There is no doubt that Andrew Reed is a creative soul. His music tells the tale of his journey through life. His newest album If All the World Were Right takes the listener on that journey all while giving perspective. Never one to be labeled, Andrew has successfully blended styles and tempos that demonstrate his ability and vision.

Sailed Away is a smooth beginning to the album, bringing beautiful guitar work with a bouncy jazz tempo. The second track Cure My Mind has a James Taylor feel and is pure in its musical delivery. A nice change comes with Life in the City. A nice pop with a shaken down feel. Putting Things in Order slows down nicely, soothing the ear.

We are brought to the title track If All the World Were Right. The song has charted on Billboard and it’s easy to hear why. It is powerful and beautiful in both execution, arrangement, and lyrics. Scaling back to the simple acoustic, Carolina in the Morning is good old Americana. Where She Goes keeps that feel and it is something Andrew is excellent at. The Ghost of Robert Johnson departs to the blues. There just enough of the devil in this song to perfectly juxtapose with the light. The guitar work is fitting for such a nod to a legend. Open Road brings back the strum of a journey ahead. A love song to the open road. All My Life is Andrew’s reflective introspection. Hourglass is a great acoustic track that reminds me of slimmed down Alice in Chains at first but opens up to the big sound of orchestral backing.

Andrew wraps up the album with a reprise of the first track Sailed Away and a version of the title track featuring a touch of poetry. Andrew Reed has sought to put into sound and word, his true soul. Something he has found along his journey.

 

 

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