All The Little LightsMusic CD - 2012
All The Little Lights' is the much anticipated 3rd official album release from continent hopping troubadour Passenger (AKA Mike Rosenberg). Recorded at Linear studios in Sydney and co-prodcued by Chris Vallejo over the Autumn of 2011 this is an album that has the sound of an artist coming of age. As always, there's a certain element of the youthful Cat Stevens in the tenor of Mike's voice that tells you the emotions that drive his songs aren't very far beneath the surface. Recorded again in Sydney, for the new album, All The Little Lights, Mike was joined once again by a core Australian band that included Boy & Bear drummer Tim Hart, jazz bassist Cameron Undy, who also played on Flight Of The Crow, and keyboards player Stu Hunter, from Katie Noonan & The Captains. If there's a theme to be drawn from the album it's not just the usual stock-in-trade of the travelling troubadour - love - but the love of life itself. It's been a remarkable journey for Rosenberg, a journey that has inspired some of the finest songwriting you'll hear anywhere, whether on a street corner, a sweaty rock'n'roll room or a concert stage. Listening to him, whether on record or in performance, you can tell he's having the time of his life, and it's all there on his new album, All The Little Lights. And the most exciting this is you just know there's plenty more to come.
Publisher: [Surry Hills, N.S.W.] : Black Crow Records : Inertia Records, p & c2012.
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.