One of the joys of being a reviewer is that you never know what is going to end up in the mailbox. Having just moved to a sleepy town in the middle of Mississippi, I am sure that the neighbors are already talking about the large number of packages that arrive via the various delivery services!
The 70′s were for the most past a musical blur. I watched in increasing horror as great music became replaced by three chord garage bands. It was a tough scene for anyone with any musical ability. As Keith Emerson of ELP told me â€œHell, we just left the country, we went into tax exile in the Medâ€, or Al Stewart, â€œI went on a US tour, Year Of The Cat was climbing the Billboard charts, and doing nothing back home in England, so I just stayed hereâ€.
Firefall were musically very accomplished, yet did not get much of the recognition that they richly deserved. I think it is delightful that they have stuck in there. Even better, some of the original founders have returned to produce a wonderful single, Walk More Softly.
What could be more timely than a song talking about our abuse of the most valuable resource we have, the Earth?
Walk more softly on the Earth
Walk more softly on this planet
Done in a classic 70′s style, this is a song that is infectious, and so timely. Global warming, and abuse of our little blue green world has become a subject that we all need to understand, and do something about.
I am going to see if I can get a legal download link, this tune is too good to miss.
UPDATE: My word, I had not even published this review, but I just heard that Walk Me Softly is available for everyone to listen to on the bands web site www.firefall.com. Damn, I must be an influential guy