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  • Dean Friedman [Lifesong, 1977] B-

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Dean Friedman [Lifesong, 1977]
He tells us right off that he's got "a rich man's dream" and "a poor man's needs"; in other words, he's got the soul of a middle-class kid who hopes he's hitbound and doesn't have the faintest idea what rich men dream about. Hitbound he may be--this is replete with nice reflections nicely melodized. But only once, on the transcendent "Ariel," does he sound as cute as he wants to. B-