For my 488th review, I am proud to review In Search Of Higher Ground, a April 14, 2015 album by Toronto born guitarist, Grammy Award winning recording engineer and songwriter Neil Citron released on Declassified Records. I enjoyed this album from start to finish. This thirteen track album has such great songs as C-12, Feelin’ Too Good (To Sing The Blues Over You), Feet Don’t Stop, Ballad #1 and much more. This album has a great mixture of Rock and Blues and was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I would recommend this album to anyone’s rock or blues library. This album is available at Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 486th review I am proud to announce the self titled debut album Lewis Brice EP by country newcomer Lewis Brice, brother of country superstar Lee Brice which was released July 14, 2017 on the Pump House Music label. Lewis has that great southern rock-country sound that I love so much. This album starts with the great song Best Ex Ever and continues with such great tracks as Messin’ With My Mind, Rob You Blind, and one about my birth state Alabama. Lewis co wrote all the tracks on this album and I am impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to one’s country music library. This album is available on Amazon, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Flavored Jam is a three song EP released by Neil Citron, a Toronto born guitarist, Grammy Award winning recording engineer and songwriter originally released in 2006 and was re-released September 4, 2015. The first track No Way To Heaven has great acoustic and electric guitar performances and had a mellow sound to it. The second track A Simple Life has you rocking with great guitar riffs and powerful vocals. The third track Lonely With and Without You is a mellow blues song with great guitar performance and this track is longer that the other two, reminding me of some of blues songs my all time favorite Stevie Ray Vaughn did on some of his albums. This is one album I would put in my pickup to listen to when I am out running errands. I am impressed on how well this album was written, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to one’s music library and can be purchased at Amazon and other places where CDs and digital downloads are sold.
The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon is the soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick which features two interesting covers of songs from the classic Pink Floyd album that inspired the film’s name. The two Pink Floyd covers are Us And Them performed by the late Asia frontman John Wetton and Brain Damage performed XTC’s Colin Moulding and The Doors’ Robby Krieger. Among the other great tracks on this album are 1799 by Echolust, Dynamics Of Delirium by former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls and much more. I enjoyed listening to this soundtrack from start to finish and was impressed on how well this album was written, recorded and produced. This album will be available September 1, 2017 on Cleopatra Records and can be purchased on Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital copies are sold.
For my 483rd review I am proud to present Declassified, a May 2001 album by the rock band Project 814 released on the Cellar Records label. This album has great vocals, heavy guitar riffs and some awesome bass work. Among the great tracks on this album are The Speed Of My Life, X, 5 And 1 (Distant The Heart), Running Out Of Time and much more. I am impressed how well this album was written, recorded and performed. You can purchase this album on Amazon, CD Baby and other places where CD’s and digital tracks are sold.
Redemption is the 2005 release by the rock band Disguise The Limit released on the Cellar Records label. This album has great vocals and impressive instrumentation. From the first track The Janitor’s Song (My Spirit Will Live On) to last track Brothers In Arms, I enjoyed this album very much. This album also included such great tracks as Last To See Me Fall, You And I, and many more. I am very impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. I give this album a high recommendation to one’s music library. You can find this album CD Baby, Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 481st review I decided to review the album Casting Shadows by the rock/jazz band Bangtower released September 28, 2010 on Declassified Records. This is an amazing rock/jazz fusion album featuring Percy Jones (Brand X) pulling off some impossible bass work and there was also some great guitar riffs by Grammy winning producer/guitarist Neil Citron. I enjoyed this album from start to finish with such great tracks as Hair Of The Dog, Let Em Drown, Ballad of Wealth, BBA and much more. I was impressed on how well this album is written, recorded and produced. I recommend this album to one’s music library. You can find this album on Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
I never heard of Empty Pockets before until my wife saw a posting on facebook that they were giving away this album for the cost of postage, so I said to myself “what is there to lose other than the cost of postage”. So I ordered a copy of the album Ten Cent Tour and I was surprised with the sound of this album. It had a great mixture of blues, Americana, and country. The tracks that impressed me was You Know I Do, Tractor Song, I Hear Your Voice, Travelin’ Song and much more. I was impressed with the harmonies and the instrumentation of this album. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. This great piece of work was released in June 2015 on the MT Pockets Inc. label and I looking forward to hearing more from this band. You can get this album on Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby and on their website http://www.theemptypockets.com.
For my 477th review I am proud to announce the album Right Is Right by rock/blues band 53 Across from New Mexico consisting of Garrett Hobson and Eduardo Barraza. I was told the band’s name came about with the original band members were born in 1953. This album caught my attention on the very first track Right Is Right. Other tracks that I felt good about are Cookie Blues, His Amp, When The Night Falls and much more. The track 69 Chevy has a bluegrass sound that really surprised me for a band from New Mexico. This album has everything, great vocals, fantastic guitar riffs, great performance, recording and much more and it was also well produced. I recommend this album to your music library. You can purchase this album at CD Baby and Itunes.
Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights is the remastered reissue of the 1987 ambient double album by Bill Nelson, re-released on July 29. 2017. This collection also includes twenty one additional tracks. From the first track West Keep, it grabbed my attention. It was hard to pick certain tracks as favorites since I liked the whole album. There are great tracks such as Seventh Seal, Body Of Light, The Piano Room, My Dark Demon, Staircase To No Place and so much more. This album was well written, recorded, performed and produced. I believe you will want to add this release to your library.