Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peter Jennison, "Longing For Home (Songs From War)"

Peter Jennison
Longing For Home (Songs From War)

It would be easy for an Iraqi War veteran to be bitter, and it would be expected for a musician trapped in the war to make an angry album full of explosive opinions on politics. But on Longing For Home (Songs From War), Peter Jennison goes the opposite direction; he doesn't state a side or stand on a soap box. Instead, he delivers heart-breaking melodies about his time in the war that make it clear that no matter what his brain was thinking in Iraq, his heart was still feeling.