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  • Audio CD (12 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Propelz
  • ASIN: B00IR2FB84
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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Jeremy Spencer, legendary British Blues slide guitarist and original member of Fleetwood Mac announces his new album Coventry Blue . If you consider yourself a Blues aficionado and recognize its elemental role in the evolution of Rock history, then you are aware of Jeremy Spencer as one of the premier guitarists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was Spencer's "My Heart Beat Like A Hammer" that gave Fleetwood Mac's debut such an auspicious start and pitched a slide in the band's very core. Uncannily, the pint sized Spencer embodied Elmore James' riffs and vocals to obsession. He possessed an equal fervor and absolute command of quintessential primordial rock and roll personifying personal hero Buddy Holly and his ilk spot on. In 2012 came a limited edition, double vinyl album for International Record Store Day emblematically entitled: Bend In The Road . It was a result of a suggestion via a valued friend to team up with a young band of Fleetwood enthusiasts. The musical chemistry was instant and inspiring. So much so that 32 diverse tracks were laid down creating an album of intimate, handmade joys that moves confidently from blues to Americana to rootsy pop. The Elmore and Buddy influences and impeccable blues and rock rendering remain intact and vibrant, but so too a new collaborative nature, selflessly trad trading guitar licks and support with Brett Lucas (the young Detroit guitarist and Mac fan who co-produced and whose band augment the proceedings). Bend in the Road and now Coventry Blue are a career culmination of technique meets soul. Transcendent with escalating emotive sequences of spiritually driven and invested songs, but without sounding dated instead intoxicatingly assured and relaxed, out of the blue resonant, growing from affection to cherish with subsequent plays. Jeremy retains his verve, passion and devotion to the blues, but now he brings a cultivated maturity, assured conviction and compositional purpose that are truly sublime. His songs come via his intimate journey from the spiritual core of his heart and connect profoundly with listeners.In Coventry Blue , Jeremy Spencer displays his many facets with a wider evolved guitar pallet as displayed on Bend in the Road . The album s haunting melodies and exquisite guitar harmonies display Spencer's expansive range of influences from Django Reinhardt to Marty Robbins to Mark Knopfler, fingering them effortlessly and seamlessly incorporating them into his own compositions as natural an easy fit as that of his beloved ceramic slides. Early reviews of Coventry Blue Smooth, Mature Tracks Coventry Blue is yet another resilient collection of cool bluesy pop...and Spencer's cool slide guitar has never sounded better. You won't hear calculated attempts at hit songs here. This album presents smooth mature tracks that glide by like clouds in the sky. Fifteen well-crafted cuts here including "Happy Troubadour," "Sounds Like Paris," "Nightingale's Pledge," and "The World In Her Heart." / Personnel: Jeremy Spencer: Vocals, Slide Guitar, Resonator, Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Organ Brett Lucas: Electric Guitar, Acoustic, Twelve-String and Resonator Guitars, Back Up Vocals James Simonson: Electric and Stand-Up Bass Todd Glass: Drums and Percussion Rachel May: Vocals Molly Hughes: Violin Mimi Morris and Stephan Koch: Cello Duncan McMillan: Accordion. //

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD
I used to really like Jeremy Spencer in Fleetwood Mac, he provided a nice foil to Peter Green with his raw covers of Elmore James and his rock and roll - and also his off the wall humour. However, as Green developed and progressed Jeremy seemed stuck with his Elmore/rock and roll songs and just as he was starting to find his own voice on 'Kiln House' after Green had left, he also said goodbye to the band.

His latest record still sees him playing slide guitar as well as showing his debt to classic rock and roll and country but he is also blending these influences to create something new and more individual on songs like "Blind lover" and the title song. I always liked his voice and it still sounds good today and he still has the touch on the slide guitar, listen to "Moonshine slide". Jeremy has also gone down the way of the kind of melodic instrumentals often associated with the original Fleetwood Mac, with "Sweet were the days", "Nightingale's pledge" and "The world in her hands" - not the kind of music he personally would have once been associated with! This is a well-made good-sounding record that shows Jeremy still trying to combine his disparate musical influences and create something new and individual from them.
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By jhoolz on 20 July 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
very disappointed in this album this is the 3rd of his "come back albums" and each has been weaker than the last probably the last I will buy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Best album by Jeremy Spencer yet 29 Jun. 2014
By Mary MacDonald - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Best album by Jeremy Spencer yet, with some lovely romantic & acoustical songs. Just beautiful & very inspiring & uplifting.
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Good with the mediocre 18 Jun. 2014
By A. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There are some stunningly good cuts on Coventry Blue, but then again, there are some cuts that I will quickly skip past. Although I prefer to buy the full CD, In hindsight, I should've bought the cuts I like and left the others behind.
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WHATS WITH THE HAT 29 May 2014
By Peter White - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
THIS MAN IS A GENIUS
who says so-well i do
his guitar playing is so perfect-it reminds me of my first time with a woman,its like proving my boss wrong
heck-you do not get an invite to join fleetwood mac if you are no good
and my mum dated him in the late 60s-DADDY ---YOU STILL GOT IT
whats with the hat-does that mean i will go bald as well
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