Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Let There be Peace (Heshy Rubin)



Album can be previewed/purchased at Mostly Music.com


OK, MY TAKE ON HESHY RUBIN'S "LET THERE BE PEACE"

-OVERALL VIEW: ALL ORIGINAL SONGS, EACH OF THEM PACKED WITH EMOTION...YOU GOTTA REALLY LISTEN TO IT TO UNDERSTAND AND FEEL THE LYRICS. I WOULD COMPARE THE STYLE TO VARIATIATIONS...(PUT IT THIS WAY, ITS NOT THE TYPICAL YESHIVESHE MUSIC WE GET NOWADAYS...)

-GENERAL: SUNG BY HESHY RUBIN, WHO SOUNDS LIKE VEROBA AND SINGS VERY SMOOTH (NO KVETCHING..) THERE'S A BACKUP CHOIR THAT COMES IN OCASIONALLY...NOT VERY OFTEN, BUT THEY'RE GOOD.. THE WORDS ARE SIMPLE...BUT NOT SILLY TUNES ARE CATCHY...BUT NOT TYPICAL PRODUCED BY SHEYA MENDLOWITZ...MUSIC BY NEGINAH, GREAT LINEUP..YARON GERSHOVSKY, RICK CUTLER, MISHA GUTTENBERG, MIRI BEN ARI!...(SRULY BOLLAG,,)

- SPECIFIC:

1- WELCOME- I LOVE THIS TUNE! CUTE SONG...SORT OF LIKE AN INTRO TO WHAT THE TAPE IS ABOUT..

2-GIMME- ITS A PRAYER . AND A GOOD ONE TOO ;-) ASKING HASHEM TO GIVE US THE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT TO PRAY FOR...ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON THE ALBUM... I LOVE THE TUNE AND THE WORDE ARE POWERFUL BUT SUNG IN A MANNER THAT DOESNT MAKE THE SONG SOUND WEEPY

3-HASHEM WATCH OVER YOUR CHILDREN- THE ARRANGEMENTS ON THIS SONG MATCH THE LYRICS AND IDEA SO WELL. I LOVE THE NURSERY MUSIC IDEA... AND, I SUBCONSCIOUSLY FOUND MYSELF HUMMING THIS SONG AS I WAS TUCKNG IN MY KIDS TONIGHT...

4-THE MAGICAL NIGHT- (THE SEDER NIGHT) I LIKE THE TUNE ON THIS ONE, SPECIFICALLY THE CHORUS...AND THE GUITAR (?) PIECE...LYRICS ARE NICE ALTHOUGH I 'M NOT THAT CRAZY OVER THE THEME...GREAT TUNE, THOUGH

5-MATI'S SONG- DEDICATED TO RUBIN'S SISTER, OLEHU HASHALOM....SAD, POWERFUL SONG THAT EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO...(AT SOME PART OF THEIR LIVES)

6-WE WERE CHOSEN- HM, I DONT PARTICULARLY LIKE THIS SONG, ALTHOUGH THE CHORUS IS GOOD...

7-WE HAVE THE HAILIGE TORAH- GREAT LYRICS..(THOUGH I WISH IT COULD HAVE BEEN LONGER .).. MESSAGE OF "TOIV LI TORAS ...MEIALFEI ZAHAV.." TALKS ABOUT SUCCESFUL, RICH AND POPULAR PPLE....(FORD, BABE RUTH, SHAKESPEARE...)AND ABOUT HOW MUCH MORE WE HAVE BY HAVING THE TORAH... THE CHORUS HAS AN OYOY PART...(SOUNDS LIKE A BUNCH OF YESHIVA GUYS) WHICH TIES IN PERFECTLY..

8- IN THE AFTERNOON-THE STORY OF A DISABLED MAN WITH ONE ARM BEGGING FOR HELP IN MARRYING OFF HIS SON...TEACHES A POWERFUL LESSON ABOUT APPRECIATION...GREAT LYRICS AND I LIKE THE TUNE...

9-A MILLION WHITE HORSES- BASED ON A MIDRASH, THAT IF ONE SEES A WHITE HORSE IN A DREAM, PEACE BE WITH HIM.... ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON THIS ALBUM....GREAT TUNE.

10-LET THERE BE PEACE- PERFECT ENDING TO THE TAPE...TIES IN THE IDEAS OF ALL SONGS..BASICALLY.. ( FROM MY NON-ELOQUENT WRITING STYLE, IT MAY COME ACROSS AS A CORNY SONG.. BUT IT'S SO NOT!)

ALL IN ALL, IT'S A GREAT TAPE, BUT YOU CAN'T JUST PUT IT ON AS BACKGROUND MUSIC...YOU'VE GOT TO REALLY SIT DOWN AND LISTEN TO IT...IT'S POWERFUL!

BTW, I THINK THIS TAPE CAME OUT 6 YEARS TOO EARLY...IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BESTSELLER , BUT THE JM LISTENERS WERE NOT READY FOR THIS...

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2 Comments:

Blogger onemanband613 said...

I don't think the selling has anything to do with it. His lyrics, like you said, are just too simple, and yes, I believe that some of the words are just plain corny. I also think that Leib Yaakov Rigler or Jeff Horvitch has more creativity than Yaron.

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