Meet Danny Wilson Import
|3. Mary's Prayer|
|4. Lorraine Parade|
|5. Nothing Ever Goes To Plan|
|6. Broken China|
|7. Steamtrains To The Milky Way|
|9. You Remain An Angel|
|10. Ruby's Golden Wedding|
|11. A Girl I Used To Know|
|12. Five Friendly Aliens|
|13. I Won't Be Here When You Get Home|
Danny Wilson, the Scottish Musical Trio (Not the Actor Nor the Producer Nor the Frank Sinatra Flick), Scored a Few Hits During the Late Eighties. The Words Wistful, Melodic, Beautiful have Been Used to Describe D.w. And this Release Includes the Smashes 'Davy', 'Mary's Prayer', 'Spencer Tracy', plus Ten More. EMI. 2002.
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It did make for a few noteworthy songs. "Davy," "Aberdeen" "Steam Trains to the Milky Way" and "Five Friendly Aliens" all evoked the Steely Dan enigma, but most of the rest of "Meet Danny Wilson" lacked the all important hook quotient. But if "Mary's Prayer" still tugs at your memory all these years later (as it still does me), then this disc is worth hanging on to. A little searching through a few "Best Of The 80's" anthologies might turn it up, as will the soundtrack to "There's Something About Mary."
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But not so with the trio called Danny Wilson.
As has been stated by others, the music of Danny Wilson is basically intelligent, well-played, adult pop music. The Steely Dan comparisons are inevitable, and fairly accurate. Both feature complex, jazz-infused instrumentation, thoughtful and sometime puzzling lyrics, and passionate vocal performances.
I won't take time here to discuss each track separately, because they are all basically well-made and hold up to repeat listening. If you're not familiar with the band, the only track you might know is the single "Mary's Prayer," as pure and perfect a pop confection as you're likely to ever hear. But it's also just the jumping-off point for an album's worth of expertly crafted songs.