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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius!, 16 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Hidden Conversations (Audio CD)
Some folks feel that Terry Callier's vocals are almost swamped by the production. Well, via my hifi at least, for the most part Callier's voice sounds as if it's mixed to the fore, while satisfyingly complemented and underpinned by the multi-textured and multi-layered 'Bristol sound', which is either appropriately dynamic or subtly dramatic. However, arguably, the title track's percussion is a tad intrusive?

And with all due respect to Mark Barry's review, Sunset Boulevard is not produced, nor written, by Robert del Naja/Massive Attack, according to the CD's sleeve notes (unless Chris Grabowski is an RdN alias...).

IMHO Callier sings with emotion and conviction and the band's playing is skilled, vibrant and deceptively effortless. The highlight has to be Live With Me, the third of the album's collaborations with Massive Attack, while the remaining songs are equally creative - embracing soul, electronica, blues and funk - yet also accessible.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terry Callier at his Trip Hoppiest best...., 7 Jun. 2009
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This review is from: Hidden Conversations (Audio CD)
It's been 4 years since Terry's last studio album 'Lookin' Out' released in 2005 also on the Mr Bongo label.
That album was a depature from previous albums such as 'Speak your Peace' and 'Total Recall' so wasn't to sure what to expect from this latest offering.

On this album the more ambient Jazz theme of 'Lookin Out' is replaced by a Trip Hop flavour from Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja who produced a number of tracks on this album, including 'Live with me' which in Terry's own words at a recent gig "The biggest recording he's ever been involed in" and since Mr Callier has recorded with likes of Paul Weller that says alot.
The Trip Hop style continues through this album in the tracks written by Terry Callier and on tracks he co-wrote with others, given the album an up to date feel that can be enjoyed by a more mainstream audience and long time fans such as myself.

Overall this is a well produced album with many top tunes that will please the fans of Terry Callier's music and hopefully with it's contempory feel, see him find a new younger audience.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If Carlsberg........, 11 Aug. 2009
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If Carlsberg was Terry Callier then this is probably the greatest trip hop album ever.....
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