The man that gave us "Waiting For Love"(Alias), "Lecia" and "Quicksand"(both from his debut soloalbum Nevertheless) and many more classic AOR songs are here with a new soloalbum. Brett´s first soloalbum "Nevertheless" was a f...ing marvellous album and had a Top 40 single in Europe with Lecia. He is now back with his fourth soloalbum and it´s a mixture of his previous albums "Lift Off" and "The Railbirds". Yes, this is very acoustic but Brett has a talent to find nice melodies and so is also the case with "Spirit Junky". But to hear 15 songs in the same tempo and style gets boring pretty fast and that´s the biggest problem with this album. The opening track "Give Me Back Tomorrow" starts nice and reminds of his debut album, this is one of the rockier tracks on the album with a great chorus. If he had couple more up-tempo tracks on the album then I know I would have enjoyed this album a lot more. Brett has done all instruments by himself and the result is good and his voice is just a pleasure to listen to. The production is just OK. The ballad "Sorry Just Ain´t Enough" is nice with lovley melodies and Brett´s emotional voice is the right companion. What is it with all these girls Brett sings about? Listen to "Calalia" with a great chorus. Spirit Junky is not a bad album but it lacks variation in the songs and a couple of more up-tempo songs would not have hurt. But if you thought his "Lift Off" and "Railbirds" albums were great then I know that this CD will please you as well. Brett Walker has taken the same road as Mark Spiro and delivers acoustic pop/rock albums that has couple of standout tracks.
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Who wrote this comment? Was that Brett WALKER?
Take you review of my record off you site or at least have the balls to sign your name to it, you chicken shit (stuck in the 80s) bitch!