Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock, Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Rev Stone | Autor: AT

Rusty Stone (the Reverend) has recorded a lively album with Mr. C. P. (bass, tuba, vocals) and drummer Al Wood, which appears in a digipak together with a booklet containing all lyrics. However, the man has put himself under pressure to "use" the playing time of the CD, because he can not keep the actually high level of the disc continuously. With three or four songs less a "round thing" would have been created, but unfortunately tracks like the somewhat ordinary "Born For The Blues", the blues rock comb "Old Together" and the "Roll On", which reminds too much of Led Zeppelin regarding the riffs, disturb the overall impression. With the shuffle "Movin' Too Fast" he offers relaxed boogie, which is complemented by a strong Americana ballad ("Always On My Mind"), casual country rock ("Tell Me") and a great instrumental with dreamlike sound ("Cooder"). Add to that a little Latin atmosphere ("Let It Flow") and finest Americana ("Don't Look Back") and a top album would have been guaranteed. The saying "less is more" is indeed abundantly hackneyed, but proves to be true again and again.

Top Track: Cooder

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