Back to the River - (Import CD)
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- Contemporary Blues
- Mono / Stereo
- Derek Trucks; George Drakoulias
- Back to the River *
Personnel: Susan Tedeschi (vocals, guitars, background vocals); Matt Slocum (piano, keyboards); Ted Pecchio (bass guitar); Tyler Greenwell (drums, percussion); Dave Yoke.
Additional personnel: Derek Trucks (guitars, slide guitar); Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Louris (guitars, background vocals); Josh Stewart, Brendan O'Brien (guitars); Kyle Newmaster, Jamie Hovorka (trumpet); Jeremy Levy (trombone); Robert Walter (keyboards); George Drakoulias (percussion, background vocals); Julia Waters, Maxine Willard Waters (background vocals); Robert Hardt, Alex Budman.
While its predecessor, 2005's HOPE AND DESIRE, found blues-rocker Susan Tedeschi getting on a soul train, BACK TO THE RIVER represents that phrase beloved by hardcore fans of any artist, "a return to form." Tedeschi is back to the hard-hitting, bluesy sound with which she made her name, and her joy at this stylistic homecoming is clearly audible; you can hear it both in the throaty abandon of her vocals and in the unfettered fury with which she digs into her guitar solos. While there's still a soul flavor present in some of the tracks here, it takes a back seat to the visceral, string-bending, blues-belting sound that will forever be identified as Tedeschi's true trademark.
- Country of Origin
- Verve Forecast
- Universal Distribution
- Susan Tedeschi
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Talking About
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] 700 Houses
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Back To The River
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Love Will
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Butterfly
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] People
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Learning The Hard Way
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Revolutionize Your Soul
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] True
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Break In The Road
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Can't Sleep At Night
- Studio / Live
Dirty Linen (p.42) - "[S]he draws from a variety of Southern sounds including blues, gospel, R&B, and swamp rock to create a potent mix that's as hot as the Mississippi sun on an old tar road."
Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "BACK TO THE RIVER is never less than a solid showcase..."
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