Early Evening And We Can Fell Happy

It is both an ambitious and precocious move to release a double album early in your career. The Early Evening have decided to spring 34 new songs on an unsuspecting public, songs that they term the "future sound for intelligent listeners of popular music.” And what does the future hold? A lot of early ’80s mediocre adult contemporary songsmithing apparently (Toto and the Alan Parson's Project come to mind). The first track is a throw-away outtake from numerous musicals — choir rock maybe? And if it wasn't for the overdriven Rhodes on track two you might think you accidentally got lost in your parents’ section of the record store. Track three only manages to get interesting at the end of the song. And the rest of the album? Needless to say a less ambitious release, with fewer discs, would be better received. (Independent)