September 26, 2021

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JOHN WAITE – Wooden Heart (Acoustic Anthology)(2021)

The recordings are perfectly captured and mixed and the voice just soars above the stripped back arrangements.
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For not much more than the price of a single CD, singer/songwriter John Waite is selling his brand-new release Wooden Heart – Acoustic Anthology Volume 3 as a triple CD set, featuring the new collection alongside both Volume 1 and 2 in the one package.

And what a joy it is to hear the great man’s voice in such uncluttered surroundings. John Waite’s music has always centred around his unique vocals and his personal, introspective lyrics. Whether delivered by a full band or with John and just an acoustic guitar, it’s always a pleasure to hear.

But on the Wooden Heart trilogy, which mixes up some classic covers as well as stripped back versions of past classics from The Baby’s and his solo years, John’s voice really takes centre stage.

Beautifully sung and emotive throughout, the at times haunting and at others uplifting recordings are perfectly captured and mixed and the voice just soars above the stripped back arrangements. Special mention to John’s musical partner Shane Fontayne, who again excels on guitar and bass on all tracks.


Each volume stands alone as a must have for Waite fans, but if you’ve only gone digital up until now, then grab this independent release as fast as you can at www.johnwaiteworldwide.com now!