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CD REVIEW: Reed Dickinson – “Ruby”
By Stacey Board - 04/27/2004 - 06:56 PM EDT

Artist: Reed Dickinson
Album: “Ruby”
CD Review: Ruby is a word that conjures up a solid wall of rich red. But I hear many multi-colored influences on “Ruby” from Nashville to Liverpool.

One of strongest songs in my opinion is “No Longer A Chore” for its melody, its lovely slide guitar touches and background vocals.

All of the musicians are polished pros and add strong touches. There are drum loop credits given on 6 of the 13 songs which give the CD a strong pop feel. Actual human operated drums do appear, as does a steel drum.

Dickinson himself plays lead, does all lead vocals, plays keyboards and even arranges the strings. He also does all the songwriting and delivers each one in a pleasing, rich, smooth voice.

“Ruby” is full of positive songs that are fun loving and well played.

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