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A Friend to You,
This review is from: Man In Motion (Audio CD)
18 years between solo studio albums could be considered a bit slow, it was 1993 when `tales of Ordinary madness ` was released, by a man who was by then an experienced session man and side man to David Allen Coe.
In that time however warren has been an integral member of The Allman Brother band (The full time replacement to Dickey Betts), formed Gov't Mule and released a dozen or so albums. He has toured and appeared with many artists, and hosted an annual Christmas jam every year since his first solo album.
This album then is a set of song which doesn't quite fit the Gov't Mule roster and are not for the Allman Brothers live set, but are great songs from a top drawer writer who just wants to release something no questions asked. There is a core of musicians on the album who have a great feel for the music and blues rock hybrid close to the Allman brother sound but uniquely Warren. The album starts strongly with the title track `Man in Motion' some nice Organ and sax from Ivan Neville and Ron Holloway respectively on `Sick of My shadow'. `Take a Bullet' features Ian McLagan (Faces and Small Faces organist), while no song lasts less that 5 minutes none outstay their welcome in fact I found myself on more than one occasion wanting more, always a good sign.
A great solo album lay bank, and enjoy the groove.