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CD REVIEW: David M. Bailey - lost and found
By Eliot Popkin - 02/21/2002 - 10:52 PM EST

Artist: David Bailey
Album: lost and found
CD Review: This Virginia singer/songwriter offers up 15 spiritually-tinged tunes on this, his 6th recording. The disc starts off with the engaging "Lost & Found" in which Bailey suggests "First you must believe, then you'll understand, Like a dream that's waiting in the lost & found." Bailey is spiritual yet not preachy throughout this disc. He simply suggests through his storytelling, and the result is a rich, deep soundscape of wonderful tales. The disc follows through familiar singer/songwriter territory; very calm, contemplative, pleasing and never over-the-top or even, if you will, loud. Elements of pop, rock and folk permeate the sound. Bailey sings the following on "Thank You", a fine, simple ballad "Thank you for all that you have given, Because of what you've given I am here." Nicely put.

It's obvious in listening, that Bailey is so very comfortable. Comfortable with what he can do on a record, with some fine guitar playing, writing and a soothing voice. One real fine Dave Matthew's type song is "Love Again" which has a positive beat accompanying "Remember how you felt when you knew it was alive." This being Bailey's 6th recording, I find myself curious as to the style and direction of his previous releases, one having been a live album. That's the great thing about enjoying a writer, and then discovering their other works. His press notes encourage listeners "to recognize glimpses of God in the ordinary moments of our lives." I can't think of a better time than now to enjoy Mr. Bailey's fine album. Congratulations sir.

David M. Bailey

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