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пятница, 17 февраля 2017 г.

Keith Gattis - Big City Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 48:07
Size: 110,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big City Blues - 3:42
 2. Reconsider - 3:53
 3. El Cerrito Place - 5:58
 4. Same to Me - 4:09
 5. Wish I Had You - 2:49
 6. Down Again - 4:28
 7. Don't Lie - 5:12
 8. The Bottom - 5:06
 9. California - 3:52
10. Hard On Me - 3:48
11. Somebody Told Me - 5:05

Coming nearly a decade after Keith Gattis' self-titled RCA album, his one and only major-label recording, Big City Blues is quite the change from Keith Gattis' slick Music Row production, which made the singer/songwriter sound like just another in an endless parade of indistinguishable hat acts. Big City Blues opens with the melodramatic title track, an anguished and mildly profane complaint set to a slow-burning arrangement of organ and a seemingly looped drum part that sounds like it could have come from a Portishead album. The rest of the album is more traditional but just as low-key, with small-combo arrangements that mostly leave the pedal steel unplugged in favor of soulful Hammond B-3 sounds and bottleneck guitar, as on the mopey "Reconsider." An ineffable sense of loss and resignation hangs over the album as a whole, one that makes it sound as if Gattis' label difficulties were the least of his worries over the lost decade. Ballad-heavy to the point that even relatively upbeat tunes like the bluesy rocker "Wish I Had You" are overlaid with sadness, Big City Blues is the dark side of the eternal optimism that powers so much country music.

Big City Blues

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