'Around Again' -- Don't wait around too long to pick up this gem! It is around here right now, and ready for your listening ears. It has been said that music is the purest art form, sound translated into pure feeling. Rick Cordes' latest full length release, Around Again, will bring you back in touch with your most hidden emotions. In the title track, 'Around Again,' Rick grieves the loss of a close friend, but the music as well as the lyric of this ballad is beautiful and gives comfort by reminding us of eternal life cycles. Likewise, 'Billy Come Home' is an emotive tune with a haunting and powerful hook. Few will be able to listen to this song without tears. The songwriting throughout this CD is first rate, the playing is truly professional, and the melodies and hooks are vividly memorable. Rick has a warmness and prosody to his music that is both intriguing and comforting. Every guitar solo is worth it's weight in gold, and the rhythm section plays only for the song--this is a highly recommended recording. Mike Spinrad, Musician Individual songs can also be downloaded at iTunes.com.