Review: Dean M Collins – Land Where The Wishes Come True

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The record has an explosive start with as it opens with the title track. The Hammond B3 Organ and Steel Guitar really give that big production some country flair. It’s an upbeat start to Collins’ brilliant 5th studio album which features some of the finest country musicians on the planet, who together have amassed 60 Grammy awards.

The former Navy Pilot’s voice is soft and smooth, easy to listen to, though it lacks power, he plays to his strengths with these song choices. The theme of the record is life; love, opportunity, family bonds. A highlight of the record is “It Could Have Been Me” which reflects upon a past love, it has a sadness to it that he captures well in the delivery.

His birthplace of Bardstown, Kentucky, where his family once sold their distillery to James and Joseph Beam, is the setting for a lot of these songs as he draws from life’s experiences. To summarise, it’s a great country record, from the heart, with a solid production. 

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