Jeff Christie 2015
From the “Yellow River” writer, a spiritual upgrade of classic cut that’s more relevant today than in the past.
Despite popular misconception, “Yellow River” didn’t allude to Vietnam War, but that doesn’t mean the song’s mastermind was an indifferent stranger to conflict. The title track of CHRISTIE’s album from 1971, “For All Mankind” emerged with the thought of WWII and harbored hope for our times, yet reaching peace in this world has become ever so complicated a task since then, so Jeff Christie felt the urge to reinstate his belief in humanity.
Jeff’s vocal and guitar as strong as ever, and this single isn’t reinventing the autobiographical original, but the presence of The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band lends the song, high on stately piano from the off, a wind of ultimate uplift. Anchored by an organ and shot through with a stinging six-string solo, the piece fully embraces its hymnal quality now. A pop masterpiece.