Del Amitri Can You Do Me Good?
- Released: April 8, 2002
- Label: Universal Import
- 1.Just Before You Leave - (studio)
- 2.Cash And Prizes - (studio)
- 3.Drunk In A Band - (studio)
- 4.One More Last Hurrah - (studio)
- 5.Buttons On My Clothes - (studio)
- 6.Baby It's Me - (studio)
- 7.Wash Her Away - (studio)
- 8.Last Cheap Shot At The Dream - (studio)
- 9.Out Falls The Past - (studio)
- 10.She's Passing This Way - (studio)
- 11.Jesus Saves - (studio)
- 12.Just Getting By - (studio)
The Scot popsters show no sign of slowing down on this, their seventh album. Features 12 typically clever, melodic tracks including "Just Before You Leave," "Cash And Prizes," "Baby It's Me," Jesus Saves," and "Just Getting By."
There certainly is a randy sentiment within the title of Del Amitri's sixth album, something that suggests seduction and romance, and the band does follow through on the promise of Can You Do Me Good? -- at least to a certain extent. From the moment the opening track, "Just Before You Leave," begins, it's clear that there is a subtle smooth soul vibe here, taken partially from Al Green and Marvin Gaye. This doesn't mean that this is a soul record, but that spirit certainly informs much of this record, even though the band never really abandons the clean, sweet, melodic spirit that informs all their work. They even rock a little harder, as on "Wash Her Away," but not so much to change the spirit or attitude of the album, which remains very similar to all Del Amitri records -- apart from that sultry soul feeling that seeps through on enough of the tracks to give it a distinctive character. And that's quite welcome, actually. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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