17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Less than the sum of its parts,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Made Up Mind (MP3 Download)
As much as I love Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and have listened to both for years, I find this album a bit of a let-down. This is a Susan Tedeschi Album with Derek Trucks playing on it. They are really just re-working the same formulas that they used before and IMHO it could have been a lot more. Would have been great to have some vocals other than Susan's. What about the amazing Mike Mattinson? His name is on the album but you can't hear him.
And I have to say the flute in Idle Wind is not good, the song sounds like 'TTB plays the Carpenters' or something.
There are however lots of good bits on the album and the band is as talented as ever, I just find myself fast-forwarding through several songs. Hence only 3 stars.
Perhaps getting in bed with Sony wasn't a good idea...