10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the singer for ‘80s superstars Men at Work, Colin Hay made a strong enough impression to establish a solo career that features the type of classic, guitar-based pop music that hasn’t been in fashion since the early ‘80s. Songs here like “If I Had Been a Better Man,” “Did You Just Take the Long Way Home,” and “I Want You Back” would likely have been hits had they appeared 30 years ago. Hay’s clean production pushes his voice far in front to put great emphasis on his smart, natural lyrics. The title track tells stories of Depression-era farmers, while "Waiting in the Rain" describes Hay's own upbringing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the singer for ‘80s superstars Men at Work, Colin Hay made a strong enough impression to establish a solo career that features the type of classic, guitar-based pop music that hasn’t been in fashion since the early ‘80s. Songs here like “If I Had Been a Better Man,” “Did You Just Take the Long Way Home,” and “I Want You Back” would likely have been hits had they appeared 30 years ago. Hay’s clean production pushes his voice far in front to put great emphasis on his smart, natural lyrics. The title track tells stories of Depression-era farmers, while "Waiting in the Rain" describes Hay's own upbringing.

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