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Songs

Jack Tempchin (ジャック・テンプキン)

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2009
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1
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BLOGCRITICS Music Review of SONGS by David Bowling 'While this is Jack Tempchin's sixth studio album, he is best remembered as a songwriter. Peaceful Easy Feeling and Already Gone by the Eagles; You Belong To The City, Smuggler's Blues and I Found Somebody by Glenn Frey; Slow Dancing by Johnny Rivers; and many other quality songs have all sprung from the fertile mind of Jack Tempchin... SONGS is his latest studio album and consists of new tunes plus a 'cover' of his own Smuggler's Blues. Tempchin has a unique lower register voice that serves him well. Here he brings it to a new series of catchy, well structured songs which are lyrically excellent. Out In The Desert is a superb song in the country/rock tradition. It features a harmonica, thumping bass, and some up-tempo guitar playing which all bring life to it's catchy song structure. This is a song that was made for adult contemporary airplay as the melody stays with you. Something In The Image is a love song of yearning that communicates through lyrical imagery. Tempchin wisely adds some background vocals which fills out the sound and pushes this song over the top. Waiting is full throttle rock 'n' roll with crashing guitars and pounding drums. At times he pushes his voice toward a higher octave which allows him to sail above the instrumental track. It Could Have Been You and Me is almost a saloon type song. A nice piano sound pushes the song along with some accordion in the background. It is a mid-tempo creation that just smoothly rolls along. Box Of Memories is a poignant country/folk ballad with a viola as a support instrument. It features sensitive lyrics of someone watching another person looking through a box of love letters. East Of Eden is a tune that almost begs for the harmonies of the Eagles. It contains beautiful lyrics with a simple structure that reminds me of Peaceful Easy Feeling, which is a good thing. (Also recently recorded by folk legend Tom Rush) Couch Rider is a funny song with ominous country/cowboy music. It talks about living vicariously through your television set. It is certainly meaningful to all the couch potatoes out there. SONGS is an album of well crafted compositions presented by a talented songwriter who hopefully will receive some personal exposure as an artist. No doubt many of these songs will end up being covered by other artists. All in all, a very listenable album but it always comes back to the quality of the songs themselves.' SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR Music review of SONGS Written by Mike Alvarez When an artist simply titles his album Songs, one can infer that he is either a) unimaginative or b) so comfortable with his own work that he feels it to be sufficiently descriptive. In the case of Jack Tempchin, the latter is probably the case. He is best known for his collaborations with the Eagles, having written two of their biggest hits ('Already Gone' and 'Peaceful, Easy Feeling'). He shifts between styles easily, giving his songs an identifiable sound and feel that is uniquely his. 'Out in the Desert' opens the album with a relentless Johnny Cash-like rhythm that chugs along like a runaway train. The lyrics, which paint pictures of life in an American desert, are delivered with an appropriately dry and dusty vocal. The rhythms and chords vary little throughout, but the song remains interesting due to an evolving arrangement that has harmonica and backup singers appearing at various points. He continues to explore the beauty of simplicity with 'Something in the Image,' a song that features a haunting minor key melody over a repetitive two-chord motif, driven by steady drums and percussion. Things take an exciting turn with 'Waiting,' a heavy rocking number with a drum intro similar to Led Zeppelin's 'Rock and Roll.' The song itself is Neil Young-like in it's intensity and rawness. In fact, there are times when Tempchin's voice takes on a little of Young's unique delivery and nasal whine. A very abrupt change of pace occurs with 'It Could Have Been You and Me,' an old time jazz/pop song, complete with fid

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  • 01. Out in the Desert
  • 02. Something in the Image
  • 03. Waiting
  • 04. It Could Have Been You & Me
  • 05. Ghost in the Night (Dancing in the Moonlight)
  • 06. Box of Memories
  • 07. Smuggler's Blues
  • 08. East of Eden
  • 09. All the Love
  • 10. Couch Rider

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