Ballad Of A Peaceful Man
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Ballad Of A Peaceful Man

22 May 2008

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  Song Title
Alone In Georgia
(A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man
Jule's Delight
Can Anybody Hear Me
Old Tin Box
Won't Talk About It
Home Again

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  • Original Release Date: 22 May 2008
  • Release Date: 22 May 2008
  • Label: Mercury Records Limited
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 39:03
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  • ASIN: B005JW92SA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,155 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat lumpy gravy 25 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you don't like the flute in rock music, stop reading now. Band member J.D. Hughes, also the keyboard/sax player, provides much of the colour for this album by way of that very instrument. Not surprisingly, some of the tracks are as a result reminiscent of Jethro Tull. Unfortunately, the rest of the band are not the greatest virtuosos so the likeness isn't a favourable one.
Nevertheless, Gravy Train play largely to their strengths on the first three tracks and as these comprise half of the album there's enough of interest to make the project worthwhile. Those strengths are combinations of understated guitar, keyboard and harmony vocals through which the flute weaves. The rasping lead vocals are merely adequate but impassioned and there's added orchestration to flesh it out. The title track, at seven minutes the longest, is also the most impressive though the subject matter is well-worn. The final track is also quite striking.
The downside, as already mentioned, is limited ability. The drums are generally uninspired, though this isn't helped by a tendency for most of the tracks to be taken at the same pedestrian tempo. Guitar solos are rare and frankly it's just as well. Overall, you get an album that shows glimpses of greatness and a good deal of craft and discretion, but just as much mediocrity. It's a decent album but not one you're likely to love.
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By Michael
Format:Audio CD
The reviewers have commented on the excellence of this album, and I agree with them in every respect. This album belongs in the collection of anyone interested in 70s rock or prog, and I'd advise readers to look there for more information. However, the MP3 version has been completely mangled. The first problem anyone can test for themselves: play track 1 and track 5 of the MP3 version here and you'll see it's exactly the same song, Alone In Georgia. You might think that means track 5 (Can Anybody See Me?) is missing, but it gets more complicated. The track listed as Messenger is actually Can Anybody See Me?, while the track listed as Old Tin Box is actually Messenger. If that wasn't enough, the last 2 tracks have had their titles mistakenly switched - Won't Talk About It is actually Home Again, and vice versa. So, what track is missing verybody? Yes, correct, Old Tin Box is there in name only, but as stated it's actually the song Messenger. About 2 months ago I bought the MP3 version from the German After discovering the problem and negotiating with them, I pointed out that I was actually only missing one track after I'd corrected all the other song names, so they gave me a credit of 89 cents to buy the song when it became available at some point in what I assumed then was the near future. The Amazon guy I spoke to said they would speak with the music company that owns the Gravy Train recordings so they could correct this error, which is the same on all the Amazon websites worldwide as I have seen. It seems that either correcting the track listing is not that easy, or more likely the whole issue has been put on the backburner or forgotten, possibly as this is hardly a best-selling album on Amazon. Maybe somebody should inform them again, I've been waiting 2 months now to hear Old Tin Box...
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