Joe D’Amico’s sophomore album A Short Time’s A Long Time finds this singer-songwriter in a super creative mood taking on several different genres all on the same album. Folk, pop, and rock – A Short Time’s A Long Time has that and then some. The genius lies in the impeccable cohesion this album has which creates an effortless listening experience.
The opening track “Up, Up, And Away” has beautiful twinkling glockenspiel, light vocals, with bold guitar outbursts and an incessant reminder that “it’s all a dream.” By the third track “Look From The Mountain” the sound changes to a more edgy rock style. Prepare yourself for the 11:22 min masterpiece that is “Imagine My Surprise – Mother, Mother – Good Morning Child” – the heart of the album.
A Short Time’s A Long Time progresses into deeper, richer tones starting with “When Easy Was Easy”. “20/20” contains the title in its lyrics and has an otherworldly fade out. And “Sleep Now” is a short instrumental outro that might be the perfect conclusion to such a diversely styled album.
It’s hard to listen to A Short Time’s A Long Time in its entirety and not feel as if you just listened to the soundtrack to an amazing movie that you’ve never actually saw but only imagined. Yes, that truly is the incredible musical effect this album will have on you.
Joe D’Amico’s Album Release Show for A Short Time’s A Long Time is tonight (Thursday, January 24th) at Kung Fu Necktie with Rev. TJ McGlinchy, and Ben Smith.