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Far the best album I've heard in the last decade!
on 18 February 2014
I've been a Matt Schofield fan since I've bought the album "Ear To The Ground" in a London shop not knowing him before. I fell in love with his guitar playing and tone, the freshness he brought into modern blues music. Since then I've purchased all of his albums. His latest release "Far As I Can See" is a brillinat album in every way. I must say it is one of the best blues albums of all time. I can't stop listening to it. It is so solid. As you can expect you can hear brilliant and massive guitar tones on the album that are powerful, yet round. His guitar playing is over the top. The band includes Jonny Henderson on organ and piano, long mate of Matt. On drums you can hear Jordan John from Toronto, Canada. His playing is very accurate, solid and enjoyable. A wellcome addition to the trio line up is Carl Stanbridge on bass. Oh man! Those grooving bass lines! You won't be disappointed. There are also special guests, including James Morton, Ruth Hammond, Gary Alsebrook on horns, Denny Ilett on guitar on Oakville Shuffle and Simon Law as backing vocals on From Far Away and Clean Break. Simon also produced, recorded and engineered the album. He put the band's live aproach and feeling onto CD.
We have 11 tracks on the CD, from basic Jimmy Vaughan style blues to latin influenced funky-blues. 9 originals and 2 adaptations, Albert King's Breaking Up Somebody's Home and Neville Brothers' Yellow Moon. Despite the diversity in styles of these songs this album is solid as a rock.
Thanks to Simon Law for putting those huge guitar sounds down to the CD.
If you like modern, guitar driven blues, this CD is for you. You won't be disappointed!