'An enlightening hybrid, Richard Burgin's The Trouble With Love is the rare album that ably sets one mood inside of another....It's ambitious, but Burgin's strength is that of pointed understatement, conferring meaning by leaving out the high-gloss drama that a lot of writers focus on and letting implication do its bit.' JazzTimes, August 2009
'Let's just say that fans of early Tom Waits, Terry Stamp, and John Howard should beat a path to it.'
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'Richard Burgin is a strikingly gifted song writer and composer. Certain of his songs are cries from the heart that lodge powerfully in the listener like the memory of our most heart-rending experiences.' Joyce Carol Oates
In All of the World (2000)
Songs by Richard Burgin
Performed by Joe Fitzmartin & Matthew Cloran
'Frankly, these are the freshest, most surprising love songs of my generation too enamored of rock to conceive of something like this. Novelist and award-winning story writer Richard Burgin has produced a kind of jazz opera or concept album tracing the evolution of a spirit, where each lyric and note counts.'
David Shapiro, Renowned poet and critic
House of Sun (2001)
Songs and Pieces by Richard Burgin
Performed by Joseph Fitzmartin
Vocals by Dora D. Eaton & Paul M. Eaton
'I’ve listened carefully to Richard Burgin’s skillful, melancholy and contagious songs. His songs are the real thing.'
Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Doll of Dreams (2002)
Music and Lyrics by Richard Burgin
Performed by Dora D. Eaton and Joe Fitzmartin
'Surrounded by wondrous music, a sorcerer came to me in a dream and granted my wish. But then she vanished and the only way I could recapture the vision of my dream was to turn it into a doll and join it with this CD of dazzling music especially written about the doll by Richard Burgin. It makes me happy and I hope it will make you happy too.'