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Dave returns to rock & roll.
Review written by Tom Donaldson, November 27th, 2004
This album is definitely a more energetic undertaking than his previously released "Mariposa de Oro". It starts with the hard rocking "Paralyzed", which features some really good guitar work. "I'm Missing You" is just a great song, with a really nice acoustic rythm guitar. "Talk To Me" has the best guitar leads on the album. There is not a bad song on the album with songs ranging from hard rocking to mellow to the haunting "Gotta Be On My Way". The title track,"Old Crest On A New Wave" should have been Dave's anthem for the past 20 years. It seems to be somewhat of an autobiography, with some catchy lyrics like,"Taking chances in back 64, doing things I'd never done before, waking up on someone's basement floor" and "my accountant tells me I'm over drawn". All in all, a pretty good album. Enjoy!
More rocking but mediocre music
Review written by John Fitzgerald, November 27th, 2004
Although better than it's predecessor, this is an OK album with a more confident guitar dominated sound throughout though fairly lightweight stuff. Highlights include the rocking opener "Paralyzed" and the single "Save me" featuring vocal support from Michael Jackson, yes, the one and only... My favorite though is the quiet emotionally moving "Gotta be on my way" featuring nice keyboards and a stronger hook than many songs contained in this set. However, the rest of the material enclosed suffers the same problem as the tunes on "Mariposa de Oro" which is that they are pale shadows of previous efforts and as a result sound rather weak but this is definitely not his worst album, or second worst, it might be a little lower than the middle.