The Bottom Line
- Half A Man
- The Last Ten Years (Superman)
- My Petition
- 11 all new tracks.
- Features a duet with Don Henley (Calling Me)
- Released on Capitol Records.
Guide Review - Kenny Rogers Water & Bridges
The title track, Water & Bridges, leads off the album. Previously recorded by Collin Raye, the songs lyrics are tailor-made for a mature vocalist like Rogers while Someone Is Me has a melody and mood that might make it a fine future single. I Cant Unlove You was a nice way to remind people Kenny was still around, but the really special songs happen in the latter half of the record. The duet Calling Me showcases how well Don Henley and Kennys vocals mix, while Kennys cover of Anthony Smiths Half A Man is a true highlight. It features a vocal snarl from Kenny that many probably forgot he even had. Id choose it as a single just for that reason.
The Last 10 Years (Superman) is a wonderful track that will be a smash at radio if released. Its a great piece of nostalgia. My Petition is a sweet little song about children showing us the way to a better path in life while the album closing One Life is a touching future wedding anthem.