You say Newton Faulkner, I sing dramatically “Dream catch me when I fall…or else I won’t come back at all”. It’s been 12 years since that song started making the rounds at all open mic nights and now Faulkner has blessed us all by re-releasing it in his double album, ‘The Very Best of Newton Faulkner…So Far’. I didn’t know I needed this in my life and I’m still not sure 100 per cent convinced I do.
Joining ‘Dream Catch Me’ are the fan favourites ‘If This Is It’, ‘Write It On Your Skin’, ‘Clouds’ and ‘I Need Something’, taking a real nostalgia trip. New single ‘Don’t Leave Waiting’ is a breath of fresh life for Faulkner, with verse progressions reminiscent of Kings of Leon’s ‘Closer’, partnered with Faulkners’ tender vocals, it shows a reinvention of Faulkners stylings.
The second half of double album consists of covers from Gaga’s ‘Million Reasons’ to the comedic ‘Spongebob Square Pants’ theme song and finally finishing on an average stripped back version of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (let’s be honest, anything is average in comparison to the original- just don’t go there!).
No one asked for this compilation but it’s a nice trip down memory lane and the new singles are worth a listen.
Reviewed By Tammy Walters