Album Review: South Downs Way by Peter Lacey and Stephen J Kalinich

Album Name: South Downs Way
Artist: Peter Lacey and Stephen J Kalinich
Year/Label: 2009 / Pink Hedeghog Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Peter Lacey is a songwriter who’s joined by Stephen J Kalinich who’s worked with many of the greats including Randy Crawford and Brian Wilson.
The results are quiet but very appealing.

I Know Roads is a sweet and evocative opener, with a soft lead vocal.

27 Young Men is a narrative about war that manages to be quite stirring. The backing is soft and suggestive.

South Downs Way Suite is a few songs linked together and it works just fine. It’s a spoken narrative of great lyrical sensitivity that proves the duos approach is fresh and innovative.

The Rose and the Weed is carefully put together and shows the duo at their best.

It’s a wonderful album, all told.

Track Listing
1. I Know Roads
2. Play On Maestro
3. 27 Young Men
4. Humanity (The Best You Can Be)
5. South Downs Way Suite
a) Picture Window
b) South Downs Way
c) Chattri
6. Widows Whisper
7. This Is The Time For Laughing
8. He Loves Her (More Than She Will Know)
9. The Rose & The Weed
10. At The Village Hop

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