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on 15 April 2013
What comes across strongly on Tramp's latest album is just how comfortable he now is in his own skin. This is clearly a very personal album for a guy who has seen all the ups and downs of life and is now happy and content with his place in the world.
This is the recorded version of the style of music Mike has been playing live over the last year. Raw, stripped down music where the melody and the lyrics do the work. Simply constructed songs, sung from the heart - and that incredible voice. What he has done here, just like in his live shows, is to simply get the song that is in his head directly into your head with no detours. Without a lead guitarist to do the guitar solo, no overlays or any of that stuff that often goes into music, this is one guy with his guitar and the unique imagination to create great songs, one after another. For me, the album grows as it goes. By the time my CD player looks to change to the next CD I was in the zone - where Tramp and White Lion have taken me so many times over the last thirty plus years. Click - forget that next Cd. Play Cobblestone Street again...