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This review is from: Shadows Greys & Evil Ways (Audio CD)
When I got this CD I put it on the player and listened to it once all the way through. Then I ripped it to my mp3 player and went out for a walk. I listened to it again 4 or 5 times, back to back, just kept hitting repeat everytime it got to the end. I don't think I've ever done that before. It is an astonishing piece of work. Yes, it is a 'concept' album, and it works brilliantly as that, but every track also works as a stand-alone. Yes, it is 'political' - but it never seems preachy, just honest. There's comparisons to be made with the likes of Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen, but some of the tracks (especially 'Joey White') reminded me most of when I saw Alabama 3 do an acoustic set. This is seriously good stuff - and both serious and good. Do yourself a huge favour and make sure you hear it.