NICK HEYWARD - "POSTCARDS FROM HOME" 1986
MOVE IT UP - The second solo album Nick Heyward opens up with the same funky Jazz Blues style of his debut, "North Of A Miracle". It's an upbeat catchy track that is a great intro to the album.
OVER THE WEEKEND - The first single to be released from the album only reached number 43 in the UK chart. It is in similar vein to his previous group (Haircut 100) music style. It is pure stright out Pop with a slight Motown feel.
GOODBYE YESTERDAY - This second single reached the ridiculous number 82 in the UK chart. One of the most underrated songwriters had such a rough deal in the UK chart. It's a laid back, almost summery track with some beautiful melodies and an infectious, catchy chorus.
AGAIN IN MY HEART - This isn't one of my favourites and is a slight disappointment, the man who penned "Whistle Down The Wind", this is a slow ballad that really goes nowhere.
WE'VE ALL BEEN KISSED - Nick back to his best on this track, a great New Wave Pop Rock track with an anthemic chorus. Love this track.
PRAY FOR A MIRACLE - This track reminds me of Men At Work, a brilliantly catchy track that has a top feel good vibe. Awesome.
NOW YOU'VE GONE - A kind of Soft Rock track akin to Chicago and the like, with some saxophone to give a slight orchestral jazzy backdrop. Its cool and typical 80s radio friendly Rock.
COME ON BABY RUN - A change in style here, a Reggae/Ska style track with a nod to The Specials and Madness?. Catchy and a great song.
TEACH TILL YOU REACH - Another light slow ballad with a 60s/70s style Pop with a smple chorus and light, summery melodies in a Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel hybrid.
CRY JUST A BIT - The album ends with this track which is a kind of Europop, simplistic and engaging enough to keep you interested. Not a favourite of mine but the album on a whole is a great sequel album to a big seller, if criminally ignored.