Patrick Talbot or Ghostly Beard is a Montreal, Canada-based artist originally from France. He is a virtuoso singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, and recently came out of a 15-year musical retirement. He is releasing his latest albumInward on Friday, 4th of May, 2018.

Since his comeback in 2013, he has written over than 40 songs and gained many positive reviews. Inward includes 10 songs with a unique fusion of many styles like classic rock, soft rock, progressive, jazz and blues. It will be so hard while listening to this album and get bored or repetitive tunes, it’s very nice that each song is totally different than the other.

Elegant three music videos featured as singles and promoting for the album, and all of them are great indeed. The songs are; A Reason to Leave”, “The Love in Your EyesandGoing Away.” 

I have noticed that Patric’s guitar soloing is pretty awesome really, I like it when you feel that the guitar is talking to you and telling you stories, it’s something that we rare to find these days really.

Ghostly Beard is a Canadian MAPL artist, registered with SOCAN. All the net benefits of the sales from the album will benefit MusiCounts, a charity whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in Canada have access to music education. The music have been recorded, mixed and mastered by Patrick Talbot at Studio GB in Montreal, Canada and featuring guest vocals Emma Caiman on “Night Train”, and Sarah Talbot on “Going Away”. And delivered a nice dedication to his mother in “The Love in Your Eyes.” Christiane Cover photography courtesy of Pol Ùbeda.

Words aren’t enough to describe the beauty of this artistic album really. I’d definitely rate it 8.5 out of 10. Maybe I would give it 10 but I am not convinced that much with the mixing and mastering of the album, instruments levels in some songs aren’t satisfying enough – or maybe this is how I see it, but in general it’s one of my beloved albums in 2018.