Started listening to Starsailor again. I remember when their first single "Good Souls" came out when I was in high school, I bought their first CD "Love is Here," and listened to it a whole lot. Then I over played it, like I sometimes tend to do with things I really like, and got a little sick of them. I didn't keep up with their follow up albums and, fast forward to the present, I pretty much forgot that the band even existed.
This week, I randomly decided to sift through my old CD booklet (which I've neglected ever since mp3s, ipods and vinyl took over my musical-life). I came across their first CD and decided to give it a listen, to see if I still enjoyed it after all that time removed. Well, I did enjoy it, but what really re-sold me on the band was Youtube. The lead singer's name is "James Walsh" and if you Youtube search "James Walsh Acoustic" or something along those lines, you'll find a bunch of live acoustic versions of their songs. And to me, this is the format which really shows how great the band, particularly singer/songwriter James Walsh is. If you enjoy acoustic music, this guy James Walsh writes some amazing songs. And his voice is just out of control good. Their studio recordings and "full band" stuff is good also, but for me, just him singing and playing acoustic guitar is where it's at.suggested youtube videos
1. Cover of U2's "all i want is you"
2. acoustic "all the plans we made"
3. acoustic "tell me it's not over"
4. acoustic cover of Dion's "born to be with you" into Elton John's "rocket man"
5. acoustic "coming down"Starsailor - Wikipedia