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'Out of the Shadow',
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This review is from: A Piece Of What You Need (Audio CD)
Having been an admirer of Teddy's parents work for a long time, I first came across Teddy's vocal talents on a duet with his Father. After hearing 'Persuasion' I went out and bought Teddy's debut album, and have also purchased his further releases as they appeared.
Previous reviewers of this 'new release' have made comments on it's 'over production'
I cannot agree! 'A Piece' is his best album to date, and will see Teddy finally 'Step out of the Shadow' and establish himself as the brilliant artist he is.
While he perhaps is not as well known here in the UK. as he is in his adopted USA. I think we will certainly be hearing more of 'Mr Thompson Jnr' in the future
This new release is devoid of any 'genre' catagory, his talents are far reaching, covering everything.....Rock, Soul, Folk, with as always, a little mock Country thrown into the mix.
Obviously many of his, and the production team's influences are to be heard on the album, and you can certainly hear many of them dotted through the album.
On first listen I found myself having a few Deja-vu moment's relating to the production sounds, ......thinking....... 'where have I heard that sound before?.
You then realise it is, in fact, in perhaps every 'classic' song that you could name spread over the years since you first listened to music!
It's a really clever trick that Mr Thompson has managed to pull off!
Finally! as alway's Teddy leaves us with a little suprise!......... Usually, I am not a fan of the 'Fashionably' hidden track.
I have never really seen the point of a 'bonus' track as they are sometimes called, 'put the track in the main body of the recording! but!.................. 'Fashionably Late' it appears, and is brilliant!
I won't reveal what the track is, but it closes the album on a real high,
ten minutes after the final 'Title track'
'A Piece Of What You Need' is aptly titled.....you definately need to get a piece of this album!....in fact....get the whole thing, you won't be disappointed!