Buskin & Batteau‘s recent project “Love Remembered, Love Forgot” has garnered a stellar review from Rootstime in Belgium. “Love Remembered, Love Forgot” debuted on FOLK DJ Radio Charts at #5 for TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS with favored tracks “Single Wing”, “In This Light”, “3 Shots”, and “One Month Crazier Than You”. The TOP SONG “Single Wing” flew in at #16 and Buskin & Batteau grabbed a Top 10 coming in #7 for Top Artists of the Month.
“Folk Musicians singer-pianist and singer-guitarist David Buskin, and Robin Batteau violinist, chose a musical partnership as Buskin & Batteau. Under that name, they have recently released a new album on the market under the title “Love Remembered Love Forgot“.
These two not so very young artists (respectively 69 and 64 years old) have written great songs for the folk music legends, including Judy Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis and Tom Rush. They also played along on CD recordings including Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith and Marc Cohn.
In addition, they formed this duo Buskin & Batteau, from the 70′s to 90′s, and went their own ways with considerable success. Together they have this twelve-track album, “Love Remembered, Love Forgot”, an album that is mainly characterized by the sparse instrumentation, the duo adding mainly acoustic songs.
Both men, also writers and famous for commercial advertising jingles, do not allow the loud instrumentation, especially on “Love Remembered Love Forgot” which adorns these two musicians and shows that this album is mainly the result and truly reflects their passion for making great music and original songs.
One of the best songs on this album is on the attached video to admire, and lyrically very clever song “Words That Bring The Tear”. Other fun songs are opening track “In This Light”, the bluesy “Three Shots” and reminiscent of James Taylor “Sappho’s Boatman”. Additionally, we love it with singer Jonatha Brooke as she provides vocals in the duet song “I Can not Make Up Your Mind” and the acoustic piano ballad “All In All” which is a perfect end to this very beautiful, professionally recorded album of ‘Buskin & Batteau ‘.”
Valère Sampermans (Valsam) ~ Rootstime