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STEVE MARTIN & EDIE BRICKELL – Love Has Come For You

July 5th, 2013

STEVE MARTIN & EDIE BRICKELL
Love Has Come For You
Universal Music Australia
Is there anything STEVE MARTIN can’t do? Comedian, actor, author, playwright, and Grammy®-winning bluegrass banjoist. Recently, a chance conversation with singer-songwriter EDIE BRICKELL led to him sending her one of his banjo melodies with a view to her adding lyrics to it. The result was so instantly encouraging that they went ahead and recorded a whole album of their joint compositions. The joy you will get from hearing the result will also be instant. In these days of material overload, I have rarely been as quickly engaged in new music as I have by this exquisite collection.  Apparently Steve Martin was constantly surprised by the lyrics and subjects that Edie Brickell set to his tunes and you will be as equally delighted by her thoughtful and insightful observations. Her voice is light and clear and his banjo favours the old-time/clawhammer style this time around, rather that the virtuoso bluegrass/Scruggs style, which serves the songs perfectly. In the producer’s chair is the legendary Peter Asher, who lets the music shine with only a few well-chosen embellishments. In all, a gem of an album that will continue to shine through repeated spins.
(Bob Howe)

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