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Taglieri, John - 2013 Southern Paradise



ARTIST: Taglieri, John
ALBUM: Southern Paradise
LABEL: Leap Dog Music
SERIAL: -
YEAR: 2013
SPONSOR: Head First Entertainment

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: John Taglieri - vocals, all instruments

TRACK LISTING: 01 Southern Paradise * 02 When I Think About.. * 03 Down The Road * 04 It's You * 05 Days Of Night * 06 Turn Around

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WEBLINKS: www.johntaglieri.com


Background
Modern pop/rocker John Taglieri has been featured here on and off since his 1999 debut 'Leap Of Faith'. A prodigious man when it comes to releasing CD's, he is only matched by Phil Vincent in the output stakes. Taglieri now up to his eleventh release, and with 'Southern Paradise', you can betcha bottom dollar his music is delivered somewhere between Pablo Cruise and Jimmy Buffet. The latter reference is a good call, as Taglieri has a residence at a Key West Florida Club for six months of the year, while recording at his Massachusetts studio (previously New Jersey), and playing a few gigs on the road.


The Songs
'Southern Paradise' is a 6-tracker only, so it's short and brief and to the point. It's a warm and friendly affair with many pointed references to the Floridian way of life. Margaritas etc. The title track 'Southern Paradise' is the typical acoustic/electric stuff that Taglieri is well known for, and smoulders through the opening 4 minutes without a cigarette lighter in view. The warmth of the hazy melodies evidenced on 'When I Think About..' is a reminder of how effective Taglieri can be on his day. It still astounds me that he's not more well known in the popular music press. 'Down The Road' could literally be the 'road song' on the EP, while the acoustic ballad 'It's You' wrings out more melodrama out of 4 minutes than a hanky does tears! 'Days Of Night' is a moody number, and is closest to Taglieri's AOR roots, the EP finishing off with the nautical flavoured 'Turn Around', kinda like Peter Mayer but then again not quite. Likeable though..


In Summary
Despite the turning of the years, John Taglieri still has the ability to create decent melodic pop/rock. In fact, he's sounding better than ever, and though this is only a 6 track EP, it caught my attention with ease. Much like the recvent Bart Hafeman review, it seems indie modern pop/rock out of the USA is in a good space right now.


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