Andy Pratt was a critic's darling back then. The Harvard-educated former folkie was hailed as the next great singer-songwriter after "Annie," and he won further acclaim upon the release of his album Resolution in 1975. Pratt's jazz-inflected piano, inventive lyrics, and distinctive falsetto were going to put him on the level with Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.
It never happened. Resolution didn't sell; neither did its follow-ups, which added Pratt's newfound Christianity to the mix. A public so quick to embrace Billy Joel just wasn't ready for Andy Pratt.
But for those who missed him the first time around, Pratt is back. His classic album has been reissued and remastered, with "Annie" and the catchy "All I Want Is You" added. Nearly three decades after the album's original release, this tour might offer a measure of resolution to Pratt himself.