michael gallucci

ALBUM REVIEW — GLENN FREY

In album review on 05/18/2012 at 9:55 am

GLENN FREY

After Hours

(Universal)

It’s not that Glenn Frey’s collection of cover songs from the ’40s through ’60s is awful – he does a serviceable job on most of these standards and personal favorites that were written before you were born. It’s just that it seems so pointless, seeing that everyone from Rod Stewart to Bryan Ferry to Paul McCartney has traveled down this road over the past decade. Plus, Frey doesn’t bring anything new to the songs, sticking with familiar arrangements and interpretations of “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” and “The Look of Love.” Maybe After Hours, Frey’s first solo album in 17 years, was something to fill the days during the Eagles’ downtime. Or maybe Frey really thought the world needed another album of old songs. Either way, stick with Sinatra.

 

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