This is the second full lengh solo album from this revered indie popster. A versatile compilation of songs with some of his most accomplished work to date. The essence of the 60âs pop is here.
Itâs all working on âReanimationâ, in living soundcolors ...affirmation (the title cut itself) ...deep eternal love (âThe Rain In Your Eyesâ) ...renaissance pshychedelia (âGoddess Thru An empty Glassâ) ...blowtorch power pop (âWhen Myth Becomes Factâ) ...fuzztone rock right between the buttons (âGet Me Off Nothing Streetâ) ...echoes from Liverpool (âLoose Changeâ, âDid She Lie To Meâ, âTransparent Manâ) ...country pop (âAnnâ) plus the wistful and the jangly (âMagic Smileâ, âWorld Of Loveâ).
Brend new follow up release for jangly pop crusader Bill Retoff. This may be his best CD album to date. Bill just keeps getting better and better. If you have never heard him, start with this! Guest musicians include Rich Horton of Rich Arithmetics fame and Christopher Earl from the Squires Of Subterrain fame. These guys work really well together creating a cohesive and wonderfull pure pop sound! If you enjoy the 60âs pop vibe, I highly recommended this CD! This is not a cloning type tupe of release, Mr Retoff captures the spirit of 60âs pop while maintaining his own original sound! Thatâs what makes him a true popster in his own right! Clean and clear quitars, lots of harmonies, and nice short tunes. Have a groovy time listening to this one. A feel good release from one of the good guys in pop!
JAM Rds â USA
A positive return from Mr Retoff whose POP JEWELLRY, was a teaser of what might follow. What this release lacks in production quality it gains in fantastic melodies. Of the eleven tracks one is slightly psychedelic, two more mellow and the rest jangly pop with 12-string Rickenbakers, great vocal arrangements and more than anything great melodic tunes. The shadow of the Beatles are definitely apparent, but there are worse shadows in the pop sky! At a first listen it tends to be another great home-recording, but to say the record is steadily improving is nothing but an understatment! Still one cannot help to wonder what Bill could do with bigger budget! Current favorites are the immediate âWhen Myth Becomes Factâ and âGoddess Thru An Empty Glassâ with a real goddess on duetvocals. Recommended for music lovers.
Poppinâ Up â Sweden
REANIMATION picks up where Billâs 1996 âPop Jewelryâ CD left off and it showcases his growth as a songwriter, musician and producer.... âThe Rain In Your Eyesâ is a beautiful ballad with harmony vocals and a harmonica that will elicit memories of the 70âs soft rock group, America.... âDid She Lie To You?â conjures up memories of the Hollies.... âAnnâ displays Beatlesque elements.... âGet Me Off Nothing Streetâ is punchy power pop.... âWorld Of Loveâ is a soothing ballad.... âMagic Smileâ revisits soft rock.... REANIMATION displays Bill Retoffâs own vibrant sound in an album filled with sweet, snappy and timeless pop tunes and plenty of jangly ear candy. Youâre 2-for-2, Bill.