August 29, 2007
The big guy returns with a solid single. He sounds great on the verses, and I love the way the chorus builds. I’m pretty sure I hear Trisha helping him get to those high notes. My only complaint is the heavy doses of that operatic thing he does when trying to sound dramatic. This is one of those Garth records that clearly demonstrates that Billy Joel is one of his biggest influences, precisely because he tries to emulate Joel when he’s being overly theatrical. It’s not on par with what made him a legend in his own time, but it’s good enough to justify his return to the hit parade.
Listen: More Than a Memory