One of the last remaining balladeers, Phil Perry, has released the tender tune, “Sorry I Let You Go,” a groove about love and loss from his eleventh solo album A Better Man, the follow up to 2013’s Say Yes.
The set features ten tracks featuring guests Chris “Big Dog” Davis (who produced and co-wrote all of the CD’s originals with Phil), Howard Hewett, Kim Waters and Rick Braun. The title is inspired by his wife Lillian of 30 years. “She’s my business partner, my confidant, my sounding board, my strength, and most of all a blessing. She’s the reason I went solo in the first place. She’s living proof that a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. I’m "a better man" now because she is my biggest fan, and my crown.”
A Better Man features eight originals and two Curtis Mayfield gems, including “Gypsy Woman.” “In my youth, Curtis Mayfield was a beacon of quality for me to want to reach,” confides Phil. “He’s a great singer, a socially aware composer, and one of the premier poets of the last century.”
Vibe out to “Sorry I Let You Go” and purchase A Better Man above!