to Tyrone Wells
by WBOS radio commentator
longtime Boston Globe correspondent Steve Morse:
Tyrone Wells, "Hold On,'' Unversal Republic Records. This West
Coast singer has written some of the best new love ballads of the year.
He has a gently soulful voice that exudes honesty on emotive tracks
such as "Sea Breeze'' and "Looking at Her Face.'' He's earnest
and sometimes pushes the sugar meter, but there's no denying his innate
talent. Is there still room for a sensitive singer-songwriter like this?
Let's hope so. And kudos to his anti-war song "What Are We Fighting
For?,'' which starts out with Curtis Mayfield's
"people get ready'' line and burrows in from there. And the song
"Jealous Man'' is simply remarkable - a moving treatise on the
self-destructive nature of jealousy.