Donald Reid - In A Taxi Home
14 May 2006 // A review by laneem
"Reid has a way with a melody that is as natural and unforced as Neil Finn, and his songs have that great virtue: big, identifiable and memorable choruses. You need only hear the title track of this impressive album once and you'll remember it forever.
It must be something in their genes – the Reid family have done it again; they have produced yet another very talented musician.
Introducing DONALD REID
with his debut release IN A TAXI HOME
An album full of pop and rock ballads that brings together a collection of some of today's foremost Kiwi Musicians – brother James (of The Feelers
fame) and Mike Franklin-Brown (of Pluto
fame) to name a couple.
Love, Life, Friendships, Travel, Suicidal Friends and Time; Donald covers it all in what should definitely be one hit of a debut album!
In a Taxi Home
is a spectacular debut that displays raw kiwi talent at it's best. It is a collection of songs that will put other kiwi albums to shame. The range of songs and the delivery of the performance is of international standards. There is something for everyone.
Songs to have on repeat; 'Not a Love Song'
– definitely not some "clichéd bullshit", the title track 'In a Taxi Home'
and an absolute winner of a track; 'Loser'
Whether it's chilling out on a lazy Sunday, or entertaining your bunch during the week, In A Taxi Home
should definitely be your choice of background sound.
About Donald Reid
Singer/songwriter, Donald Reid's first solo album 'In A Taxi Home'. Co-produced with his brother James Reid (The Feelers) and recorded independently in Auckland, 'In A Taxi Home' is a selection of songs from Reid's reservoir of over 200 original works.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Donald Reid
Playing on the album is Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil, bass), Mike Franklin-Brown (Pluto, drums), Bryan Bell (Dead Flowers, piano), Georgina Cooper (APO, cello), James and Donald Reid.
The tracks were mixed by Chris van de Geer (Stellar*) and Luke Tomes, and mastered by Neil Baldock.