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Naturally

7 Oct 1987 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 1972 Universal International Music B.V.
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  • Total Length: 32:07
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  • ASIN: B001KWDHLQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,304 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By fields21 on 24 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
J.J. Cale's gave everything he got on his first album. All songs are intricately crafted and all very subtlely arranged. This is a landmark laid back album. J.J. Cale humsings his way though a number of great tracks. (The classic 'After Midnight' is much more laidback than Eric Clapton's - 'Magnolia'and 'Call me the Breeze' are the better known songs).
It seems that J.J. Cale and his band just left the Appalachian shack and went straight into the studio, still playing. The mood on the album fits perfectly with laid back Southern U.S. and is brimming with easy sunshine, some liquor, fiddles and banjo etc, without becoming too much of a 'straight' country album. Far from it, it is a truly original blend of America's best traditions.
Play when you're sitting in your garden at sunset (or better still on your porch if you have one), talking to your friends whilst having something 'nice' on the side. I gave it some friends and they all loved it, though they all had never heard about J.J. Cale before.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Bondsman on 6 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
If JJ Cale was any more laid back then he probably wouldn't get out of bed.
Naturally is cool deep south blues at its finest. JJ's unique guitar sound sits alongside a voice that doesn't try too hard. All his songs are 3 minute gems - sometimes you wish he would stretch them out - really take a sound further - particularly as he is such an outstanding guitarist.
Before chill out albums were even thought of, this is it.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Bj Pree on 18 Dec 2001
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Descibed as the genuis of the mellow, JJ's debut is in my opinion one of the greatest records ever made, laid back bittersweet guitar, fine lyrics and that uniquely minimilist sound.This record contains the original of After Midnight, the tune popularised by Eric Clapton, listen close because this is a masterpiece.
Just listen to any early Dire Straits recording and the influence of JJ Cale's first records of the early 70s is clearly evident.
An all round lovely piece of music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. A. D. Plowman VINE VOICE on 19 Aug 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Naturally" by J J Cale - an album that compells you to nod your head and utter the words "Hell, yeah."

Make no mistake, this album is seriously cool - a short collection of perfectly executed tunes. The tunes bop and swagger along, underpinned by tantalising guitar licks, awesome boogie-woogie piano, cheeky drum beats and Cale's laconic vocal drawl.

"After Midnight" is a cracker - a bluesy piano riff, off-beat rhythms and a sassy vocal from Mr Cale. "Nowhere To Run" is beautiful muted funk, with choppy piano, a honeyed vocal line and a solid gold horn section. Both of these tunes are perfect examples of the laid back vibe that permeates this consistently great album.

"Naturally" is as welcome and as easily enjoyable as a rare steak served with sizzling french fries. This album is one of those oh-so-rare finds :-A collection of tunes that can appeal to pretty much ANYONE.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Jun 2007
Format: Audio CD
J. J. Cale's first album established his attitude to music-making, one that paid no heed to outside influences. He didn't believe in padding out a song, nor in multiple takes in an attempt to get the perfect solo. As a result, 'Naturally' is a collection of sub-three-minute songs, save for a couple that dip just over. Audie Ashworth's production is basic and unpolished, allowing the album's country/blues/boogie mood to resonate. You can almost hear the dust. 'Call Me The Breeze' opens with a rollicking blues boogie. Lynyrd Skynyrd would cover this song and, naturally, extend it. 'Call The Doctor' is doleful but no less effective. Thereafter, most of the songs tend to swing between these styles, but are distinguishable partly by differing arrangements. Though the album is built around a classy guitar combo, horns, fiddles and piano all lend touches to the songs. Alongside 'Call Me The Breeze', the best-known song is 'After Midnight', courtesy of Eric Clapton's cover, but he and Skynyrd could have chosen just about anything off 'Naturally' and made something of it. With Cale, you get quality, not quantity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Jan 2014
Format: Audio CD
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE JAPANESE-ONLY SHM CD REMASTER FROM 2013 ****

Since his tragic loss in July 2013 renewed interest in J.J. Cale and his wonderfully laid-back songwriting magic has never been higher. And his superb 1972 debut album "Naturally" will be a first port of call for many. Four tracks from it were remastered for the 2CD Anthology "Any Way The Wind Blows" in 1997 - but this 2013 Japanese SHM-CD represents the first time the entire album's been sonically overhauled. However - given the poor quality of the original 1970 and 1971 recordings - even this best ever audio remaster of "Naturally" has its drawbacks.

Released in Japan 26 June 2013 on Universal UICY-75627 (Barcode 4988005771582) - it's a SHM-CD (Super High Materials) and features Repro US LP artwork including the colour-coded Track/Musician breakdown on the rear cover that's missing from the card digipak of "Naturally" in the 2013 "Classic Album Collection" 5CD box set.

A SHM-CD doesn't require a special CD player to play it on (compatible on all machines) nor audiophile kit to hear the benefits. It's a new form of the CD format which picks up the nuances of the transfer better (top quality make). I own about 10 of them and they're uniformly superb. Also this 'actually remastered' reissue of his debut album is 13 seconds longer than the previous Eighties non-remaster (32:26 minutes as opposed to 32:13). The booklet is the usual 8-white pages of Japanese liner notes and a stab at the English lyrics - nothing to really get your teeth into. It should also be noted that the old issues of this CD and the one in a card digipak in the 2013 "Classic" box set are NOT REMASTERS.
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