- Vinyl (17 Feb. 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Double LP
- Label: Earache
- ASIN: B00EVBILLO
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
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The Whippoorwill [VINYL] Double LP
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Third album by the American country rock band. Featuring the singles 'Pretty Little Lie' and 'Ain't Much Left of Me', the album debuted at #30 in the UK Albums Chart.
Top Customer Reviews
There are some seriously good tracks on this album.
Six ways to Sunday, Leave a Scar, Crimson Moon and (especially) Shakin Hands with the Holy Ghost really rock.
I have also listened to their previous outings Little Piece of Dixie and Bad Luck ain't no Crime - and these are also highly recommended if you like southern rock
See them on Youtube if you don't believe me.
The song quality throughout The Whippoorwill certainly justified the attention it got on both sides of the pond; it’s also an indicator of just where the band are in terms of being on the road to becoming what should be a household in name in country-rooted southern rock.
Not that any prior success has been handed on a plate to the band or manifested itself through constant airplay for their earlier releases. Far from it.
The band’s first two independently released albums, Bad Luck Ain’t No Crime and Little Piece of Dixie were excellent slices of country and blues-tinged southern rock (and roll), yet incredibly neither charted.
But constant touring and a collective working the asses off from Charlie Starrs (lead vocal, guitar), Paul Jackson (guitar), Brandon Still (keyboards) and brothers Richard and Britt Turner (bass and drums respectively) is finally paying off – The Whippoorwill made both the Billboard Top 40 and the US Country Top 10, a major success for a southern rock based band not called Lynyrd Skynyrd with no previous chart history.
But then Blackberry Smoke have evolved and matured musically to such a degree that The Whippoorwill is nothing less than one of the strongest rock releases of 2014 (or 2012).
On The Whippoorwill Blackberry Smoke have broadened their palette to include influences of honky-tonk rock and roll ('Six Ways to Sunday'), hard-pop country ('Pretty Little Lie') and gospel-tinged piano-led southern balladeering ('Up the Road').Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I will not go into reviewing album, band etc. As you can see a whole load of that (my new Black Crowes with extra southern comfort for me). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matt Culley