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The second CD, first studio CD from Hanna's Reef has 14
tracks, 5 new songs along with 9 re-recorded songs from back when most of
Hanna's Reef played under the name Key West-The Band. Unlike many
"re-recorded" songs, these nine songs have been re-arranged and
reworked in one way or the other, and have a new feel and "soul"
to them. They're like new songs and well worth listening to again and
The name "Deja View" (which I'm kinda partial to) was chosen
because, in Jerry Diaz' words "It contains some of our favorite songs
from our past and some of the new music that we're making now."
And Hanna's Reef is making some great music! This CD has spendt more time
in my CD player than all the others combined since I bought it..
The CD starts with "Rum in Pensacola", a "kick yourself in
the butt because you didn't realize what you had" song. I've been
listening to Jerry's songs for eight years now and this song is my
The next song, "Tropical Girl" is a tropical love story with a
"Beer Drinkers and Sail Raisers" gets it's start from the back
of a Hanna's Reef T-Shirt. This song is destined to be the "Sing
Along" song on the CD, with lyrics like:
"We're Beer Drinkers and Sail Raisers
Smiles away from the old rat racers
Three sheets to the wind and goin' strong.
We're all for one, one for all
Bound for another port o' call
Doing everything I said I would
Life is good!
"King of the Island" is a story about Galveston Island in the
30's when "Victor was king of the island" and the Mob wanted to
"Island Time" Sometimes the world moves way too fast and there's
too much technology. You just want to slow things down.
"Bitter Winds" We've all looked back and said "what
if". This song reminds you to keep moving forward, reaching for your
"pot of gold".
"Livin Well" This is a song about the "rock star life"
but could also apply to a mid-life crisis. Hey, either one, along with
this song sounds great and is nothing but fun. Jerry Diaz gets on the mike
for this one.
"Jamaica Me Smile" Sometimes you meet someone that makes you
feel better than a week in the Keys or in this case, Jamaica.
"Have You Seen Your Rita" We all know or have known someone like
"Local Knowledge" "Local Knowledge" is information and
stories that you're not going to hear in the tourist traps. You have to go
where the locals are. Those memories can sometimes be the best treasures
from any trip. This song is one of the treasures of the CD.
"Sail Away" Had Enough? It's time for an escape, a get away.
This song is the next best thing to just walking away and heading to the
"Makin' Waves" Another great song about 5 people getting away
and Makin' Waves.
"Fun in the Sun" Classic 60's beach song. Very Beach Boy-esque.
This song is screaming for a remake with Beach Boy Brian Wilson sitting
in. If your not tapping your feet during this song, call the doctor -
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright" A catchy, feel good song to wrap
up the CD.... Well, almost. Here's a hidden "track"
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