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Call Off The Search ~ Katie Melua
Call Off The Search ~ Katie Melua
4.0 out of 5 stars Check out track 2..., June 14 2004
Norah Jones comparisons abound and rightly so because, like her, Katie Melua can really sing. But, wait a minute, in amongst the high quality, perfectly executed, but essentially MOR ballads that form the core of this album, what's happening on track 2, "Crawling up a Hill"? Something very different... a brilliant down-tempo interpretation of a little heard R&B number, originally released as their first single by the UK's John Mayall's Bluesbreakers some 40 years ago. Exciting at the time and much, much better this time around thanks to Katie Melua's beautifully controlled vocals, some exceptional playing, and a production that extracts the best from its excellent lyrics &… Read more
Carl Perkins & Friends <b>DVD</b> ~ Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins & Friends DVD ~ Carl Perkins
Quite simply one of the best live recordings ever made. Wonderful "rockabilly" and "rock 'n roll" songs, brilliantly played in a "low key" show that's packed full of the sheer enthusiasm that only live music can generate. Eric Clapton, George Harrison & Ringo Starr do much more than just turn out to add "megastar" interest as they're quickly swept up by the electric atmosphere of the evening and, along with Dave Edmunds, Rosanne Cash and a host of others, become part of a hugely talented backing group who are clearly having the time of their lives playing along with a rock legend on top form. Carl Perkins signs off after the final, spine-tingling rendition of "Blue Suede Shoes" with tears… Read more
Dj Kicks ~ Thievery Corporation (Various)
Dj Kicks ~ Thievery Corporation (Various)
5.0 out of 5 stars More class grooves..., May 28 2004
Like their Austrian peers, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation know how to mix and, like K&D, their "DJ Kicks" album is a class act in both its production and its selection of tracks. More down-tempo than K&D's offering but equally interesting in its sequencing, it scans a broader palette of styles from bossa-nova, through Indian sitars to deep Jamaican dub. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen?... well, not here, because in these guys' hands each track is integrated seamlessly into an hour long musical journey that's held together by lock-tight beats and overlays. Genuinely interesting and perfectly crafted it's another example of just how good "laid-back" club music can be in… Read more