Artist: Leo Sayer Title Of Album: Restless Years Year Of Release: 2015 Label (Catalog#): Silverbird Records [SILVERBCD1] Country: England Genre: Soft Rock, Pop Rock Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log,scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 59:42 Full Size: 430 MB
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com: His first album of original material in seven years finds Leo Sayer collaborating with producer Mitch Cairns on a collection of new songs, all composed to some extent by Sayer himself. He brought in Albert Hammond, the author of "When I Need You," to co-write four songs, and those numbers are among the songs on Restless Years that have a familiar, stately, singer/songwriter pop that recall the '70s. At times, Sayer is determined to show that he knows what time it is -- he jokes about "How Did We Get So Old," then smirks that he's "Competing with a DJ" for the affection of a possible paramour (the DJ is winning) -- and there's no denying that time has lowered Sayer's voice so he now sounds a bit like Karl Wallinger of World Party, but the best moments on the album are when he indulges his affection for that lush, melodic post-McCartney pop that finds its own cleverness endearing.
01. Beautiful Year (05:42) 02. Competing With A Dj (03:18) 03. How Did We Get So Old (04:45) 04. Revolution Of The Heart (03:41) 05. Millenium Wheel (04:49) 06. Restless Years (03:13) 07. One Green World (07:04) 08. The Wrong Man (04:47) 09. Look Around (04:04) 10. The Radio Song (04:40) 11. Sometimes Things Go Wrong (04:53) 12. To The River (04:37) 13. Mister In Between (04:03)