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John Herald

  • John Herald [Paramount, 1973] B+

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John Herald [Paramount, 1973]
This casually joyous solo debut by the former Greenbriar Boy gives in at times to such folky vices as mere flash, mere lyricism, and mere whimsy. But "Fire Song," a casually joyous ditty about how his house burned down, and "Brother Sam," unpresumptuous compassion for a returned Vietnam vet, should inspire Paul Simon to work real hard on the follow-up. And his high notes should inspire Art Garfunkel to go back to architecture school. B+