RANDY VAN WARMER The Vital Spark/Sings Stephen Foster (SJPCD351)2
On this album Randy Van
Warmer covered some of Foster's well known numbers including 'The
Camptown Races' (done here in a very laid back style), 'Oh! Susanna' and
'Angelina Baker' (again a wonderful west coast AOR feel to the music).
All in all a very enjoyable listen and one that until now has had a very
include the gentle pop of the title track and ''I Will Whisper Your
Name'. The music on here is a nice mix of AOR, country, pop and a little
blues. Mind you at times you'd be hard pressed to know the album
featured two prominent guitarists!
(The Vital Spark)...a record built around Van Warmer's sweet vocals and features any number of songs that could have been country hits...
(Sings Stephen Foster) A beautiful and deeply moving album...
Nick Dalton, Maverick (July 2011)
...an excellent snapshot of Randy van Warmer's music and is tremendous
value for money as well
These two albums are the real rarities in his catalogue...The Vital
Spark was recorded in 1992...It's superior 80s pop rock, polished and
catchy - perfect radio fare. Randy bravely tackles some of the most
parodies Foster songs. This was clearly a labour of love...