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  • Audio CD (26 Nov. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sour Mash
  • ASIN: B00005LEVH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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same old blues [import]proud mary (artista) | formato: audio cd descrizionebrani1.give a little love2.very best friend3.don't it all look ugly4.all good things5.somewhere down the line6.time on our hands7.just for you8.salt of the earth9.same old blues

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It's a tradition that dates back to the early heyday of rock & roll: Brits playing rough-and-ready American rhythm & blues. The Same Old Blues, the debut from UK four piece Proud Mary, proudly lives up to this tradition. Combining the street-fighting spirit of vintage Rolling Stones (there's even a cover of "Salt of the Earth" from their classic Beggar's Banquet) with the down-to-earth roughness of the Faces, Proud Mary champion the sound of the American South (their name is after all taken from the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival song). Their retro sound is enhanced by the use of acoustic guitar, harmonica, Hammond organ and piano on songs like "Give A Little Love", "Very Best Friend" and the album highlights "Don't It All Look Ugly" and "Somewhere Down The Line". Throughout, Noel Gallagher's production is kept basic, leaving enough roughness around the edges to give The Same Old Blues an appropriately vintage sound. It may not be the most original album but at least Proud Mary do their influences proud. --Robert Burrow

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Bluesy rock is something that hasn't been quite popular for quite a long time. Long have been the days since The Rolling Stones and The Faces and Creedence Clearwater Revival, ruled the airwaves and were actually fresh and cutting-edge...
Oasis man Noel Gallagher signed Proud Mary up a few years ago, and he must have loved something about them to convince him that they were worth the time and the money, despite writing and performing music from a genre that had become somewhat lost in the airwaves, and you can actually see why Noel had faith in them.
Reliving the good old days of blues rock, Proud Mary have written 8 satisfyingly bluesy, if not totally original, songs that could be up there with some of the greats, and one cover version of The Rolling Stones', 'Salt Of The Earth', which may surprise many people in the fact that it's not the best track on the album. Despite its short length of just over half an hour, 'The Same Old Blues' (an apt, but good title) does provide everything that's expected of it, and perhaps a little more. Mainly acoustic work, the influences of the previously mentioned bands shine right through. But don't get them wrong they are not copycat artists, they do add their own little touches. For example, the vocalist has a voice that isn't really like many others, and has an almost country vibe to it, which is quite surprising when you find out that they're from a similar area to where Oasis come from...
But everything is in its rightful place and is exactly where it should be. Opener, 'Give A Little Love' has a very nice acoustic opening, and slowly (the chosen word, this is not a high-paced record) moves into the signs of things to come. Smooth bluesy guitars, direct, if simple drum work, and gravely cigarette tinged vocals.
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After seeing and meeting Proud Mary live at Donnington (supporting The Stereophonics), I just knew I had to buy this album. The album is about as much as they gave us live and that is something special and definitely something to look forward to, from not only Proud Mary with great songs like Very best Friend, but Noel Gallagher's record label, 'Sour Mash'.
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A little while ago, we had a bit of a social gathering at our house at which, as usual, my flatmate was in charge of the music. A couple of times during the event, something on the stereo happened to catch my ear and I asked him who it was. Both times the answer was the same - Proud Mary.

I wasn't familiar with their music, although I had heard the name before. When we were living together several years ago, he had done some work on the video for their debut single, "Very Best Friend" and been invited to the album launch party, where the Gallagher brothers were in attendance. In fact, it's probably this that stopped me listening to Proud Mary's album sooner, as Oasis were big fans, to the extent that this album was produced by Noel and Gem and released on Noel Gallagher's own record label.

Damn my prejudices. For four years, I could have been a fan and I'm only now discovering what I've been missing.

There's not a huge amount of variation on sound of the album, with most of the tracks having a country-rock sound and none of them really getting above mid-tempo. If you're not a fan of that kind of music, it's likely to get very boring very quickly. But if you're a fan of the likes of the Jayhawks and the Counting Crows, you'll probably like this album. The fall somewhere between those two bands, playing less bouncy songs than the Counting Crows and being a little less rocky than the Jayhawks.

Unfortunately, it is a very short album, containing only nine tracks and running for only 32 minutes. However, it is an enjoyable 32 minutes, assuming you like this kind of music, as I do.

Sadly, despite the Oasis connection, this was a band that was never likely to make it big in the UK.
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I admit I purchased this album blind, just because it was on Noel's (Gallagher's) label "Our Kid". Half expecting a new millienum Oasis sound-a-like I was very pleasantly surprised. Good songs & musicanship coupled with excellent vocals. Great Summer music.
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What a fantastic debut album by yet another Manchester band. I was half expecting it to be a replica of Oasis but the Proud Mary guys have shown that they have a sound of their own and a sound that I think is wicked!
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I first heard of Proud Mary when they appeared on Radio 2, playing album tracks in stripped-down acoustic versions. I loved what I heard but was sceptical of the studio album, largely because I wasn't an Oasis fan, and wondered if that's what the album would be like. I needn't have worried.
The opening track, "Give A Little Love", sets the tone for most of the album. Sounding a little like The Rolling Stones, a little like Lynyrd Skynyrd, with overtones of George Harrison's solo work, this is a fine retro-sounding rock n' roll album that draws heavily on sounds of the American south. A fact that makes the Sour Mash record label all the more appropriate.
The slower songs might actually be this albums main strengths, "Don't It All Look Ugly" and "Somewhere Down The Line" being particular stand-outs, but the three minute workouts such as "Very Best Friend" hold their own in fine style.
So not the most original work of the new millenium by any means, but refreshingly good of it's type. It's a wonder why Proud Mary don't feature more prominently on the musical horizon. Here's hoping they will.
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