"The Wanderer"

 

Title track 'The Wanderer' is the opening track.  It is a really jolly song that gets your feet tapping instantly.  Its about a man making no plans and just travelling the world.

 

'Write Me A Song' is a ballad about how to write a song and how the words just don't come to mind.  I really like this song's harmonies.  They give this song a really distinctive sound.  It reminds me of a sea shanty and for some reason it conjures up a picture of Cornish fishermen singing together on the harbour wall whilst repairing their nets.

 

'Stone Girl Mary'  is a fossil collector who sells them to earn a living.  This song has a really lovely guitar instrumental. The guitar used for the solo in this song has the most gorgeous tone to it.  

 

'News' highlights the story of sensationalist journalism and how the journalists have no conscience as long as their bills are paid.  Attention grabbing headlines are the order of the day.  

 

'Please Take My Blues Away' is another uptempo number.  He is trying to get the girl.  She would make his day if she fell in love with him.  A very relatable song as we have all been in this position at one time or another.

 

'My Recovery Crew' is a beautiful heartfelt song.  Its about when you are feeling stressed and down, there is that one person you turn to, to make things feel better.  The introduction of piano in the chorus fills out the overall sound nicely and it has a lovely instrumental.  This is one of my favourite songs on the album.

 

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