on 1 May 2010
Although I knew Robben from his stuff with his brothers (the Mark Ford band), this is the
first CD I buy from his solo career. I am blown away, really. Great songs, nice voice ... and
of course fluid and amazing guitar. And what a SOUND! Perfect. The cover of John Hiatt's 'I am
a real man" is very enjoyable. If you like blues, this is for you. If you like guitar, this is for
you. BUY THIS. As for me, I am going to get my hands on all his other albums.
on 31 July 2002
Unlike most albums with the album fillers at the end, this has 'em in the middle! starting with a tribute to the mighty SRV and the beautifully smooth 'cut me to the bone' it promises to be another stunningly crafted Mr Ford album.......d'oh! not quite sure what happened but i think possably some lyrical direction was lost. look at the titles, 'I'm a real man'(?) Oh please! musically nothing's missing. It's still our robben playing that guitar like a beautiful women! and then.....like a touch of god....comes 'Life Song'. If there is one tune that sticks with you for the rest of your life, this IS it! I would recommend this album for this song alone. If your a guitarist (like me) it will make you pick up ya axe and learn it.
So, in a nutshell, if your a die hard fan, want to learn some fab guitar tecniques or love sheer musicality (if that's a word) buy it....if your not fussed, why you reading this?