Phil Seymour

Precious to Me

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Precious to Me attempts to collect the many phases of Phil Seymour's all-too-brief career. The disc's 15 tracks cover his period as Dwight Twilley's partner, his solo work, a song he did with the Textones, and a handful of rarities and stray tracks. And while it is certainly a welcome compilation of his long-out-of-print work on to compact disc, this collection could have been better. Considering Seymour's small cult of obsessive fans, the Twilley tracks are redundant -- anyone who buys this collection undoubtedly has the Dwight Twilley discs already -- and the absence of any songs from Seymour's second solo album is simply a disservice. Any of Seymour's recordings are pure pop fun so Precious to Me is good listen and for the uninitiated, this is a good enough starting point if only because so much of his work is unavailable.

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