Personnel: Jim Brickman (piano).
Swimming in a sea of Jim Brickman's holiday, children's, Disney, and vocal duet collections, it's his solo piano albums that sometimes got lost amid the more commercially packaged, targeted-for-the-masses albums. In reality, it's those very solo piano songs that made him the artist who you, your mother, and your children all love. UNSPOKEN was his first all-solo CD in 15 years, the only such disc since his debut NO WORDS. And despite the places his career took him in those years, UNSPOKEN sounds like the same old Brickman. The album is romantic, poignant, understated, delicate, and performed with exquisite perfection. If anything, UNSPOKEN reveals his soothing passion with a more deliberate tenderness. Tracks like "New Beginnings," "Whisper," and "After the Rain" showcase his seductively simple arrangements as well as anything he delivered in the decade prior.