Songs I've Written
This is the first new album by Jim Weatherly in more than a
decade. On this CD are some of Jim's biggest hits as a songwriter including
"Midnight Train To Georgia" (two different versions), "Best
Thing That Ever Happened To Me", "Neither One Of Us (Wants
To Be The First To Say Goodbye)", and "The Need To Be"...plus...four
new songs. Seventeen cuts in all, they are all new studio recordings
on the Brizac label.
Review by Joel Scarborough:
A lot of us hopeful "Ole Miss Rebels" had Jim taking the Quarterback
plunge into pro football, but his love of music drove him in a totally
different direction. I guess you could say he made the right choice.
One glance at his website, at the finite list of hit songs he has composed,
and it's easy to see why. AND....If you never own another album, don't
pass up Jim's latest CD; a true masterpiece: "Songs I've Written".
Nobody writes a love song more heartfelt and moving than Jim, and this
album reflects his absolute best at writing AND at performing. From
the poignant "A Lady Like You" to the dynamically buoyant
"You Turn Me On Like A Radio", or from the exotic slow rocking,
"My Eternal Love" to the doleful "Where Do I Put Her
Memory", you'll find it hard to pick a favorite. But if the album
had only two songs on it: "Midnight Train To Georgia" (the
soulful, up-tempo version) and "Midnight Train To Georgia",
(the reflective, bluesy version), it would still be worth the price.
The writer knows how to sing his songs!!, June 11,
from Amazon.com: "A music fan" of Indianapolis, IN USA
Having heard Jim sing since he was a high school member of his own rock
& roll band, I can say that his voice has only gotten better. The
depth of his feelings that he put in writing these songs comes through
loud and clear. Maybe some day RCA will get smart and release the albums
that he recorded so the rest of the music lovers can hear what he wrote
and recorded. It is no surprise that he won songwriter of the year in
the 70s and recording artists loved to sing his songs. Interviews with
Gladys Knight were so full of praise for his ability to turn a phrase
and make a song that any artist would be happy to sing. This new album
shows these songs and the music to be just as timely today as when he
wrote them. The new young audience should give a listen and I know they
will become fans. Just sit back and be entertained. I promise you will
not be disappointed.
This CD is for the person who is all about lyrics,the true essences
of great music
This CD shows what talented writing is all about. Jim Weatherly can
let you feel all the emotions that revolve around love, relationships,
hurt, healing and finding what we all seek which is true love. The music
is put together well and the arrangements are very different from the
popular top 40 hits. This CD is probably closer to how the songs were
truly meant to sound. I found the CD very enjoyable and if you are a
true Weatherly fan you will not be disappointed.
WHY DON'T RADIO STATIONS FEATURE JIM?, July 8, 2004
jane e legros from Reston, VA
Jim Weatherly has one of the best voices I've ever heard..
and I'm over 60! When I tell friends what he's written, they don't believe
me because they've never heard of him. How do we get our C&W stations
to feature him? He is fantastic!