Steve Harley has a voice that speaks to the people, and such empathy is an important part of his appeal and success as a major singer/songwriter. Since his earliest days with Cockney Rebel in the 1970s, when he hit the charts with ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’ Harley has enjoyed a solid career as a performer, and he retains a loyal and enthusiastic international following.
This solo album, first released in 1996, presents Steve in fine voice on a selection of original songs, together with some intriguing ‘cover’ versions. ‘Poetic Justice’ was recorded at a country studio in Sussex with top drawer musicians, including specialists in acoustic instruments Nick Pynn, Phil Beer and Richard Durrant, whose work on violins, dulcimer and classical guitars add to the sensitive mood.
Among the highlights are Steve’s interpretations of ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Love Minus Zero- No Limit’ and Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’.