I have always admired Giudice's effortless pop melodicism, ie: Pull Me Outta Shape. Every lyric has a lilt; a phrasing that makes humming almost involuntary. Yesterday Is Simply Not Enough comes to mind.
I've also appreciated his uncanny ability to evoke other artists/ influences that, by the end of the day, has you singing his songs and not searching the CD collection for the predecessor. For instance: Just Like You may bring back memories of the Allman Brothers Sweet Melissa but you'll be singing "I want to be just like you, taking it all in stride." Another case in point is the Parsons-era Byrdsy Put The Hammer Down. As a matter of fact, Milky White Smile a prototypical Jackson Browne-ish ballad, had me checking out the writers' credit.
All these traits and more: strong, clear vocals; emphatic production and musical support— especially from bassist Mark Murphy; concise imagery and Giudice's chiming guitar mastery can be heard in abundance on this, Giudice's second solo disc. And heard is what 'Little Known Secret' deserves to be.
May I also humbly recommend Destination Venus also available on CD Baby.
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