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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
RICH MAN FALLING
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on 8 February 2009
This is a brilliant first album. If you are keen on great blues and rock guitar playing you should love this. Eleven out of the 13 tracks are written by Simon McBride: all are very good but some are outstanding such as Standing Still, So Much Love and DC. There are also great renditions of Free's Be My Friend and Power of Soul by Hendrix. The guitar playing is exceptional and whilst distinctive you can hear the influences of Hendrix, Led Zepelin and others. The rythym section provides a powerful force driving the songs along and complimenting perfectly the guitar playing. Wonderful album!
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on 7 October 2008
After hearing some tracks on the website and seeing Simon McBride live, I know this is going to be an album that will not disappoint. Well crafted bluesy-rock songs with guitar playing that could only be described as following in the footsteps of the Greats- Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck etc..

This is definitely an artist that has my attention.
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I got this cd off the man himself after he played support for Jeff Beck in the Ulster Hall. A real down to earth gentleman and decent guy off stage, an awesome player onstage. Unlike the Answer who could do with another guitar player to flesh out their sound while Paul Mahon pulls of his amazing solos, Simon can do the lot himself easily and with flair.

This cd does a good job of capturing the amazing techniques and styles that Simon has mastered. Listening to him live, or on cd, it is obvious that he takes the guitar places most other players never get to in a lifetime. As another review states, his sense of timing is incredible, the pentatonic legato freakouts are awesome, and best of all this playing is not a copy of any other player I can think off, although fans of SRV, Free, Led Zeppelin(the guitar work, not the bombast), Ritchie Blackmore etc... ought to really like it. In fact anyone who likes guitar ought to love it.

The production on the cd is clean, uncluttered and lets everything have its place. I have played it through at least 5 times and find it hard to take out of the cd player. Simon has a great singing voice and has written all but two of the tracks on the album. Interestingly, for me, the weakest track is a cover of the Free song "Be my friend". His own material is well up to the mark, not instantly gratifying with everything up front, but rewarding to listen to again and again.

One of the finest musical discoveries for me in years. I can not wait to see what is next.
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on 20 November 2013
looked him up on amazon then on youtube very nice sound and he can play very good to very refreshing.
Gerald
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on 6 February 2009
A must buy, I thoroughly enjoyed this blues rock album. Personally I thought production was first class!
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on 12 December 2010
After seeing Simon Mcbride live, and rating his performance highly. I bought the record, on the whole I felt the songs were strong, but the recording was poor. Not a patch on Joe Bonamassa
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on 7 December 2014
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on 31 January 2009
Good guitarist, average material, lacklustre production makes this a bit of a disappointment. Could do better.
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