How Was That - A new release from David PageReview
"How was that?", says Dave between tracks. Well, Dave, if you ask me, it's pretty damn good. It's a sweet blend of articulate and honest original material with Dave's warm agile voice at the heart of diverse and carefully-crafted arrangements. While you can catch and enjoy the influences of ‘60s pop, contemporary Americana, haunting accapella and classic power-ballads, this music is ultimately about the songs and the different evocative stories they have to tell.
While it's hard to find standout tracks from such consistently good work, I particularly enjoyed the rich ‘60s harmonies of Woman, the wistful regret of A Better Me, the epic guitar work on Like a Flower in Full Bloom and the good-time story-telling of On that Saturday Night.
While this is certainly driven by Dave's creative vision, the album is very much a team effort with focused production by David Ellis, co-writing on one track by Graham Weston, powerful instrumental contributions from Will Ball, Ant Freeman, Alan Kitchen and David Ellis and photography by Marguerite Page.