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    It's his masterpiece but I don't have any more to add to the passionate review I wrote earlier in the thread. I cling to this album, I suppose, for sustenance.

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    HAPPY 19TH ANNIVERSARY TO STRANGE WEATHER!!!

    This is indeed Glenn's masterpiece as far as I'm concerned. As I have stated many times before - love it, love it, love it!!! Like Soda and Freypower, I have already done a song-by-song review in this thread, so I won't repeat myself other than to say to anyone who hasn't heard this album that I would encourage you to give it a listen - I'd love to hear others thoughts about it.

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    I recently bought this CD used after reading about it in this thread. Until then, I didn't own any solo Frey. Back in the day, I was more into Eagles-type guitar rock and didn't care for Glenn's turn toward the R&B vibe.

    I must have grown into it, because I was very pleased with what I heard on Strange Weather. I won't do the song-by-song review because others have already done it better than I can. Here are a few of my thoughts:

    - Musically, I love pretty much everything on the album. I love how Glenn really knows how to set a mood with music. Blues, R&B, pop, instrumental - each style fits the mood of the song perfectly.

    - For the most part, I think the lyrics are thoughtful and clever. Some of the phrasings occasionally feel a little awkward to me, like he was trying to fit too many syllables int a single line. It could be that I just need to listen more to learn the songs better.

    - I LOVE how he tells us his thought processes in the liner notes. I found myself Googling "The Stand" and "Anne Rice" to understand the songs better.

    - I actually know who Bill McKibben is! I'm a weather junkie and know a little about global warming, so "Long Hot Summer" is kinda special to me.

    - Though it's not my favorite song, I think "Delicious" is adorable. As a parent, I can see how his inspiration was probably a sticky toddler putting her fingers in Daddy's mouth. It reminds me of my husband when our kids were small.

    - The instrumentals, including the opening of "River of Dreams", are exquisite. I want a whole CD of Frey instrumentals.

    That's all I have for now. Thank you all for introducing me to Strange Weather.

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    I'm very late here but............. Happy anniversary Strange Weather!


    This is the best solo album from Glenn!!!
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    Thanks Windeagle - In case you didn't pick it up in this thread, I absolutely love this album. So, as a fellow admirer, I really enjoyed reading your comments about it. For me, the more I listen to it, the more I appreciate it!

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    Thanks for the comments, Windeagle - it really is a great album! So glad you got it!

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    So are we going to have the 'ratings' thing as we did for Tell Me The Truth?

    The instrumentals thing: I think Glenn has shown that he could do a whole soundtrack featuring just music. IDTWNW is another example of his skill in this area. I honestly believe that much as I love his voice I could listen to him just doing instrumentals (the Mark Knopfler thing applies here).

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    Ooo... now I'm imagining what a Frey-Knopfler instrumental collaboration would sound like. I'm sure it would be like going to heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freypower View Post
    So are we going to have the 'ratings' thing as we did for Tell Me The Truth?
    FP - We'll have to see how it goes, but most likely we will. It'll probably be a while though because there are others to be done first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windeagle View Post
    Ooo... now I'm imagining what a Frey-Knopfler instrumental collaboration would sound like. I'm sure it would be like going to heaven.
    If you are a fan of Mark Knopfler, welcome to my world. It's my belief that IDTWNW had to have been influenced by MK.

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