Album Details

June 08, 1993
Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Soul, Album Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Celtic Rock, Jazz-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

Album Review

The title track is a mundane cross between contemporary blues and soft rock with a chorus repeated ad nauseam. Next up is the gently rocking blues of "Big Time Operator" featuring Georgie Fame on organ. Morrison bites into a delicious cover of Ray Charles' "Lonely Avenue." John Lee Hooker appears on two striking duets, "Gloria" and "Wasted Years." Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning Little School Girl" is revisited and sped up a bit with nice harmonica solo by Morrison. Throughout, Morrison's raw vocal cords are sufficiently dramatic to bring these rhythmic stories to life. This is an earthy departure from his two previous pop efforts.
Bil Carpenter, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Too Long in Exile
  2. Big Time Operators
  3. Lonely Avenue
  4. Ball and Chain
  5. In the Forest
  6. Till We Get the Healing Done
  7. Gloria
  8. Good Morning Little School Girl
  9. Wasted Years
  10. The Lonesome Road
  11. Moody's Mood for Love
  12. Close Enough for Jazz
  13. Before the World Was Made
  14. I'll Take Care of You
  15. Instrumental/Tell Me What You Want