Two later solo albums by solo Everly Brother Phil – presented with bonus tracks too! First up is There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby – also issued in the US as Phil's Diner – an album recorded in London, as part of his new label deal with Pye Records – but also has the kind of close-up setting that really showcases his maturation as a singer/
songwriter! There's few hints here of the work that Phil recorded with his Everly Brother in the 60s – but that evolution's also a nice thing too – as Everly is almost a completely different artist here, working to deliver some beautiful tunes that have him finding a very individual voice, produced in an understated way that still keeps things very close to home. Titles include "Summershine", "Feather Bed", "We're Running Out", "Caroline", "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby", "New Old Song", and "Goodbye Line". Mystic Line is a sharply contemporary set from Phil Everly – and music that's quite different than the Everly Brothers sound of a decade before! Part of the album's strength comes from a young Warren Zevon – who plays keyboards and handled the arrangements – really finding himself after previous time in the Brothers' band
, but here very much shaping the sound of Phil as a solo act, with that mix of sensitivity and bite that he would bring to his own solo classics in the late 70s. Most tracks are originals by Everly, one a collaboration with Zevon – and titles include "Patiently", "Words In Your Eyes", "Better Than Now", "Friends", "When Will I Be Loved", "You & I Are Like A Song", and "January Butterfly". CD features bonus tracks "Baby You Know Me" and "The Three Bells".