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Could do better
on 12 November 2013
I have already commented on the one star rating but felt that it wasn't that bad. I have every album he has recorded and every single. So I feel I am in a good position to comment the last two albums were ok Bold as Brass still remains unplayed most of the time and the Soulicious only a handful of times.
I just feel that Cliff could do more edgy music but due to record companies and probably money he feels that this is a way to keep the career going. Here's a thought just record an album stripped down (musician wise) record it live in the studio like rock and roll juvenile and see how it goes. Maybe some cover of newer songs hey country music has got some great songs out there recent ones (No Taylor Swift). Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunn, Randy Travis etc and ask Vince Gill to help ( he sings backing vocals on Stood Up). This album feels over produced to sound perfect where as the appeal of the 50's was raw and unrehearsed, in saying that great mix of songs. All of them played well great musicians.
If doing a follow up to this with volume 2 try some more of the unknown or less heard songs. This is an album that will appeal to his fans me included but I wish he would take a risk and go against the grain.
Also enjoyed the DVD. 73 and keep on rocking Cliff