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4.6 out of 5 stars
Man From Another Time
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HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERon 3 January 2010
In this, his fourth record since he exploded onto the music scene a few short years ago, Seasick Steve has produced another classic.

The disc is chock full of up tempo blues. It stomps, it boogies, it gets your feet tapping. It shows why Steve is one of the most highly regarded blues artists of the last 20 years.

The key to Steve's artistry is that, like all great blues artists, he has lived a full and eventful life, with much hardship. His writing and singing is inspired and informed by the years of hoboing around America. It adds another dimension to the recording, a touch of realism that sets it apart. It's reminiscent of the great Blues artists in 1950's Chicago, such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, many of whom had tough lives before (and after) they found fame. Indeed, there are several occasions when Steve plays guitar breaks that sound a lot like Muddy Waters or John Lee Hooker. That other great bluesman, Bo Diddley, gets a name check in the first song (a tribute to Steve's unique one string instrument, the Diddley Bo) which is based around the famous Diddley beat.

This is music straight from the heart. No meaningless lyrics, pointless overproduction or synthesisers, it's real music played by real people with a great deal of skill and a deep love of what they're doing. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys music with feeling. Probably not of interest to fans of Cowell style plastic pop. This record really deserves to collect a lot of awards. My only slight niggle is that there are none of the great spoken word stories of his life as a Hobo that were so effective on his previous recordings.

If you enjoy this then check out Steve's other offerings, `I started out with nothing', `Doghouse music' and `Cheap. I would also recommend `Electric Dirt' by Levon Helm, another record made with feeling.
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on 4 January 2010
Once again, this is a fine CD from Seasick Steve!
Some great raucous tracks interspersed with quieter ballads, all of which demonstrate Steve's unique guitar playing style.
I like the fact that he uses different guitars, so each track has it's own "sound" and you cannot possibly become bored with the content.
The title song, "Man From Another Time" is fantastic.
He is accompanied again by Dan Magnusson on drums; good!
This album has a more polished feel about it, probably a little more commercial, which would appeal, I think, to a wider audience.
I cannot find any fault with it at all, although I do know that many listeners who like Seasick Steve, prefer his ealier work, which is quite stripped down, raw and gutsy.
Having said that, you cannot go wrong with this album, it's great and so I give it full marks.
Steve does not use so many intros to each song, as he has done on "I Started Out With Nothin'........", but if you buy this one, don't switch off your CD player too quickly as there is a little surprise after the "final" track!!
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on 10 November 2012
Another typical upbeat album from a seasoned performer, brought to fame via Jools Holland's 'Later' show. Seasick is well seasoned physically and musically as you can tell from his slide guitar licks and deep southern voice. I like blues, upbeat country and rock music. Seasick rings the bell in all these areas, but at the same time has an unmistakably individual sound. The song titles/lyrics are also unique......like: Big Green and Yeller, Just Because I Can, and Man from Another Time. I'll be looking out for his next album!
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on 23 July 2017
love seasick , steve that is
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on 16 May 2014
A great album, I love every song on here and it still gets played a lot in the house. Since then I have also brought his other albums. His sound is unusual and when I first brought this was something I had never heard before.
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on 5 May 2014
as you listen to steve you will realise that he is more than the old hobo portrayed on jools Holland years ago.good cd-maybe not as good as hubcap music or new tricks but good neverthe less. steve sa s.wales
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on 4 March 2010
Thankfully Steve has got back to what I enjoyed in his first two cd's, raw music. His last offering wasn't to my liking and I was a tad concerned the big record company signing had taken away his unique sound. This is one to buy, sadly 'I started out with nothing' is one to miss. Keep it raw Steve don't let the big-wigs change you.
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on 30 October 2016
A excellent album.Will get ya foot tapping.
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on 7 March 2013
Saw him on the Jonathan Ross show - loved his guitar made out of an old Morris Minor hubcap! I like a bit of country rock and this is that genre at its best. Go see him live too - he's awesome!!! With regard to housekeeping - arrived on time, ordering process easy.
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on 7 December 2013
bought this as part of my seasick collection and not disapointed at all great songs played from the heart and a life that seems to come to life through his music a really special guy and great musican
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