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Haynes & Perry
"Songs From The Ghostlight"
By Bob Silvestri

   Dave Haynes and John Perry have released a new CD titled Songs From The Ghostlight. Although the back cover says the CD was recorded live at The Ghostlight Theater in North Tonawanda, the inside liner notes state that actually the live tapes were mixed extensively in the studios with harmonies and instrumentation. Helping to flesh out the sound with Haynes and Perry are Phil Serwinowski, Casey Green, Gene Thompson and Spud Latz who passed away four days after recording his parts. The CD is respectfully dedicated to him.
   The fifteen songs all fall into the folk-rock sound of C.S.& N. or Chris Hillman among others. The choice of materials is top notch and the renditions here stay faithful to the originals. Among the selections are Tom Rush’s Merrimack County, John Prine’s Hello In There and Richard Thompson’s Dimming Of The Day. Highlights include Jelly Roll Baker, Why Get Up, and Graham Nash’s Simple Man. 
    Overall not a bad effort that fans of folk-rock or classic rock would enjoy. The only thing I didn’t understand was the barking dogs?!!?

    Haynes and Perry can be contacted at johnperry.music@version.net

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