- Vinyl (5 May 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: PROVOGUE RECORDS
- ASIN: B00IK85NQ0
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Goin' Home [VINYL] Import
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Palace of the king
Everything's gonna be alright
I love the life i live
The house is a rockin'
Breaking up somebody's home
You done lost your good thing
You can't judge a book by it's cover
Cut you loose
Born under a bad sing
Still a fool
Three hundred pounds of joy [bonus track] *
Can you hear me [bonus track] *
Trick bag [bonus track] *
Top Customer Reviews
But, this isn't self-indulgent, nor is it another mere covers album; the tracks have been recorded "live" in the studio, the old fashioned way, on tape with the original feel & vibe of the tracks coming through, though with the KWS stamp all over them. Kenny even takes on a few of the vocal duties, noticeably on the Muddy Water's selections, and while he doesn't come close to the power, he catches the phrasing almost perfectly.
The Deluxe version of the album has 3 extra tracks, the latter 2, Trick bag & Can You Hear Me revisiting his Louisiana heroes, Earl King & Lee Dorsey & Howlin' Wolf's 300lbs of Joy.
In short, this album is as much fun to listen to as it probably was to record.
It’s also a return to the very roots of Shepherd’s music.
Goin’ Home is a traditional blues album featuring songs associated with or written by many of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s blues heroes including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the latter a major influence on Shepherd’s desire to play guitar and in the sound of his earliest recordings.
But since those Ledbetter Heights debut days as an 18-year-old Kenny Wayne Shepherd has gone on to establish his own gritty and authentic blues identity – Goin’ Home may be faithful to the feel of the original material but that vibrant Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band sound is stamped across the 12 track (15 on the Deluxe Edition) album, aided and abetted by a number of guest musicians.
A punchy rendition of Freddie King’s 'Palace of the King,' featuring The Rebirth Brass Band and a great vocal from long-time band Shepherd member Noah Hunt (whose low tenor and vocal sympathies are perfectly suited to the material) sets the classy blues tone right from the off.
There’s a double helping of Muddy Waters by way of a great version of 'I Love The Life I Live' (with The Fabulous Thunderbirds Kim Wilson on harmonica and fat, bluesy solos from Kenny Wayne Shepherd and guest guitarist Joe Walsh) and 'Still a Fool,' featuring blistering guitar exchanges between Shepherd and the brilliant pedal steel player Robert Randolph.Read more ›
Seriously, for blues fans, get this album! You won't be disappointed. And non blues fans? Still buy it, you may well become a convert to this still young master blues guitarist.
but it adds a lot of extra light and shade to his material, this may sound a little surprising each track has it's own identity in which Kenny Wayne Shepherd proudly presents his blues influences throughout the whole album. A stunning album!! If you have the blues
or need the blues this one will definitely do the trick.
My favourite track was the B.B. King song "You done lost your good thing now" - a nice subtle 8-minute long slow blues with both Kenny and the band in great form, closely followed by Albert's "Born under a bad sign" with Keb' Mo' on vocals and the Rebirth Brass Band - a real funky workout. I also liked Albert's "Breaking up somebody's home" with Warren Hayes, Muddy's "Still a fool" with Robert Randolph on steel guitar and Buddy Guy's "Cut you loose". I wasn't as keen on Freddy's "Palace of the king" which I didn't think was as good as Popa Chubby's version and I thought that all the subtlety of Magic Sam's "Everything gonna be alright" was completely lost in this version.
However, I guess I'm not really the audience for this record - I remember all the originals and, while I can really admire Kenny and the band's musicianship, I'm always going to prefer those originals to these modern interpretations. Three and a half stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superb album from Kenny and his excellent band. This is how the blues should be played even when doing some old blues classics. The deluxe version has 4 excellent bonus tracks. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Woodpecker4
This was a present but my friend loved it so it must be a 5-star record.Published 9 months ago by Tapani Aaltio
Superb blues and rock, good variety and some stunning performances.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer