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[LICD Review] The Salt Lake Tribune
February 13, 1998, 11:00 pm

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


``Let It Come Down''

After watching him strum sullenly beside Billy Corgan for so many years, no one would guess that, deep down, Smashing Pumpkins' guitarist James Iha was such a ray of sunshine.

But that's precisely the impression offered by Iha's first solo album, ``Let It Come Down'' (Virgin 45411). Light, bright and cheery, Iha's songs are worlds away from the alt-rock angst of the Pumpkins.

Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist Goes Solo -- And Sunny
J.D. CONSIDINE THE BALTIMORE SUN. The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah: Feb 14, 1998. pg. C.4

''Sound of Love'' recalls the happy hippie phase of Donovan's career, while ``Winter'' evokes the melancholy warmth of Jack Bruce's acoustic songs for Cream.

So even though Iha's singing doesn't always match his strengths as a songwriter and guitarist, the general good feelings he evokes more than make up the difference.