FAME Review: Steve Forbert - Over With You
Steve Forbert - Over With You

Over With You

Steve Forbert

Blue Corn Music - BCM1203

Available after September 11, 2012 from Steve Forbert's web store.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

I didn't set out to review Over With You, Forbert's fourteenth studio recording and first since 2009's truly disappointing The Place and The Time, expecting Alive On Arrival (the NEW DYLAN debut, 1978), or its heralded follow-up Jackrabbit Slim (Romeo's Tune), or even 1988's something-of-a-comeback Streets of This Town. No, I just wanted to hear what the guy was up to in 2012 and now, sadly, I have to say, not very much.

If this is, as the PR bold-facedly exclaims, the disc upon which Forbert stakes his claim as a great American songwriter, well Bacharach/David, Dylan, Gershwin, Joni, Nyro, Paul Simon, Jerome Kern, Smokey Robinson, Lucinda, Prine, Bruce, etc. have absolutely nothing to fret. This sloooooooow motion journey into heart might feature guest musicians and a faint glimpse of Forbert's past lyrical playfulness ("I have nothing to change but the seven letters of your name") but *Over With You* is, save for Baby I Know, Don't Look Down, Pollyanna and perhaps Sugarcane Plum Fairy, a tedious and moribund affair.

Track List:

  • All I Asked Of You
  • All I Need To Do
  • In Love With You
  • That'd Be Alright
  • Baby, I Know
  • Over With You
  • Don't Look Down, Pollyana
  • Can't We Get Together?
  • Metal Marie
  • Sugarcane Plum Fairy
Produced by Chris Goldsmith

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2012, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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