KERE BUCHANAN – GOODBYE YESTERDAY (POP)
This New Zealander is a master producer whose chops behind the boards are only eclipsed by his talent at arranging music and playing most instruments. This album harkens back to the salad days of California AOR, with great harmonies, intricate chord changes, savvy keyboard parts and outstanding lead vocals. Highlights like “Could This Be Love” and the Bill Champlin-sung “Never Gonna Give You Up” begin with an old-school foundation yet bring a modern sensibility and spirit. This is a fantastic album.