'Past Forward" by Darren Long is an outstanding record with rich songs that sweep you away melodically, lyrically and production-wise. The vocals are warm and enchanting and draw you into the emotions of the moment. The "Past" portion is a reflection of the music that we (i.e. The boomers) all grew up listening to, and the "Forward" part is the high-quality recording, mixing and mastering that comes across on this project. Darren has out done himself on this CD, and it is definitely in the rotation of the music I will listen to on a regular basis. --JN, Three Creeks Music. 10/27/2011 by JOHN NANNI 'Past Forward' is a celebration of 60's Pop music. Influences you''ll hear are The Beatles, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, Burt Bacharach, and some Philly Soul. All songs are original, written and recorded to capture the 60's vibe of great melodies, fun & sad lyrics, and fabulous musicianship. We used a real string quartet, real horn players, vintage keyboards and guitars, even bowed upright bass. If you lived thru the 1960's you'll relate to the sounds...if you're younger, hopefully you'll enjoy a trip back in time!