COLIN HAY/Fierce Mercy reviewed

Colin Hay is a rarity in the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He achieved great success out of the gate 35 years ago while leader of Men At Work (“Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under,” “Overkill”) but had to pursue a career as a solo artist once the band split in ’86. In 1987, he ventured out as Colin James Hay with the LOOKING FOR JACK album but struggled to maintain success. Next came the Colin Hay Band’s 1990 album WAYFARING SONS, which didn’t fare any better. In 1992, he released PEAKS & VALLEYS, the first in a series of solo albums that would slowly rebuild his career from scratch. Now, three and one-half decades after hitting #1 with Men At Work’s BUSINESS AS USUAL album, Hay is at his peak as a songwriter and vocalist and he shows no signs of slowing down. FIERCE MERCY is proof that he is one of this generation’s finest songwriters. While his hits with Men At Work may have been more ‘immediate’ on first listen, his songwriting is deeper, more passionate and better than ever on this 2017 album. Like his last release, 2015’s NEXT YEAR PEOPLE, this is an album filled with songs that are warm, intimate and emotional. Whether he is singing from experience or as an observer, Hay always connects with the subject matter and it all sounds so personal, which adds to the songs’ power. Lead-in track “Come Tumbling Down” is a sing-a-long that prepares you for the roller-coaster ride of emotions that weave in and out of the rest of the album. “A Thousand Million Reasons,” “The Best In Me,” “The Last To Know” and “Secret Love” are some of the best songs that Hay has ever written or co-written (with Michael Georgiades and others). “Two Friends” (written by Georgiades) features one of Hay’s finest vocal performances to date. Never one to live in his past, Colin Hay has creatively risen above his previous success and recorded what could be his finest musical work to date. Again, Colin Hay has proven that he leaves pretty much all of his contemporaries in the dust. FIERCE MERCY is a lovely, heartfelt album that will stand the test of time. If you stopped listening after the CARGO album, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do!

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COLIN HAY/Fierce Money: Available March 3, 2017!

December 15th, 2016 – Nashville, TN — FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

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Family, Friends & Heroes – Frank Solivan debuts new album!

Frank Solivan’s new album “Family, Friends & Heroes” drops this Friday, March 4!

 

(From Compass Records)

Following Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen’s GRAMMY nomination, IBMA Award, and top prize in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, bandleader Frank Solivan continues the pace in 2016 with a solo release, FRIENDS, FAMILY & HEROES. Available March4, the 14-song collection pays homage to Solivan’s family members and features the pristine playing of his musical heroes. Special Guests include Del McCoury, Sam Bush, […]

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Compass Artists and Releases Receive 10 IBMA Nominations

Label Co-founder Alison Brown has also received the Distinguished Achievement Award.

The IBMA Awards Ceremony will be held on October 1st in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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The Compass Records nominations include:

Song Of The Year – “Fiddlin Joe” / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Instrumental Recorded Performance Of The Year – “Come Along Jody” – […]

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Exclusive Preview Of Andrea Zonn New Album

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Andrea Zonn will be releasing her new album “Rise” on September 25.

ANDREA ZONN, one of the most respected fiddle players and harmony vocalists in contemporary music, knows as well as anyone that the right players and the right chemistry are what elevates an album and serves the […]

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That’s Me In The Bar 20th Anniversary

Artist: A.J. Croce

Title: That’s Me In The Bar

UPC: 766397465128

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20th Anniversary Edition (with Bonus track)

At the time of it’s release That’s Me in the Bar was called “…a thoughtful probing record about matters of the heart.” —Boston Globe. Time has not diminished the positive impact of A.J. Croce’s effect on his fans as well as his family […]

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New Bobby Long Album – Ode To Thinking

Artist: Bobby Long

Title: Ode to Thinking

UPC: 766397465425

 

British singer-songwriter Bobby Long has built a dedicated fan base around his hauntingly poetic lyrics and catchy melodies. On his third record, ODE TO THINKING, Long Returns to the basics: a guitar, sturdy songs, and his singularly plaintive voice. The album’s 11 tracks showcase a hard-won maturity that belies Long’s 29 years. A Prolific songwriter who has been compared to his own heroes – Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Bob […]

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Video Premiere! The Proclaimers – “You Built Me Up”

 

An American Exclusive PopMatters Video Premiere!
The Proclaimers
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“Emotional honesty, singalong raucousness, and political fire… A true gift to the stage.” –The Guardian

(Nashville, TN) April 17, 2015– Best known for the hit singles “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and “Sunshine on Leith,” the identical Scottish twins known as The Proclaimers are anticipating the release of their 10th studio album, LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE […]

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Compass Records Presents: THE PROCLAIMERS / Let’s Hear it for the Dogs!

 

 

“Emotional honesty, singalong raucousness, and political fire… A true gift to the stage.” –The Guardian

(Nashville, TN) April 7, 2015– Best known for the hit singles “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and “Sunshine on Leith,” the identical Scottish twins known as The Proclaimers are anticipating the release of their 10th studio album, LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE DOGS, out May 5th on Compass Records.  The album follows a banner year for the duo that included the Toronto Film Festival debut of Sunshine on […]

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ALICIA WITT / Revisionary History: Available April 7th, 2015!

Artist: Alicia Witt

Title: Revisionary History

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UPC: 766397464428 (CD), 766397464510 (LP)

Label: Compass Records

Street date: 4/7/15

“Sharply personal, boldly melodic.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Singer, songwriter, classically trained pianist and acclaimed actor Alicia Witt (Justified, House of Lies) has confirmed the release of her first full-length studio album Revisionary History, out April 7th on Compass Records.

Ben Folds teamed up with Alicia to produce Revisionary History, an album of songs […]

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