Reviews, reviews, everywhere reviews.

Mary Colurso blames the difference between the Huntsville concert and last night’s Birmingham concert on poor sound mixing at the former:

[Taylor] Hicks’ singing came through strong, warm and clear, blending with a band that sounded tight and muscular, yet nicely balanced…Part soul, part blues, part pop, part swampy rock, [“modern whomp”] fits Hicks as neatly as his natty suit jackets. Also, Hicks has devised a clever trick for his tour, tacking vignettes from R&B classics onto the end of newer tunes. “The Maze,” for example, morphed into Honey Cone’s “Want Ads” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On.” That really worked…To make the maximum impact, the Gray Haired Guy’s gotta dance, and Hicks usually exhibits enough energy to light up a theater marquee. That’s his magic, as “Idol” judge Paula Abdul would say.


2 Responses to “Reviews, reviews, everywhere reviews.”

  1. 1 pgt March 11, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I was at the Huntsville concert, 4th row, middle. I didn’t have any problems hearing Taylor’s voice. He sounded awesome! And it wasn’t Paula who used the word “Magic” referring to Taylor’s performance of “You Send Me”. It was Simon.

  2. 2 idolicious March 11, 2007 at 10:03 am

    I don’t think Mary Colurso was talking about a time a judge literally called Taylor “magic.” It DOES sound like something Paula WOULD say. Anyway, take it up with Mary, not me. I didn’t write this review.

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