We have received some great reviews for Head and Heart. First, from JB Hi-Fi:
Luka Bloom – Head and Heart – ****
On his latest album, Irish singer/songwriter Luka Bloom continues to balance his own songs with imaginative covers of material from some of his favourite songwriters and clever arrangements of well known classics. On six of the 12 songs, his acoustic guitar is complemented by a jazz trio (piano, double bass, drums), breathing fresh life into John Martyn’s title track, Gentle On My Mind, And I Love You So and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. A standout track is his own composition, Give You Wings, the story of families dealing with a life-changing-tragedy. Planet/MGM
June 2014 – JB Hi-Fi – www.jbhifionline.com.au
And our second review from altmedia.net.au:
Irish folk singer Luka Bloom returns with a heartfelt portrayal of ten classic songs and two new tracks. Recorded in home studios, Head And Heart sounds organic and honest, featuring beautiful string and piano arrangements.
Danny Boy and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face are perhaps the best-known covers here – as for the two originals, Bloom pays homage to his hometown with Liffeyside and gives tribute to loved ones lost on the haunting Give You Wings.
This album is the perfect soundtrack to your next dinner party, a rainy afternoon, or a great gift for Nanna’s next birthday. (LH)
BY LAURIE HACKNEY