Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Fantasy | Autor: SaS

Initiated by the middle Thompson-Spross Teddy, that folk bard gathered his prominent parents Richard and Linda, his sister Kami, her husband James Walbourne and his nephew Zak Hobbs for his goal of recording a real 'family album'. The fact that the result is rather heterogeneous speaks on the one hand for the independence of the musicians involved, but on the other hand it also shows decisive differences in quality. The beginning of the album is sensational: Teddy sings with disarming honesty to a lonely acoustic guitar playing in waltz time, that his father is one of the greatest musicians on earth and that his mother has one of the most beautiful voices ever. Then where is he? This self-doubt, which must surely also constantly infect the music-making children of Dylan, Cohen or Simon, is ingeniously made the subject of a record on which Teddy and his family compete. An exciting project that suffers a little from the weaker songs like Kamis. But that's exactly how it's supposed to be: heterogeneous.

Top track: Family

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