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CD REVIEW: Henri Ferguson – “Missing The Boat”
By Stacey Board - 12/15/2002 - 06:32 PM EST

Artist: Henri Ferguson
Album: “Missing The Boat”
CD Review: Let me start by tell what this CD is not. It's not Henri’s midlife crisis, it's more of a midlife midterm essay exam. It's not a lecture, but it’s a series of reflections on paths chosen and a life lived up to that point. It's not depressing, and “Missing The Boat” is meant, I believe, in all good humor, not as a final say on anything.

Henri covers territory that anyone can relate to with emphasis on having a pretty fair share of life experience. There are several flavors of treatment here on the songs and that gives it variety. Some songs have a reggea feel, others calypso type bounce, and others a country feel. I especially enjoyed the duet “Lately My Love” with L.P. Slater. Her voice is lovely and her and Henri’s voice work very well together. Henri writes all of the material on the record and “Lately My Love” is the only song he shares music writing credit with Ray Titiryn

All of his players are quite good and the production is top notch. It’s a gentle collection of songs and well worth a listen by those who enjoy AAA/Contemporary Pop.

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