David Edwards

Tipping Pictures

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A report card for this one might read as follows: A's for uniqueness, lyrical depth, and personality; B+ for guitar performance; and C+'s for popular appeal and vocals (that's still above average, by the way). David has a lot to say and does it in a very casual, inviting medium. His folksy blues fit alongside the '60s tinges of Peter, Paul and Mary or Bob Dylan (and face it, Dylan's voice was likewise an acquired taste). The high marks for originality come for songs like "Big Blue World," "Perfectly Good Airplane," and "Ain't No Ridges." They tell of dreams that can be realized and of people that widen their understanding. An exploratory theme links the entire album and drives home lyrics that are much more than they first seem. Don't come looking for glittery pop music; David doesn't do frills. He does, however, make you stop what you're doing and look at the world from a slant.

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