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Audrey in a Dream, released June 2003

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Tracks:  She Brings The Rain / Carolina / Mama's Dogs / Dragonfly / Waiting On A Train / Audrey In A Dream

Musicians:  Robert Reynolds, Steve Allen, Al Perkins, Jerry Dale McFadden, Courtland Joyce, Paul Deakin, Matt Slocum, Jennifer Nicely.

Produced by Steve Allen and Robert Reynolds.

Cover art by Asher Wood, inspired by the original photograph by Deone Jahnke

CD Review:
Audrey in a Dream
Robert Earl Reynolds ****

A mini-album that's a fine taster for a forthcoming full solo collection.

This is a six-track CD from Mavericks bass player Robert Reynolds, which he has been selling at gigs whilst touring with Kevin Montgomery as part of the Road Trippers.  It is really a taster for the full album, which he is currently working on, and hopes to have finished  very soon.   In the liner notes, Robert says: "It's a random selection of songs, some earmarked for a future pop project and a few that were written for my first solo record, which will blend my love for country, rock and pop."

Amongst the musicians are fellow Road Trippers/ Mavericks Al Perkins, Jerry Dale McFadden and Paul Deakin.

All songs are written or co-written by Robert.  He opens with She Brings the Rain, a wonderfully bouncy 1960s California-styled number.   In contrast, Carolina is a sweet yet brooding ballad with a fine rocky guitar solo near the end.   Mama's Dogs was written as a tribute to his mother and her love of animals, especially her two dogs Lucky and Annie.  A lively, country-flavoured tune.  The stonkingly good Dragonfly is one that he has performed in concert with the RoadTrippers, and it rocks just as good on disc as it does live!  Waiting on a Train was written in reflection of a difficult time in his life, but is actually a very catchy tune with great use of the piano accordion in the background.  The title track, Audrey in a Dream, is a wonderfully dreamy song inspired by a painting of Audrey Hepburn.  All in all, a quite classy CD.

DK, Maverick Magazine
May 2005
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