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Larry Delaney

LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN
"I Never Dreamed'
Spider Records - CD-SPR274
Produced by: Darren Walters and Lindsay Thomas Morgan


(12 Selections - Playing Time 36:32)

Billy Joe / Flowers / The Trucker Song / When! Was Good For You / Crazy Times / A Place For Broken Hearts / The Drifter (Instrumental Intro) / Outlaws / Home Is Where The Heart Aches / Mr. Murphy / Pictures Of My Life / I Never Dreamed (The Wedding Song)

Lindsay Thomas Morgan has a booming voice and he writes descriptive songs that contain uplifting messages-in his music! All 11 songs on I Never Dreamed were written by Morgan, and he injects new life into a lot of familiar subjects. Just when you thought you'd never want to hear another 'trucker's song', Morgan surprises you with his creation, "The Trucker's Song". It not only provides a twist to the theme, it also gets your toes-tappin' and makes you hit the 'repeat' button on your disc player - that's a good sign! The lead single, "Billy Joe" is a melodic 'message' song that stirs special interest -even more intriguing is "Outlaws", complete with spaghetti-western concept and arrangement, Morgan delivers the song with touching believability and it comes off as one of the highlights of the album...'hit single' is written all over this one!
"A Place For Broken Hearts" (reminiscent somewhat of Rick Nelson's Lonesome Town) and "Home Is Where The Heart Aches" are both top notch country/blues efforts that showcase Lindsay Thomas Morgan's unique vocal work. "Flowers" is a bubbly love song full of vocal imagery, while the love ballad "When I Was Good For You" touches heart and soul.
After listening to Lindsay Thomas Morgan sing these songs, two things strike you. You come away with a sense of being entertained; and for one of the few times in recent memory you realize that you were able to hear and understand every lyric of every song without the help of a lyric sheet. Morgan's crystal clear enunciation is front and centre, never slurred, never screamed, and never overpowered by supporting instrumentation.
I Never Dreamed was produced by Darren Walters and Lindsay Thomas Morgan, and recorded at Walters Family Studio in Bright, Ontario.


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LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN - Country I Never Dreamed Spider-274 Born in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a sea captain, Morgan has made an in-depth study of Canada's country roots, which he gently nourishes with his own warm pop styling. The crossover possibilities are fairly obvious. Morgan is no stranger to Canadian country charts,
beginning in 1987 when he gained national recognition. This latest package of Morgan originals should secure him an even greater audience. Billy Joe has been taken as the first single. Other tracks that have single potential include The Trucker Song, Outlaws, and a cleverly-written Mr. Murphy. The Drifter is a 20 second instrumental that's perfect for intro'ing and/or extro'ing news or specials. Produced by Morgan and Darren Walters. Recorded at Walters Family Studios in Bright, Ontario. Some pretty fair pickers here as well, including guitarists J.K. Gulley and Wendell Ferguson and Chris Whiteley on harp. The keyboard work is also impressive, ' shared by Walters, Joe Ingrao and Ian Tanner. That's multi-instrumentalist Walters on fiddle. -WG


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