This isnâ€™t to say the collection suffers from sameness throughout the 12 tracks. Thereâ€™s the Caribbean-flavored â€śWait A Minuteâ€ť and a taste of New Orleans accordion in â€śRosalie.â€ť The finger-snapping â€śMore Days Like Thisâ€ť seems like a tune many a contemporary crooner could add to their song list. Co-written with frequent collaborator Gary Nicholson, itâ€™s built on a simple hope: â€śI could use more days like this.â€ť
Walkerâ€™s Times Can Change isnâ€™t an album that comes out at you from the speakers with power or electric energy. Rather, Walker gently invites you into the room to sit back, relax, and enjoy 45 pleasant minutes or so with him. Itâ€™s the sort of record Sinatra or Bennett used to do with small ensembles. The main difference is Walker isnâ€™t quite in that league as a singer. Then again, those guys couldnâ€™t play tasteful, intimate guitar like he does.