Bright Penny

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  • Summary: The third album for the Chicago-based singer-songwriter is the first credited to his expanded name.
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  1. Here Hayes gives every instrument space to breathe, while creating a beautiful group sound that moves with all the lithe grace of ‘70s soul sides.
  2. Mojo
    80
    It is the sound of an introverted man reaching out to the workd and speaking uits language. [Oct 2009, p.102]
  3. Uncut
    80
    With the aid of some of the finest session musicians in Chicago, Hayes concocts a creamy rock'n'soul fantasy that answers the question: what if Jimmy Webb had teamed up with Thom Bell to write for Marc Bolan? [Oct 2009, p.98]
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    A lovely collection of blue-eyed soul that sets out its stall right from 'Take A Chance's' opening parry. [Nov 2009, p.104]
  5. For all that his songs brim with melodic invention, in the end style trumps content.
  6. He doesn't exactly break free on Bright Penny, but typical of Hayes, it's not for lack of trying.
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