Hand In Hand
Label: Entertainment One Music
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Review Date: March 29, 2015
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Richie Furay, has a new solo album coming out and what an album it is! Entitled, Hand In Hand, is Richie’s first solo album in eight years and will undoubtedly be recognized as some of Furay’s best work to date.
Furay is obviously known for forming the bands Buffalo Springfield (with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin) and Poco (with Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham, and Randy Meisner). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 for his work with Buffalo Springfield and was recently inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame for his work with Poco.
The first thing fans will notice about Hand in Hand is the cover. Ut features the wedding photo of Richie and his wife of 48 years, Nancy. The two met at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, where Nancy caught his eye and became the inspiration behind Buffalo Springfield's, "Kind Woman." The title track of the new record, "Hand In Hand," serves as a follow-up song to the Buffalo Springfield hit, which is also featured as a bonus track.
How cool is that?!
If Boomerocity was forced to choose a favorite song from the CD, it would be “We Were Dreamers.” Nostalgic, melodic, and firmly in Americana roots, this tune commands multiple slaps of the repeat button. From a symbolic perspective, this song could also easily become THE anthem for baby boomers around the world.
Yeah, it’s that great.
Regarding the album, Furay says, "Just when you think 'it was a nice run,' you realize it's not over…especially when one day you wake up and songs are flooding your heart and mind that you know you just have to document and preserve. 'Hand In Hand' was that confirmation for me – I've learned to say 'never say never.' Who knows where this collection will land, but I'm sure glad I get to share these songs with a world that knows music really is the universal language."
David Spero, Furay's manager, stated, "When the Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour ended after just nine dates, Richie already had started writing for a possible new Springfield album. When he played me these songs, I thought it only made sense to get them recorded. I knew they were the best group of songs he had ever put together."
In support of the release, Furay kicked off a US tour on February 25th at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles and endend on March 22 at Daryl's House in Pawling, NY. Boomerocity can’t wait to see that episode of the show and you shouldn’t wait to order/download this album now.
Yeah, it’s that great.