of my favorites and I often repeat it as well
Heart Of Saturday Night—You can never go wrong with a Tom Waits song. I would love to hear him do Tom Traubert's Blues or Downtown Train.
So, I will admit it, I was a bit impatient to get my hands on this album and even though I preordered two copies on Amazon, I made a run to Barnes & Noble when it came out.
I have two copies to giveaway.
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Best Wishes & Happy Listening,