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His Name Is Alive / Last Night
Album:Last Night Collection:General
Artist:His Name Is Alive Added:Dec 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-01-20 Pull Date:2003-03-24 
Week Ending:Mar 23Feb 16

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 02, 2015:Breakaway Radio Bluff
I Been Good Up Till Now
4.Nov 18, 2009:Lost Verses
2.May 16, 2013:The Sunset Life
5.May 31, 2007:Finneman's Market
I Have Special Powers
Devil's Night
6.May 17, 2007:Finneman's Epiphany
Someday My Prince Will Come

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2003-01-08 
For those of you not familiar with HNIA: essense of 70's lite-rock fem vocalists, a-la Roberta Flack, with current production sound and indie sensability. Rainy night music, meloncholy lite. Top notch production. Some tracks are long, 8 to 11 mins, but they don't drag, they jam and move along nicely. Everything's good on here.

For you old-skool 4ad fans: Put aside your memories of Livonia, the otherworldly songs of alienation and abruptly halting melodies are yesteryear's- mostly. They discovered rock in '97 (quite fun IMHO, "Nice Day" is my favorite release) and have become more expressive with a wider range of moods and sounds. That said- there are some tracks on here for you! The 70's soul peaked on their previous release, "Someday my blues..."- this release has nods back to their early days. Appropriate as this is HNIA's farewell to 4ad, they're going the way of Frank Black.

Tracks for old-skool 4ad fans, introspective:
1.A short instrumental, strings & echos (think interlude off "filigree & shadow")-fades into 2
5.Piano, acoustic guitar, voices, no effects so it might not really fit in the old4ad-section. But her singing is more in the old style than soulful. Could be a seague to goth.
+6.vibraphone & cello, slow, instrumental like 1
8.Short song of insecurity.
+11.Mellow and wistful. This is tough because the intro is 4ad-ish and there's this electric guitar bit that's soo 10-years-ago in there, the vox and some other guitar bits are very new-skool though. It's a nice synergy of old & new HNIA.
+13. slow, loose, some acoustic guitar and off kilter sax, first half is instrumental, minimal production, sounds like a rehearsel. A Jimi Hendrix cover?! this & 6 are sublime

Their "current sound":
+2. excellent jazzy lite-rock number. This so belongs on AM radio. last 55 seconds are a cool impressionist instrumental jam, a good setup for the next track.
3.mid-slow, steady simple beat, vibraphone, admonishing song
+4.Indie-pop, lite, title may be "teardrops" but they make a rainbow, catchy. Ida cover.
7.this is "daytime" music, still laid back.
+9.Opens w/funky drum break and boppy sax! Funk/soul jam, fun, lots of sax noodling.
10.mid-slow, cool
+12.Funk/rock, some wah pedal and overdrive. Get down.

Track Listing
1.Deep 7.I Have Special Powers
2.Last Night 8.Do You Want to Come to My Pa
3.Crawlin' 9.Someday My Prince Will Come
4.Teardrops 10.I Can See Myself in Her
5.Devil's Night 11.Maybe
6.I Been Good Up Till Now 12.Storm