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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, I had to get it, 18 Mar 2014
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Christina Skjolberg, is a hidden gem no longer with this albums release I,m sure more lovers of female blues players will become fans, the album is a great showcase of this young woman,s talent as a blues guitarist, can only recommend you give her a listen then buy the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sassy and Sonic, 1 April 2014
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Central Europe is a rich mine for fine female Blues Rock artists and Christina Skjolberg, hailing from Norway is the latest hotshot to throw down the gauntlet to the testosterone fuelled male gunslingers. Skjolberg impressed on this year's Blues Caravan tour that ripped through Europe in tandem with Laurence Jones and Albert Castiglia and the lady was not found wanting.

Great time then to release her debut album 'Come and Get It,' and mighty fine it is too, weighing in at a little over 40 minutes with 11 booming tracks, 9 of which are self penned. Economic on time but expressive and explosive with talent. To stand out in this crowd of talented individuals you need a USP and Christina has found her own, visually and sonically. A rare left handed player and a lady that adopts a refreshing funky sassy groove to her music.

Across the 11 tracks something to please all tastes. The title track barrels out of the speakers providing early evidence of Skjolberg's funky credentials, deep rhythmic beats, hook laden and then spliced open with a distorted choppy solo. Runaway takes that groove down even lower, pulsing and grinding along on a ballsy riff and a torrent of reverb that is very satisfying. The fast opening pace is sustained on the sleazy Close the Door, Skjolberg's prowess as a powerful vocalist and a lady not to be messed with in evidence, combining with Hammond Organ flurries and another distorted lead break. Brash confidence abounds here.

The first direction change arrives on the humungously slick funky Get On, think Stevie Wonder (Superstition) and you have the coda this corker of a track. Big fat drum and bass beats, seismic brass section chiming in and another taut choppy riff from the leading lady, you will be moving along to this one for sure.

Skjolberg has clearly got the Blues in her veins and there are two superb tracks to evidence the fact. Moving On is first up, a raw sparse melody, flecked with agile Hammond keys runs all shot through with a sustained string bending solo from Skjolberg. And then a raucous version of Luther Allison's I'm Back, takes confidence to cover Allison and this lady does not shy away. Laying down a pulsating pacey lead break that permeates the whole tune, urging on a raspy harsh vocal and the rhythm section throwing down another slab like groove. Stands up to the original and W Trout's recent cover.

More Bluesy bombast to close proceedings out on the bruising brassy Nag's Blues.

A great live performer and a great recording artist. I highly recommend Christina Skjolberg.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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Good album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !, 1 Jun 2014
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A new blues star has risen from Scandinavia. A very powerful album with many super tracks - a must for anyone who loves a good blues guitarist!
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4.0 out of 5 stars christina, 12 April 2014
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another good buy would recommend it I am listening to it as I give this review will get more in the future
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