Colin Hay

Transcendental Highway

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Since the dismal sales of Colin Hay's 1990 release Wayfaring Sons, none of his solo albums have been released in America, and that's a shame in this case, for there is much here for adult contemporary radio to embrace. On several tracks, Hay demonstrates he hasn't lost the ability to write a clever, catchy pop tune. This is nowhere more evident than the stirring "My Brilliant Feat," which is a commentary on the ups and downs of his own musical career. Interspersed throughout the album, however, are a handful of acoustic numbers that sound utterly depressing and uninspired. Nonetheless, fans of Colin Hay's unforgettable voice will find much to like here.

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