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Todd Giudice - Little Known Secret

Little Known Secret

Todd Giudice

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

I have always admired Giudice's effortless pop melodicism, ie: Pull Me Outta Shape. Every lyric has a lilt; a phrasing that makes humming almost involuntary. Yesterday Is Simply Not Enough comes to mind.

I've also appreciated his uncanny ability to evoke other artists/ influences that, by the end of the day, has you singing his songs and not searching the CD collection for the predecessor. For instance: Just Like You may bring back memories of the Allman Brothers Sweet Melissa but you'll be singing "I want to be just like you, taking it all in stride." Another case in point is the Parsons-era Byrdsy Put The Hammer Down. As a matter of fact, Milky White Smile a prototypical Jackson Browne-ish ballad, had me checking out the writers' credit.

All these traits and more: strong, clear vocals; emphatic production and musical support— especially from bassist Mark Murphy; concise imagery and Giudice's chiming guitar mastery can be heard in abundance on this, Giudice's second solo disc. And heard is what 'Little Known Secret' deserves to be.

May I also humbly recommend Destination Venus also available on CD Baby.

Track List:

  • Pull Me Outta Shape
  • Yesterday Is Simply Not Enough
  • Just Like You
  • When The Sky Falls
  • Put The Hammer Down
  • Dreams Come True
  • Milky White Smile
  • Dream Awake
  • Caroline
  • Sunny Girl
  • Graceless
  • Talking To Maryann
Produced by: Scott Hull

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2007, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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