Right Between the Promises

Right Between the Promises

by Freedy JohnstonFreedy Johnston


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Things never seem to go all that well in Freedy Johnston's world, which is just as well, considering how perfectly his high-lonesome tenor is suited to the tales of woe that emanate from within its confines. On this, his sixth album, the Kansas-bred singer-songwriter is still wearing his heart on his sleeve, but that sleeve is cloaked in fabrics a bit more plush than those that fans have grown accustomed to. The smoky-sounding "Save Yourself, Country Girl" pits a cautionary tale against a subtle, jazz-influenced backing, while the feather-light "Radio for Heartache" drifts along on amber waves of banjo. Devotees of Johnston's earlier material won't feel like they're in totally unfamiliar territory, though. The sad-sack sing-along "Broken Mirror" chugs on in a manner similar to that of his mid-'90s demi-hit "Bad Reputation," as does the unusually bright-toned "That's Alright with Me" (which could, in the right hands, find a niche at country radio). If that doesn't sound like enough stylistic stretching, Johnston even tries his hand at good old-fashioned bubblegum in the form of a cover of Edison Lighthouse's "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes" that's sure to make you -- and maybe even Freedy himself -- crack a smile.

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Release Date: 08/07/2001
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596265225
catalogNumber: 62652
Rank: 174996

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