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Alive On Arrival


Download links and information about Alive On Arrival by Steve Forbert. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 37:23 minutes.

Artist: Steve Forbert
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 37:23
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No. Title Length
1. Goin' Down to Laurel 5:00
2. Steve Forbert's Midsummer Night's Toast 2:48
3. Thinkin' 3:27
4. What Kinda Guy? 2:35
5. It Isn't Gonna Be That Way 4:56
6. Big City Cat 2:51
7. Grand Central Station, March 18, 1977 4:14
8. Tonight I Feel So Far Away 3:13
9. Settle Down 3:47
10. You Cannot Win If You Do Not Play 4:32



Steve Forbert's youthful features and boyish voice certainly become misleading once his lyrics are heard. His folk-rock styled songs are usually centered around life's ups and downs and the problems of adulthood, portraying him as an artist who's just trying to get by. Alive on Arrival is an album full of earnest tunes about loneliness, self-worth, aspirations, and disappointments. Forbert's wispy, innocent sounding voice floats gently (and cuts roughly) over his acoustic guitar to homespun ditties with a down-to-earth feel. This album represents Forbert's music perfectly, and even though his latter albums sound less subtle, it is Alive on Arrival that so aptly personifies him. "Going Down to Laurel" has his voice aching about the dirtiness of the city and the beauty of his true love, and "Steve Forbert's Midsummer Night's Toast" is an interesting musical jaunt through the bittersweet world of growing up. Forbert really comes to life on "What Kinda Guy?," humorously explaining what a simplified, easygoing chap he is. The kick-back aura of Alive on Arrival puts the emphasis on the down and out Forbert while feelings of sentiment and adolescence slowly emerge with each passing song. This album makes for a great late-night listen.