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Andy Michaels - Revisited

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Australian Andy Michaels has one of those slightly scratchy voices that makes his singing stand out. This trait is not as overt as, say, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, but it's nevertheless noticeable.

There's an air of mysticism running through Michaels' Revisited, as "Angel" speaks about heavenly beings, while "Lucretia's Eylandt" plods to a slightly Celtic, mystical sound.

Musically, this album is mostly straightforward pop. However, "I Just Want to Be the One" opens with a string intro, before going into a more familiar pop sound; one that sounds a little like a more restrained Electric Light Orchestra. Perhaps the album's prettiest track I "When I Close My Eyes," which also features strings augmenting an acoustic arrangement.

The album closes with a percussive "Will There Be Love," which has an endearing anthemic quality. It's a sweet way to conclude an album, as it acts as sort of a universal call for love and understanding.

Songs about love are always worth a revisiting, which makes it the perfect closer for an album called Revisited.

Andy Michaels - Revisited
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