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Great Western Valkyrie [VINYL]

Rival Sons Vinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
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Time and Pressure Redux


Rival Sons biography 2014

Jay Buchanan – vocals
Scott Holiday – guitar
Dave Beste – bass
Michael Miley – drums

New album Great Western Valkyrie is out June 9 UK/June 6 EU

‘Fizzing with freshness’ - BBC
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  • Vinyl (9 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Earache Records
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,680 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Electric Man
2. Good Luck
3. Secret
4. Play the Fool
5. Good Things
6. Open My Eyes
7. Rich and the Poor
8. Belle Star
9. Where I've Been
10. Destination On Course

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Fourth studio album by the American rock band. Featuring the tracks 'Electric Man', 'Play the Fool' and 'Belle Star' the album debuted at #14 in the UK Albums Chart.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They deliver once again.. 17 Jun 2014
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What can i say.....Awesome band and they deliver once again. I have been waiting for this album for a while and got it on day 1 and have not stopped playing it.
Obviously we all have different taste in music, but if you like a solid, tight and slick band that play good rock music with a Blues feel then this is the band for you.
My favourite track has to be track 5 - Good Things. A nice blues melody and an amazing bass line all the way through.

I highly recommend this album, you will not be disappointed!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back To The Future 10 Jun 2014
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Well they've gone and done it again. The Sons have taken so much of was great about rock music in the late sixties and early seventies, thrown it into a melting pot and for the fourth time produced an outstanding album that acknowledges its heritage yet sounds fresh. So many bands and artists these days just try and recreate what has gone before but without making it sound interesting and then failing to make an album that is worth re-visiting, but what these guys have done is take little bits of those older classic artists and thrown them together in each song so that no one song sounds just like another artist that has gone before. So yes you get some Zeppelin, the drum intro to Open My Eyes sounds straight from When The Levee Breaks, then you get some Doors, Ray Manzarek style keyboards sneaking in here and there, oh and then some Who style chords in the opening to Belle Starr, but they never stay in the style of just one band. Good Thing has elements of Just Dropped In by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, the song used in The Big Lebowski's dream sequence where Jeff Bridges 'Dude' floats around a bunch of buxom Valkyries, perhaps a nod from the albums title. The playing as always is excellent, Jays vocals reaching new heights particularly on the slower songs and yes it rocks out but just as with Head Down a couple of beautiful slower songs are there to for light and shade. So there we have it, Rival Sons fourth album, it's a corker that yes visits rock musics past but feels fresh and constantly interesting, The Dude would approve!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old rocker's new favourite 14 Aug 2014
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I'm a long time rock fan brought up on Zeppelin, Free, Purple, Sabbath, etc.
This is my new favourite album by my new favourite band.
While Rival Sons undoubtedly love and are influenced by those bands, they have a sound and dynamic of their own and, even more important, great songs ranging from balls-out rock (Electric man) to tender ballads (Where I've been).
Jay Buchanan's vocals have great range, power and tenderness... Comparisons with Robert Plant and Glen Hughes aren't out of place. Scott Holiday has a powerfully dirty guitar sound and several great solos, and Michael Miley on drums and new bass player Dave Beste drive the whole thing along very nicely.
This was the first new vinyl album I bought after restoring my Linn Sondek. It sounds great.
I should also mention the pleasure of ownership to be had from quality vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 180gm albums : something you just don't get from cds.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great new effort 9 Jun 2014
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For me this is a great album, well for the first 6 tracks. There after I'm not so fond, still I only got it in the wee hours of this morning so it may be a grower.
I'm still waiting for them to match the brilliance of 'Pressure and Time'.
They are still a totally awesome classic band with a huge sound, and that's not even a question here, the production is faultless.

You will find it hard to not turn this up, up, up. well, until track 7. ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Instant classic!! 9 Jun 2014
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Rival Sons really are at the top of their game with this album. I've heard several people say this album is a grower but it was instant for me. I've been listening to Open My Eyes, Electric Man, Belle Starr and Good Things on the run up to release and all are pure classics. Great production, perfect playing and just about the best rock vocals around today.

Having listened to the rest of the album today there's clearly a wide variety of styles on display but with the unmistakeable Rival Sons sound running through. The Zeppelin influence is evident but what better band to be influenced by?! As for sounding like the Doors, I can only hear their influence on one track and to be honest Jim Morrison never sounded this good (and that's coming from a Doors fan)!!

Basically do yourself a favour buy this today, and while you're at it go see 'em live!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This band just keeps getting better and better 9 Jun 2014
By James
Format:Audio CD
After the release of head down which is one of my favourite albums of all time, the new rival Sons album had a lot of expectations to live up to. Well the boys have done it again. This has to be their best album yet, not one bad moment here. The guitars are incredible, Jays vocals seem to of gone up a level and Mileys drums are just on fire. You will not find another band out there today operating on this level. This band deserves to be huge and rightfully take their place among the greats. This is powerful, emotional music that will move you to your very soul. Check them out today, you won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a let down 16 Aug 2014
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Despite all the reviews that rated this album highly, having seen the band live this summer, I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting great things, but this album doesn't have nearly as much atmosphere as their album 'Heads Down', which gave so much more of a true impression of what they do live. Yes, it's a 'good' album, with some good songs, but, for me, it just isn't 'great', which is what I was expecting. Maybe it'll grow on me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Big improvement
Published 6 days ago by mark taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars damn fine!
Album of the year so far? Really dig the different sounds and vibes from this the latest Rival Sons album.Catch em live while u can they could soon get to be massive.
Published 9 days ago by Robert Scaife
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 days ago by dwelfie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good follow up to to Head Down but definitely veering ...
Good follow up to to Head Down but definitely veering more into psychadelicl rock territory. Opener Electric man is a storming Zeppelin influenced belter with muscular vocals from... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Andrew Foley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
superb just what was needed
Published 11 days ago by Left - Hand Willie
5.0 out of 5 stars buy it
awesome album. quite varied tracks that touch on different styles and sound to make a great listen. cant wait to see them at the end of the year!
Published 14 days ago by andreg
5.0 out of 5 stars Gr8 album
Amazing album ... end of!!
Published 20 days ago by Thomas Wakelam
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good album, very much in the sixties, seventies vein!
Published 20 days ago by Roger Hitchen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hell of a record,the future of rock n roll
Published 20 days ago by tim dale
5.0 out of 5 stars The future of Rock and Roll is safe in their hands
This band just get better and better another great album. Original yet familiar. Love the tone of the guitars.
Published 21 days ago by mark nevitt
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