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Wander This World

Jonny Lang Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
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1. Still Rainin'
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3. I Am
4. Breakin' Me
5. Wander This World
6. Walking Away
7. The Levee
8. Angel Of Mercy
9. Right Back
10. Leaving To Stay
11. Before You Hit The Ground
12. Cherry Red Wine

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One would think that jumping into the pop-rock marketplace after being branded a blues player might confuse a 17-year-old guitar whiz. No way. Jonny Lang, with the lucid advice of ace producer David Z, understands the role of the blues as solid ground for someone who wants to take flight with intelligent, well-crafted music that has a wide audience. His second album's strengths lie with his gruffly appealing singing voice and his lean, razor-edged guitar phrases. The material is solid, with songs that range stylistically from the ingratiating funk number "I Am" (a hitherto unrecorded David Z and Prince composition), to the it-sure-sounds-like-a-rock-hit "Still Rainin'" (complete with thunderous chords and soulful female backup singers), to a griddle-hot take on the late Chicago blues guitarist Luther Allison's "Cherry Red Wine." All 12 songs are of a piece, tied together by Lang's unassailable musical integrity and his freshness of vision. And R&B master guitarist Steve Cropper is on hand in the Minneapolis recording studio to insure the soulful vibe. --Frank- John Hadley


Lang indulges in some of the hammiest, way-over-cooked vocal contortions heard since the white-blues revival of the late '60s. -- Entertainment Weekly

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5.0 out of 5 stars merci!! April 17 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Très bon service , rapide et courtois . . . . . . . . . . . . Merci beaucoup!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply incredible Feb. 20 2004
By Marc
Format:Audio CD
I never thought I liked the blues until I heard this guy. Simply incredible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Age ain't nuthin' but a number Feb. 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
Jonny Lang has it -- whatever it is -- call it musical integrity, roots, passion, feel or a simple and real sense of the song. His age is irrelevant. He had it as a kid and is only getting better and more refined. And his songwriting is just as inspired. I'm a huge fan of the blues and you cannot deny the wondrous blues foundation of Johnny's music. It's in the heart of his performance. No wonder it's so soulful, free-spirited and without any posturing or self-importance. I fell in love with this record on my first play. There's no need to keep Jonny in the traditional 16-bar blues format -- he's got a lot to say and he needs a mosaic of musical styles in which to create. Bravo Jonny! This endorsement comes from a 30-something-year-old singer/songwriter who takes her music very seriously. You have captured my attention and I look forward to all you have to offer now and in the future! You're a breath of much-needed fresh air in this "business" of music.
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Okay, so I read all the hype and had to give it a listen. It sound's like trouble from day one, you just can't have a kid that young singing the blues. That's the conventional wisdom, but hey, you never know till you actually hear the dude.

Unfortunately it is true.. he is too young. It's not that this CD is bad by any means, in fact it is pretty good. Its very well made and the vocal and instrumental performances are all pretty much top grade. There is a slight problem however.. it's just not real.. it's as phoney as a 3 dollar bill.

It's nothing new for white kids to sing like black bluesmen, Mick Jagger made his fortune from that, but mostly he just sang covers, as tributes to the originals. Mr Lang seems to have completely submerged himself in another persona while singing, and he comes across as a caricature of what he perceives a blues singer to be. This is not his fault, it all comes with being young and inexperienced and foolish. (Thats what being young is). The fault lies with him releasing recordings in the first place. He is obviously a very talented individual, but he should be paying his dues, not ringing up the cash register. There are foundations that must be laid and years of preparation before releasing your work to the masses.

I for one will be eagerly awaiting what Mr Lang has to offer in years to come, once he has matured to the point of being taken seriously. Until that time he would be better served by not releasing any music, unless he wants to play down to his own level. There's nothing wrong with kids playing pop/punk/whatever. I loved punk with its simplistic purity. It's phoney for 50-60 year old has beens to play kids music, and it's equally phoney for kids to pretend they're adults. To thine own self be true.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Put too Much faith in it July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a classic example of follow-up disc. In this case, the album has gone too much to the producers. The songs themselves are good, but on most of the tracks, Jonny's voice is so mixed out that you can hardly here him. Which is a shame, because Jonny has an amazing voice. There are some good songs on there, and his guitar playing is good. But compared to Lie To Me, this just seem weak
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5.0 out of 5 stars A CD that will make you a True Lang Fan Aug. 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
A friend gave this CD to me for a birthday present. Since listening to the songs the first time, I have been hooked on Jonny. This CD has everything from Rock/blues, ballads, to Louisana Blues! There is something for everyone. This CD also shows how much this young man is maturing in his talents. A MUST have for anyone that likes good music! It hooked me on this man...and I have no doubt that it will do the same for you!
Walkin' Away, Breakin' Me, Cherry Red Wine, I Am....my very favorites...but ALL are great tunes.
Enjoy your purchase, it's worth every penny!
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3.0 out of 5 stars bad production Aug. 5 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Great Lang soulfulness but hard to listen to. Every track is put down at high volume, distorting the dynamics. Half way through you'll lose interest. Any given song starts out interesting but the bad production makes listening to the whole CD a "no thanks".
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for Jonny Boy July 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Jonny Lang in person, and would like to say that while his facial expressions mirror the face of someone passing a kidney stone, his music/voice tells a different story. After seeing him in person, it's hard to believe this voice comes out of that skinny white boy. :) There's a wide variety of sounds, from blues to funk, all well composed. I recommend this cd along w/"Lie to Me". My favorites on "Wander This World" are: I Am, Breakin' Me (break out the tissues), Wander This World and Angel of Mercy (I can just hear BB King doing that song). Go see him live, it's a great show!!!
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