Title - 'Parachutes in Hurricanes'
Artist - David Fitzpatrick
For those not in the know, Guitarist/Songwriter David Fitzpatrick - who has led Milwaukee’s Dave Fitzpatrick Band for decades - will release his first major solo work entitled Parachutes in Hurricanes on Daystorm Music this coming April 27th, 2018.
Known for his production résumé, musician/engineer/producer Gary Tanin (Jack Spann, Sam Llanas, Roger Powell, Daryl Stuermer) was recruited to collaborate on Fitzpatrick’s solo opus; and trust me when I say, the man did an incredible job.
Nearly three years in the making, many musicians provided their artistry along with core members of David's band. Indeed, Fitzpatrick and Tanin spent countless session hours crafting the melodies and arrangements that resulted in the compositions on this brilliant album.
1. 'Lost on the Same Street'
2. 'Long Way Down'
3. 'Half A Mile'
4. 'How I Wish'
5. 'All In Tonight'
6. 'Your Ghost'
7. 'Money Isn't Everything'
8. 'So Happy With You'
9. 'Bed Of Roses'
10. 'If I Could'
11. 'Done To Me'
The storytelling of the opening track, 'Lost on the Same Street' is Fitzpatrick at his songwriting best (he wrote all the songs on the album, seven of which were co-written with Tanin), and with his gritty, soulful voice at the helm, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Little Steven had made an appearance on it!
'Long Way Down' slows the rock roll, before the mid-tempo 'Half a Mile,' and it's interplay of vocals, guitar and organ, ensure that the track will become an instant favorite of yours. The wistful vocal on 'How I Wish' will have you yearning for more tracks like this to be included, and that's backed by the harmonious 'All In Tonight.'
The mellow vibe continues onward with the brilliant, gentle guitar work of 'Your Ghost,' which in turn is followed by yet another (in my humble opinion) Little Steven nod on 'Money Isn’t Everything.' The fun and jazzy 'I’m So Happy' is another pure delight to behold here (man, I love me some horn line), and that is backed by the tremolo guitar and organ combo of 'Bed Of Roses.'
The album then rounds out with both the all-too-short pop bounce of 'If I Could,' and then the piano driven 'Done To Me' being the most perfect of book end to the magnificent Fitzpatrick storytelling hour.
Embodying the heart and soul, nay, the essence of the Milwaukee musician’s perspective and outlook, Parachutes in Hurricanes showcases a most talented musician clearly at his very best.
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