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The Bridge & the Prophet - The Bridge & the Prophet

The Bridge & the Prophet

The Bridge & the Prophet

Available from The Bridge & the Prophet's web site.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker
(progdawg@hotmail.com).

Standard radio soft-shlaga here, nothing to see, move on, please. This smoochy, teary, soap opera fare is actually very well-rendered, but you'd better be a fan of Edu Lobo, B.W. Stevenson, Dean Friedman, Michael Murphy, Dan Hill, and Barry Manilow to take to it. I'd rather be waterboarded than forced to listen to those mooks (though, dammit, I have the most perverse liking for Murphy's Wildfire, Bobby Goldsboro's Honey, and Doctor Hook's Sylvia's Mother—I've seen shrinks, nothing helps). Thus, you have cuts like Blame It on the Moon on this CD that are catchy, hooked, and guaranteed to chart. More power to John Tenuto, the brains behind The Bridge & the Prophet, but I'm not the one who'll be buying the single. I will say this much: the guy's a very good singer but badly in need of material with far greater dynamics pushing him into his proper sphere...and I'm speaking to the lyrics as well.

Track List:

  • Who's the Enemy
  • It's the Journey
  • Blame it on the Moon
  • All They See
  • Julie
  • Thieves
  • The Bridge
  • The Wall
  • Heavenly Candle
  • Through the Eyes of a Child
  • Jamie
  • You Carry my Burdens
  • Prisoner of No Crime

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

Copyright 2008, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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