The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
“A dream, and in the dream a challenge to help find a cure for the genetic disorder of Cystic Fibrosis. My name is Kevin Denbok. Born and raised in the small tourist town of Collingwood, Ontario. I made my first public appearance at age seven. At thirteen, I received my first guitar and wrote my first song. At fifteen, in the winter of 1980, I met a Kinsmen by the name of Art Frewin who had a great interest in Cystic Fibrosis and was a true Kin/
Now, two years later, I am working side by side with the Kinsmen and Kinettes in a dream to find the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The song “People Like You”, was written and composed for the Kinsmen – the people who believe in the dream. All profits from this album will go to Cystic Fibrosis in the hope it will make life a little easier for all the thousands of children afflicted with this disease.
If this album has helped anyone, in any way, to see a brighter future, it has all been worthwhile.
So Kevin was an Ontario based young man, who had and raised money for Cystic Fibrosis. This is a charity album he did.
The album opens with the track “Save Your Fantasies” and it’s alright, Kevin is really soft spoken, the musicianship is good though. Then comes the title track “People Like You” and Kevin begins to sing, and he is still pretty soft spoken, kind of like a little David Cassidy in the 80’s. It’s an alright track. After that comes “Tonight” which immediately comes off with a really prominent 80’s opening and then the lyrics and vocals are pretty 80’s sounding too, like a teenage pop ballad. This 80’s beat is crazy. After that comes the album “First Thing Tomorrow” and it’s a soft, love ballad, it’s not all that bad. It’s decent. Really 80’s sounding. The A-Side closes with “Turning” and it’s an alright track, really not my style of music, but it’s decent I guess. The musicianship is great though. Oh, that’s quite a pick up in the song, it’s actually really good to have a pick up like this.
The B-Side opens with “Do You Need Me Too?” and it opens with some nice piano playing before Kevin joins in, and it’s alright! The guitar playing is good. After comes the track “Together Forever” (and no, not the Rick Astley song, though that would be great.) and it’s a slower track, not all that bad though. After that we continue onto the track “Don’t Go” and it’s another really 80’s song, but it’s fairly decent! I’m liking it. “Forever Michelle” comes next, and once more it’s off to a soft start, but it’s alright. Definitely a better track out of the ones I’ve heard so far. The album closes with the track “Innocent Love” and it’s decent, nothing overly special. Kevin is a talented singer, this album just wasn’t hitting it for me.
A1 – Save Your Fantasies
A2 – People Like You
A3 – Tonight
A4 – First Thing Tomorrow
A5 – Turning
B1 – Do You Need Me Too?
B2 – Together Forever
B3 – Don’t Go
B4 – Forever Michelle
B5 – Innocent Love
Kinsmen New Breath Records
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Producer & Arranger – Russ Little
Engineer – Peter Houston
Cover – Pauline Hoeflaak
Toronto Musicians – High Schools of Stoney Creek, Saltfleet, Orchard Park, Cardinal Newman, Winona & Kinsmen Club of Fort Erie
Other Albums I Own by Kevin Denbok: