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When will the U.K. catch on? These guys are truly amazing.
on 22 May 2005
I was lucky enough to see The John Butler Trio play at Brixton Academy in April and I must have been one of the only Brits in the crowd. It was as though every Australian in London had made sure they were there, and rightly so!
These are three outstanding musicians and this latest offering from the band is a real testament to that. The album has plenty of variation and mood change throughout, and it's more easy going than 'Three' - their previous album - which had much longer tracks with more instrumental. Incidentally it looks as though the Trio have added 'Betterman' onto this album as a bonus that didn't feature on the original version of 'Sunrise...', but on 'Three'. It's a great track, so a bit of a bargain there for all new fans. If you want to get a feel of the album before you buy, I suggest listening to Peaches and Cream, Company Sin, Zebra and Oldman - four choice tracks. There really isn't a bad song on this album though so you'd be doing well with any.
This is an essential buy for any Ben Harper/Jack Johnson fan, and if you like it, then check out Missy Higgins as well - slightly different vein, but another Australian gem.