Terry Callier – Timepeace


They don’t make many albums like this anymore, and that’s unfortunate. A heady mix of soul, R&B, jazz, and everything in-between, it’s the kind of thing you’d run into often in the late ’60s and early ’70s. It’s not surprising then, that Callier was a singer/songwriter in those days. He basically took the ’80s off to raise a child and work outside the music industry. Now he’s back with an excellent album that probably won’t be able to find a niche in today’s tightly-formatted music world.

The songs are excellent, his smoky voice and acoustic guitar suit them perfectly, and the fellow musicians shine. Guitar nuts will smile at the wonderful John Moulder solo on my favorite cut, “Keep Your Heart Right,” but the playing all around is great.

If you think today’s pop/rock albums are missing something, try this one. Although I wasn’t familiar with him from his handful of earlier albums, I will be looking at sales for them now. Terry, it’s good to have you back.

This review originally appeared in VG‘s May ’98 issue.

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