"Everyone agrees that music & Ireland have lost one their best ambassadors"
Le Cri Du Coyote (France)
Review as translated to English (Google Translate)
In May 2016, Bap Kennedy was on the Point to participate in a festival in Mayo, Ireland, when violent pains Stomach led him to the hospital where A cancer, inoperable, was diagnosed. Less than six months later, on the day Toussaint, he breathed his last, Too early to see the release of the album he had recorded Shortly before falling ill. He had, however, To realize how much he was loved and his work Appreciated. His recognition was late but unanimous and Everyone agrees that music and Ireland Have lost one of their best ambassadors. Reckless Heart would undoubtedly have been a great success for Martin "Bap" Kennedy, so this disc, rich of ten Original compositions, is one of the great albums recently. It is the work of a goldsmith in love with his art Which is translated into the most beautiful way, with texts Which swing between hope and despair, melodies Which immediately catch the listener. I do not know how Point Bap was involved in the final production, but This point of view is once again a total success. Next to Brenda Kennedy (harmonies and percussions) and Nicky Scott (bass), Gordy McAllister (guitar) and Rod McVey (keyboards and accordion) are doing a brilliant job. From The first title, Nothing Can Stand In The Way Of Love, the Guitars, acoustic and electric, catchy and vibrating, Are joined by a piano and then a accordion full of warmth. The piano then takes the direction of operations for The Good As Gold swing. I Should Have Said is a ballad Romantic typical of the artist. There are also titles More rock like Help Me Roll It, Por Favor or It's Not Me It's You, incursions to the tex-mex as Henry Atrim (A reference to Billy The Kid) or to the honky-tonk with Reckless Heart or Honky Tonk Baby. It is difficult to speak Of this album by erasing the emotional side provoked by Its premature disappearance but it is precisely the capacity Intrinsic of Bap to provoke emotion and to pass without From one atmosphere to another that brings it closer to an immense In which he paid tribute in the past, Hank Williams.
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