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Pat Gatti belongs to a now-vanished tradition of nightclub singers who actually made people feel something. I live this stuff, and I can hardly believe records like this exist. That someone can go on national television and summon something deeply personal to entertain people is easily understood. It's harder to understand how someone could deploy the same depth of feeling in front of a bunch of drunks, night after night, year after year. You have to really love doing it.
Pat Gatti did love playing the guitar and singing. His vocal style exudes a sweet & generous spirit, and his skill with the acoustic guitar is beyond question. I can understand if someone finds Someone... Somewhere to be a bit schmaltzy. Even Gatti himself is not particularly keen on the amusingly fake applause that follows his thank you to listeners at the original album's end. (This release also includes 'I've Paid The Fiddler Too,' a bonus track from Gatti's one, virtually impossible-to-find 7" single.) Nevertheless, Someone... Somewhere remains a virtually unique example of lounge music that transcends genre conventions and has become a favorite of deep private press folk collectors worldwide.
Rave review from the Seldom Heard Radio blog.