Henry

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Review Text Falling into a style of singer/songwriter music that is wide yet thin when it comes to credibility and durability, Henry Elsesser makes good on almost all of these tracks. The gentle roots rock of "If You Were Here Tonight" could be mistaken for a Ryan Adams demo, but the pedal steel guitar touches add a lot it. The long, deliberately built "You'll Be Gone" is perhaps the prettiest number about parting ways without moving into a standard emotional pop arrangement. A lovely harmony between Elsesser and Diana DeWitt on "He Never Meant You Any Harm" follows the same framework but is a bit more melodic. Only on "So Close to God," with a funky, lighthearted groove weaving into the song, does Elsesser seem to be forcing the issue, the track losing its steam little more than half-way through. Mixing country, roots, and some blues into a few songs enhances the album greatly, particularly on "Mountain for Your River." In the liner notes, Elsesser's poster is strapped to a roller coaster, which sums up the album quite well -- many highs, few lows. ~ Jason MacNeil

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  1. 1. If You Were Here Tonight - 4:14
  2. 2. You'll Be Gone - 5:19
  3. 3. So Close to God - 5:31
  4. 4. He Never Meant You Any Harm - 5:17
  5. 5. Final Scene - 3:09
  6. 6. Mountain for Your River - 4:40
  7. 7. Hard to Find - 6:33
  8. 8. Angeline - 4:30

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10/17/00 

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