"Cat lovers and fans of gentle, sixties-inflected pop will be tickled by Doug Newman's affectionate tribute to
the kitties in his life. I'm both, and really dig this sweet and charming disc. The tunes are catchy and the themes
are well drawn from life, with songs about cats lost and (happily) found, not really wanting to give away that
litter of kittens, honoring a cat's need for independance, ear mite infestations and the weird things cats eat..."
Kim Cooper - Scram Magazine
"The most affectionate, sincere, and astute yet unpretentious tribute to a feline companion that I have ever
heard put to music. If you are a cat person or you know a cat person with a special day coming up, you NEED
to purchase this CD!!!..."
Steve Sykes-Nova - The Virginiaprograsser (Sept. 1, 2005)
"I've lived with cats all my life, and this charming DIY effort is the album I've been waiting for, though I didn't
know it 'til now. Twenty-three songs, played adeptly on the acoustic guitar, with echoes of early Paul McCartney
and Emitt Rhodes, make up the disc. Newman has a great concept here- writing songs about the trials and joys of
living with felines. Moods range from comedy to the haunting vibe of "Kitty Come Back", a genuinely moving
and melodious song about the fear of losing the love of one's whiskered companion. On the album's opener,
"Kitty Hairball", Newman expresses a thought that has often occurred to me in my life with felines: "Sometimes
is seems like I'm somehow married/tho I don't even have a wife." Other topics near and dear to cat people are
covered in "Ear Mites on the Run", the wistful and witty, "Kittens for Free" (which has a knockout melody) and
the stirring "Free Kitty, which celebrates the independent nature of cat-hood. Newman's winning voice, sharp
finger-style guitar picking and quirkily sincere songwriting give this album a true resonance. I'll enjoy listening t
o this CD for a long time to come. My cat Eubie likes it, too."
Kevin Crisp - "Cool and Strange - Music Magazine"