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Music for Courage & Confidence

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Music for Courage & Confidence

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Mark Eitzel
Producers:
New West
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

Depressives beware: Eitzel specializes in songs of exquisitely lugubrious beauty. On this covers set, he stamps tunes ranging from Culture Club’s ”Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” to Phil Ochs’ ”Rehearsals for Retirement” with his sad-sack aesthetic — to chilling effect. But not to worry: Just when you fear you’re being lulled into a state of terminal despondence, he slips in a rousingly upbeat (for Eitzel) version of Curtis Mayfield’s ”Move On Up.”

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