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The Day After Yesterday

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I'm Not In Love
Under The Milky Way
Life In Northern Town
Broken Wings (Duet With Richard Page)
Holding Onto Yesterday
Baker Street
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Let's Go Out Tonight
For No One
Miss You Nights
Blue Rose
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 70:33

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The originals are better


He's just not a very impressive singer. I listen to it and I can hear Simon Cowell saying "So what?". It's ok, but it doesn't move me.

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Well-Intended But Stumbling Spring


Spring is in a comfort zone here; a circle that is a little too safe. He is totally believable in singing these covers as they almost sound written in his preferred key. But there are two major problems with this outing. First, many of these songs were not terrific to begin with. Therefore, it's hard to love the album even if you love the vocalist. Secondly, the selections also lack daring. We get that Spring can do Mr. Mister. Similar voices. But can he take something unexpected from Hall and Oates, Kenny Loggins, Luther Vandross, or Anita Baker?! I'll bet he could have and done it beautifully. - Joher Coleman at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0403825/

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Uh, OK, but the originals are better.


Two problems with this collection: #1. What's with his voice? Has he been chain-smoking Marlboro's for two decades? Listen to "Human" and you'll see what I mean. #2. Part of the interest and thrill of hearing covers is seeing how the artist creatively re-works the original material into something new and refreshing. The arrangements here are basically freeze-dried versions of the original tracks. Why bother?

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Sometimes really bad covers don't pay homage to the original artists. Rather, they are insulting garbage. What is most unfortunate is not just the bad choices to cover, but the way this collection exposes a formerly great vocalist (think: "Speak to the Sky") when age robs the vocals of purity. Sad.

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Takes me back


This cover album takes me back to a time when life was fun and I was in the sun. I recomend this to anyone who grew up in Middle America in the 80's.

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Pretty good


He sounds preety good for someone who played on a soap opera, general hostipal in the 80's

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Not that bad


Rick is great - but wish he would have not done an entire LP of covers - but there are some good ones here - don't be discouraged by all the other negatives reviews. Rick is cool he just needs to come out with SOMETHING BAD ASS & WELL WRITTEN SONGS - and we know Rick can do it - he has just GOT TO BELIEVE it himself. Rick rocks - No doubt about it - his real fans believe in him - it's just been a long time... so what. People forget FAST when you write awesome tunes :)

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Satisfying good music


When my wife saw that Rick Springfield was covering a bunch of songs from the 80's, I had to download it for her. And I have to admit I've been pleasantly surprised. It's like having a very-talented friend bring his guitar to your barbeque, and start playing songs you all liked from high school. Thoughly enjoyable, this album's been on my playlist all week.

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holding on to yesterday


I'm going crazy trying to find this original song title from the original artist. Rick Springfield is NOT it! He sucks! I thought it was a group called Ambrosia. And I can't find them either!

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Rick Goes Karaoke


It would be easy to knock this album and quite a lot of RS fans already have but like it or not this is just a straightforward covers album and nothing more. If your expecting new and innovative interpretations of these songs then you'll be disappointed as what we have here is a collection of Ricks favorite tunes played in a somewhat uninspired fashion. Personnaly I quite like it but for some people this will be a rather pointless and dull covers record.

They Say All Music Guide

Most covers albums are light-hearted affairs, a way for an artist to recapture their past, or to pay tribute to their earliest musical influences. Not Rick Springfield’s 2005 album The Day After Yesterday (whose title is oddly borrowed from the name of the unpublished novel Paul Giamatti’s Miles Raymond wrote in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-nominated 2004 comedy Sideways). On this 14-track collection (which does contain one original, “Cry”), Springfield occasionally revisits musical inspirations — most notably on the Beatles’ “For No One” (which was included on his Written in Rock compilation as a teaser for this album) and John Lennon’s “Imagine” — but for the most part he sticks to songs that were hits when he was having hits, or as he calls them, songs he wishes he’d written. There are a bunch of songs from the ’80s, ranging from Mr. Mister’s chart-topper “Broken Wings” to the Church’s neo-psychedelic college rock classic “Under the Milky Way.” Well-known hits like 10cc’s “I’m Not in Love,” the Human League’s “Human,” Foreigner’s “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” rub shoulders with such lesser-known chestnuts as the Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town,” Ambrosia’s “Holding on to Yesterday,” the Blue Nile’s “Let’s Go Out Tonight,” Cliff Richards’ “Miss You Nights” and Lizz Wright’s “Blue Rose.” What ties these songs together is that they’re all moody mid-tempo numbers, alternating between the introspective and the romantic, and Springfield gives them moody interpretations, which aren’t just ideal for late-night listening, but also fits the somber, mature tone of his work since his 1999 comeback Karma. If Springfield’s voice has a few more ragged edges than it did at his peak in the ’80s, it nevertheless doesn’t sound worse for wear; in fact, it suits the laid-back, contemplative tone of the album. While none of the songs are given radical rearrangements, they are expertly chosen and are cohesive as an album, which is a testament to both Springfield’s taste and his musicianship. If this isn’t a major work, it is a satisfying album all the same. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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