“Bill Curreri (is) a man with a knack for crafting songs that resonate like radio-ready standards even on first listen. (Hard Road Home) boasts more hooks than an entire fishing fleet… and is a compelling sojourn from start to finish.”—Goldmine Magazine
Three albums on, and after a delayed initiation of his recording career, Bill Curreri sounds like nothing less that a veteran pop purist, a man with a knack for crafting songs that resonate like radio-ready standards even on first listen. Ironically, he didn’t record his first album until the age of 63, but now, eight years later, he’s clearly making up for last time. Curreri may be a Social Security beneficiary, but he clearly conveys youthful exuberance and a knack for ready refrains that belies his senior status. His new album, Hard Road Home, offers any number of examples — the title track, “She’s the One,” “Love Gone Wrong,” “If Only To Be Me,” and “A Fool’s Heart Crying” being but a few. Curreri’s songs boast more hooks than an entire fishing fleet, and his exuberant and infectious delivery make each offering all but irresistible. If rock radio packed the potency it once did, Curreri would be a certified star. For now, one can only hope that he still gets the recognition he deserves. Indeed, Hard Road Home is a compelling sojourn from start to finish.
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The review above was taken from goldminemag.com. You can read the original review here.