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  • Audio CD (14 Mar. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Realworld
  • ASIN: B0007GAEDU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,937 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Atom Bomb
  2. Demons
  3. Talk About Suffering
  4. I Know I’ve Been Converted
  5. Old Blind Barnabas
  6. Spirit In The Sky
  7. Faith And Grace
  8. New Born Soul
  9. Presence Of The Lord
  10. Moses

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Product Description

The hardest working band in the business is back with a new album, new friends and an old message. With guests David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) on guitar, Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica and the amazing Billy Preston on Hammond Organ, the producer John Chelew has again assembled a stellar band that provides the basis for the glorious tones and harmonies of the Blind Boys. The dark, menacing rap from Gift of Gab from Blackalicious (on "Demons") is an unexpected, but great, surprise that shows the Blind Boys are the most adventurous "old guys" around. The album pulls off the unique trick of sounding totally familiar whilst at the same time pushing the boundaries of the gospel/blues genre.

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Anyone who's heard the Blind Boys of Alabama's take on the otherwise throwaway Rolling Stones song "Just Wanna See His Face" will know what to expect here; that is to say adding gospel fervour into rock n roll songs and lifting them to a higher plane. Putting Jagger and co firmly to shame in terms of longevity (the Blind Boys have been around in some form since the 40s,with leader Clarence Fountain helming the group since it's inception), Atom Bomb exudes the same passionate-sound of their celebrated Spirit of the Century LP- if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Covering everything from Cold-War paranoia (the title track) through otherwise-cheesy pop tunes ("Spirit in the Sky", sounding as good as it's ever going to get) to an appropriation modern hip hop in "Demons", the group achieve a perfect balancing act of novelty and widespread appeal. Along the way, they even succeed in breathing life into some gospel classics- just take a listen to "Presence of the Lord". Like Johnny Cash whose later recordings trod the same tightrope, the group succeed without compromising their integrity or passion, and the accessibility of the album should ensure that it will reach a wider audience. --Thom Allott


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5.0 out of 5 starsThis CD is in my auto CD player right now!
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5.0 out of 5 starsGospel+Blues+Soul+Funk+Rap+Rock = SPECTACULAR!!!
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