On this, the latest orbit in his musical journey, Brian Gladstone continues his efforts to try to make the future a simpler, more humane place to live.
Brian covers the past, the homeless, love, the park, sunny days, new beginnings, freedom and even the workplace all in a way that makes one contemplate the way the world should be.
Although the CD is an amazing “feel-good album”, there is a lyrical move to maturity here that makes this “third” recording, an album that is usually less successful for most artists, one that will catch the attention of many more while keeping the fan base already established.
I’m sure that “the best so far” tag will come up in conversations!! Brian’s continued growth as a musician is heightened by the fact that he is actually “living” what he sings, bringing the music to the masses through Winterfolk and other endeavors. Instrumentally superb from beginning to end, “A Time For New Beginnings” continues showing Brian’s great guitar work by adding a couple of “feel good” instrumentals with his super-sidekick Tony Quarrington.
We could use more Peace and Sunshine….Brian, it’s great to have you and your music around!! Jim Marino Freewheeling Folk Show 93.3 CFMU -or- www.cfmu.mcmaster.ca -worldwide Sat. from 10 am ’til Noon Hamilton Ontario Canada.