Rock ’n’ roll legend Dion DiMucci celebrates his past and present with his latest album,New York Is My Home. The New York native teams up with another music legend, Paul Simon, on the title track, putting a nostalgic spin on Dion’s 76 years in that city. Themusic video, a must-see on YouTube, makes use of stunning black-and-white cinematography.
Beyond the title track, though, the record has a wonderful classic rock feel from the 50s and early 60s. Rhythm guitars drive the music, and Dion’s masterful storytelling skills shine.
New York Is My Home is a throwback to the days of five-cent ice cream cones and AM radio. Dion’s long musical career proves that you don’t have to throw out the old to create something new. (Instant Records)