Totally Biased Fan Review – Devoted to Dreams – Cazna Goodall

Cazna has always been a great supporter of mine. She has cheered me on from Far North Queensland. It is time to return the favour and what a fun way to do it.

Cazna’s long awaited release is here. I know that it has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears to produce, literally.

As soon as I put the disc in the player I was placed in a time capsule and taken back to one of my favourite eras of music, the 50’s and 60’s. It has that vibe. The guitar licks are very reminiscent of the Duane Eddy and Shadows types of the day. The other instruments follow suit.  The songs have that feel of the 50’s and 60’s – that was even before I saw Aussie John Farrar’s Hopelessly Devoted to You (from Grease) listed as one of the few covers on the album.

There are 16 tracks in all, a very generous helping. There are only 4 covers. Cazna, with some help from hubby/producer, Bill, has written all of the others. The album has a very relaxed feel. The last track made me so mellow that I nearly fell off the couch. It has a gentle samba rhythm. Dancing with the moon reminds me a little bit of Catch The Wind, the old Donovan song in its content but not style.  My favourite track is Can’t Live Without It.

There is definitely some country music influence in there too, especially on tracks like Boulevard of Dreams.

Cazna has always had a positive attitude about things, even when the chips were down – amid cyclones and family tragedies and other stuff that life throws at her and that feeling comes through on this album. It is a gentle and easy album which just relaxes you and doesn’t make you think too much about life….in fact you can just forget about life for a while and escape. So you can either put a Grease, Happy Days, American Graffiti movie on or this cd and be transported to a time which was a little less complex and very cool….now where is my ponytail and hooped skirt…..and I need a malt and a chocolate icecream sundae.

Tracks:

Taboo (C and B Goodall)

Trouble Again (K Bonoff)

More Than I can say (S. Curtis/J. Allison)

Temptation (C Goodall)

Devoted to Dreams (C and B Goodall)

Until We Love (C and B Goodall)

There Goes My Baby (A. Roboff/A. Roman)

I don’t do love (C Goodall)

Can’t Live Without It (C Goodall)

I wanta love you (C and B Goodall)

Lazy Moon (C.Goodall)

Women and Wine ( C Goodall)

Boulevard of Dreams (C and B Goodall)

Hopelessly Devoted to You (J. Farrar)

Misery (C.Goodall)

Dancing with the moon (C Goodall)

2 thoughts on “Totally Biased Fan Review – Devoted to Dreams – Cazna Goodall

  1. Wow….what a wonderful review from one of the best critics in the industry. Thank you so much Kaz…..you made my day! x

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