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Smith's, Anthony Retrosonik / Songs From a Lighter Planet
Album:Songs From a Lighter Planet Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith's, Anthony Retrosonik Added:04/2020
Label:Jazz Chord Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-11 
Reviewed: 2020—04-11
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Vibraphonist Smith takes us way back to the ‘80s with modern jazz takes on the hits drawn from pop, R&B, & New Wave artists.
If You Like: Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Flora Purim
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Disc 1
*1/ Rio (5:46) – vibes start> midtempo jam & song with female vocal> fade
2/ In A Big Country (7:11) – piano starts> midtempo song with female vocal> crescendo & fade
3/ Where The Streets Have No Name/Sunday, Bloody Sunday (5:39) – piano starts midtempo solo> builds to uptempo jam> pause> midtempo song with female vocal> slow fade
*4/ Original Sin (6:47) – piano starts> uptempo song with female vocal> quick fade
*5/ Don’t You Forget About Me (5:39) – piano starts> swinging mellow midtempo jam> fade
6/ True (6:55) – piano starts> slow tempo song with female vocal> crescendo end
**7/ Everything She Wants (6:57) – piano/vibes start> uptempo jam> slow fade
*8/ Melt With You (6:42) – Rhodes starts> uptempo song with male vocal> slow fade
9/ Take On Me (5:59) – piano starts> slow tempo song with female vocal> crescendo & fade
10/ Too Shy (5:09) – piano starts> uptempo song with male vocal> crescendo & fade
11/ Bette Davis Eyes (3:13) – piano starts> midtempo song with female vocal> slow fade
Disc 2
12/ Level 42 Medley (Lessons In Love/ Man/ Children Say/ Something About You) (14:09) – piano starts> midtempo jam & song with male vocal> pause> uptempo jam with male vocal slows to midtempo> fade
*13/ Wrapped Around Your Finger (6:26) – piano starts> uptempo song with female vocal> slow fade
**14/ Dance Hall Days (6:24) – drums start> bouncy midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop
**15/ Open Your Eyes (4:53) – female vocal starts> slow tempo song builds to fast tempo> quick fade
*16/ Perfect Way (6:51) – piano starts> uptempo fusion jam> quick stop
17/ Throwing It All away (7:14) – piano/vibes start> midtempo song with female vocal> crescendo & fade
*18/ When Doves Cry (7:18) – Rhodes/bass starts> uptempo song with male vocal> slow fade
*19/ Space Age Love Song (5:33) – piano starts> midtempo song with female vocal> quick stop
*20/ Enjoy The Silence (5:02) – vibes start> midtempo jam> quick fade

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Rio 11.Bette Davis Eyes
2.In a Big Country 12.(Disc 2) Level 42 Medley
3.Where the Streets Have No Name/ Sunday, Bloody Sunday 13.Wrapped Around Your Finger
4.Original Sin 14.Dance Hall Days
5.Don't You Forget About Me 15.Open Your Eyes
6.True 16.Perfect Way
7.Everything She Wants 17.Throwing It All Away
8.Melt With You 18.When Doves Cry
9.Take on Me 19.Space Age Love Song
10.Too Shy 20.Enjoy the Silence