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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Taylor Hicks His Indiscriminate Act of Kindness

Taylor Hicks' fans, I heard something today, a song off of Mr. Hicks' new CD. A song that has me looking right past that Achy Breaky Heart-Keeping It Real song. Target is fortunate to be the venue offering Taylor's newest CD, "The Distance", in being able to handle this particular additional track of "Indiscriminate Act of Kindness". It is one damn fine song.

Taylor Hicks sings, "This is the reward you can get..." one of the lines from this song. Appropriate because this tune, written by Foy Vance, proves solidly Taylor Hicks does indeed possess the ability to translate and communicate his heart and soul in the plastic format. Many fans of the man talk about his live performances being where the guy truly lives and I for one, have been questioning his ability to communicate as effectively on the digital format. Questioned what happens to Mr. Hicks when he hits that sound booth. "Indiscriminate Act of Kindness" has answered my question, allayed my doubt.

"Indiscriminate Act of Kindness" written by Foy Vance, sung by Taylor Hicks, one of the best songs I've ever heard. Ever. I love the Foy Vance version, but man, Mr. Hicks does something to this song that elevates the message and the feel to a different degree. I'd heard Taylor do "Georgia" back in 2006 and had felt I had not heard a recording by him that matched it. Did not know if he was capable of doing that type of studio sound again. Hicks' delivery of "Indiscriminate" every bit the type of music we heard on his earlier recordings, only better. Take any track off of "Under the Radar" or "In Your Time" times two and you get the impact of Hicks singing this song. Hell, this is one of the best songs, I've ever heard by anyone.

Taylor Hicks performs this tune with his gravel laden vocals subdued, keeping the music simple, he eloquently, soul drippingly tells this story. Listening to Taylor Hicks, his vocals left my heart bursting, little bits and pieces of my soul singing right along with him. The man took my breath away; this song is worth the price of the whole CD and then some. Yes, my dear readers, set your eyes on the bullseye and get thee to Target.

10 comments:

  1. I SO hear you. Why isn't it on every CD? Maybe they thought it was too edgy or whatever. I hate to over-state it, but I look at Taylor in a different light after hearing that. What am I feeling? Let me see...what's the word? oh! Respect. I wasn't sure he had it in him, but damn, he knows what he's doing.

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  2. Anonymous10:56 PM

    Damn, Sunny and here I had resigned myself to only getting the Walmart CD and the 2nd single off ITUNES. Now you have me re-thinking that decision.Hmmmmm. LOL.

    Dee

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  3. Caryl, he is damn genius on this song.

    Dee, he is magic with this song.

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  4. jerseyirish6:37 AM

    Sunny, The song absolutlely tugged at my heart. He delivery was amazing, didn't think the impact could be that strong, but it was. The Target by me sold out, called my sister-in-law to ask her if she could stop by hers and see if they have it, hoping they do. I did get a copy sent to me that I have put on my desktop, but would really love to have the full CD for listening in my car, thats where I absorb most of my music while driving.


    JI

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  5. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Thanks Sunny picked up my copy from Target today. How did I think I could miss out on this bonus song? It is amazing.

    Dee

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  6. This is the phucking Best recorded tune he has ever released. Man, how can he not see this is his Best cover ever?

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  7. It ravages my soul.

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  8. I've gotta say, I'm not usually a very emotional person, but this song just brings me to my knees in a pile of mush. Honestly, it's the best song I've ever heard by anyone, anywhere, anytime. I had no idea Taylor had this in him - the raw gut emotion he emotes here is pretty unfucking-believable. I surely hope the world one day gets to hear this someday.

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  9. Hi griz, I know, same here but this tune, the way he sings it, amazing.

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  10. Anonymous9:27 PM

    I have to agree with griz also! I am not one to go gaga over anything. As a matter of fact, my husband always says I'm like a drill sargent and "tough as nails". Yet, I listened to Taylor's Indiscriminate Act of Kindness and was fighting back tears. The song is so emotionally stirring, and so beautifully executed by Taylor, that I was stunned by the song. Not only is the lyrics beautifully written, but the vocals by Taylor are simply amazing. It is as if you can imagine that you are there - with the girl and guy in the hotel room and that you can relate to their emotions and thoughts. It is easily one of Taylor's most stunning vocals.

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