Ingenious and unique |
Reviewer: Damon Schwartz
The lyrics of "When You Awake" are wonderfully evocative and imagistic but still ambiguous enough to pleasantly nag your interpretation. Musically, it has the fragrance of piney woods and back-country roads, but the key is nearly as ambiguous and tantalizing as the lyrics, taking us from E-major to D to C and back again without ever sounding "weird." It's an ingenious composition and a great, signature song of The Band.
Dancing with the Band |
Reviewer: liz kirby
This is truly a delightful toe-tapper that tugs at the heartstrings as most of The Bands ballads do. Simple and impeccable lyrics and musicianship that evoke some old time wisdom but with a light, "twinkling-of-the-eye" style to it. Love their country-pop, almost hillbilly diddies. A 70's treasure!