World 5 is great name for a band with members living across 3 continents. A little bit or water and some jet lag didn’t stop the guys from getting together to make soulful rock and roll reminiscent of Byran Adams or early Genesis. How you ask, well each member of World 5 was able to record their individual parts in the comforts of their home. You could have fooled me as the band sound tight seeming to always know where one another is at musically in time and space. And this was done without ever being able to see one another during the recording session!!
On the track You and I the listener gets sent to an island paradise as the guys bring a really fun laid back vibe to the song. Anyone who likes Jimmy Buffet or island music is surely going to appreciate the harmonies and guitar work by World 5. Overall it’s the melodic harmonization between the 5 members that makes this song pop, as with the rest of the album.
All My Heart , had it come out 20 years ago would have been a smash hit, the song is still incredible taking you on a journey to a time when music was simpler and to the point. Phil Collins would be proud of this song. I couldn’t help but to sing along, “its all my heart its all my soul, its you”.. Men, women and children will all be able to appreciate World 5’s music.
On Bring Your Heart Home the guys slow it down a bit and really bring out the soul feel to the album. World 5 transitions from song to song with ease crossing many musical styles. They have an incredible way of changing temp throughout the tracks, one minute it feels like Kenny G and the next Jimmy Hendrix, truly a diverse group of very experienced musicians.
So how on earth did they take tracks from across the world and make an album? That’s where Randy Miller came into play. The individual parts were sent to Houston, Texas were Miller was able to create a very diverse album.