David Goldman

Summer With Juliet

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This is first and foremost a pop album. It could be further categorized as acoustic pop or singer/songwriter pop. But what makes it a unique recording is David Goldman's implementation of a wide variety of worldwide folk influences. He seems to have accurately captured the vocal nuances of Japanese, Indian, and Mexican music as well as the stylings of American blues and Celtic music. He is joined by a large supporting cast, including Irish piper Jerry O'Sullivan, guitarists Marc Shulman and Lowell Perlman, and members of Cherish the Ladies. Through all the stylistic changes and shuffling of personnel on this album, there exists the undeniable unifying component -- Goldman's voice. He has a pure, accommodating, and comforting voice that gives credence to his globetrotting tendencies. However, it also contributes to a sense of sameness at times, which prevents this album from attaining the dynamic level that his ambitious efforts deserve.

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