10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Folk-rocker Steve Forbert's 1978 debut album earned him a "new Dylan" tag, but it was the follow-up, Jack Rabbit Slim, that put him on the map via his lone pop hit: the sunny-sounding, piano-laced "Romeo's Tune." His debut's production was based around the sound of an acoustic troubadour strumming his guitar, but Jack Rabbit Slim boasts a more expansive, full-band feel, from the horn-led, Stax-influenced soul flavor of "That Sweet Love You Give" to the reggae bump of "Complications." But bittersweet, contemplative tunes like "Sadly Sorta Like a Soap Opera" and "January 23-30, 1978" still show Forbert's continued fealty to moody balladry

EDITORS’ NOTES

Folk-rocker Steve Forbert's 1978 debut album earned him a "new Dylan" tag, but it was the follow-up, Jack Rabbit Slim, that put him on the map via his lone pop hit: the sunny-sounding, piano-laced "Romeo's Tune." His debut's production was based around the sound of an acoustic troubadour strumming his guitar, but Jack Rabbit Slim boasts a more expansive, full-band feel, from the horn-led, Stax-influenced soul flavor of "That Sweet Love You Give" to the reggae bump of "Complications." But bittersweet, contemplative tunes like "Sadly Sorta Like a Soap Opera" and "January 23-30, 1978" still show Forbert's continued fealty to moody balladry

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