Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts – Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts

Point Of Order: A little while ago, I covered the Greatest Hits set by this band (it’s amazing and you should own it). Now, I’d thought, when I went into the stacks here, that I also had a few of Bentall’s albums proper. I did not. Kevin awesomely offered to keep his eyes peeled for me, if/when the world ever returns to some version of normal. Out of curiosity, minimal digging online also revealed that Mike’s old store had them for $5 each, so I simply corrected my collection’s oversiiiiight p.d.q. Thanks for the offer, Kevin! 

So, yes, this is a bit out of alphabetical order now (hell, so was George Benson yesterday, after Geoff Berner, but no one seemed to mind), but no matter. I get to listen to a whole bunch of Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts over the next few days, and that is mighty fine by me.


I know this debut record inside and out, and it’s the one most folks who know him will know. It has the big single, Something To Live For, and for those following along at home, House Of Love (is Haunted), and Come Back To Me also charted in Canada.

There’s more about it HERE. You can probably hear fair comparisons to other artists (John Mellencamp, Tom Cochrane, etc) when you hear them, but all I hear is the radio at home when I was a teenager, and it’s awesome. All you need to do is get these powerfully simple and clear songs into your ears. It just feels real and strong and right. 








18 thoughts on “Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts – Barney Bentall And The Legendary Hearts

    1. keepsmealive says:

      Thank my OCD lol! And you’re right, it’ll probably be years by the time I get to the end of what’s here at the moment, let alone whatever comes in new after that. So, like Bentall, if something comes in after I’ve already passed that point in the series, it’ll just get added in before I go forward. That should keep things covered without me forgetting anything (he says knowing he’ll forget a bunch, probably).

      Honestly I’m just enjoying the groove of (mostly) going through what’s here again. We collect so much stuff and it’s nice to give some air time to what is already here instead of just constantly looking outwards for the next new hotness! That said, I just got a bunch more yesterday – post upcoming!

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          It’s pretty easy to enjoy the hunt for the next goodies. But perhaps having been cooped up in the house over 300 days now has made me look around me and appreciate what’s already here! So far one thing is true: I have pretty damn good taste in tunes, so far LOL!

          New post about new goodies posted just now.

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      1. 2loud2oldmusic says:

        Geoff isn’t going to send a strongly worded email about that mistake, but he is tallying up the mistakes and will send one at the end with all sorts of graphs and charts with all the mistakes.


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