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“Appearing with Livingston the Troubadour is Randy Burns and the Skydog Band, one of those occasionally, enormously enjoyable country-rock groups in the sloppy, but always interesting tradition of the Flying Burrito Bros, Sir Douglas Quintet and too few others.  Burns, lead singer and writer is the best country-flavored rock singer since Graham Parsons, who was (and is) as good as anyone before him…”
-Los Angeles Time (March 6, 1971)

“…Randy has a voice that immediately distinguishes the songs from anyone else’s…there’s just no one around who has a voice anything like it…

Randy’s style of writing is consistent: on the verse he keeps a low-key steady pace and on the chorus it goes into a more powerful, less subtle statement…

An album many years in the making, Randy Burns & Sky Dog is more than just a pleasant piece of music, but a day-brightener.”
- Jon Tiven,  Rolling Stone (April 15 ,1971)

“…Randy Burns is a very talented composer and performer, but perhaps he’s just a bit too versatile.  There are almost as many different song styles as there are songs on the album.  Granted: Randy makes them all work…”
-Los Angeles Free Press (3-26-71)

“This is a most satisfying, comprehensive work from a man, who has put out two previous albums (both excellent), but has continued to remain under the dark cloud of obscurity.  Randy Burns’ voice is so lilting melodic and his singing is so intrinsically right that hearing him wraps the listener in a soft pool of contentment…”
-Billboard Album Reviews

“When Randy Burns sings a sad song, he makes you ache from the inside.  And just when you’re feeling very sorry for yourself he spins around and sings a jumping country one that forces a smile on your lips. A sort of living folk legend in New Haven and N.Y.’s Greenwich Village, Burns proves that what people say about him is true…he is a folk artist-first class.”
-Billboard Magazine

“…Burns being a great champion of the unrequited love song; and while this lush kind of sentiment is dangerously difficult to handle effectively, in the hands of a master it can be a gently powerful experience.  Burns is a master, all right. As soft-rock composers go, he is an unexcelled melodist, with a bewildering talent for the perfect interval at the dramatic moment.  He can turn a phrase as natural and delicate as light breaking through a prism-effortlessly, it seems.  His lyrics are phrased in the kind of general, gracious language that creates infinite vague images, so that the listener has to supply the details; but then the song is as much yours as the singer’s.

He gets you involved, not so much with him or what he’s saying, but with your own present and past, and how they relate to the situation he’s singing about…”
-Fusion Magazine