What does it sound like?:
I bought 3 albums on the one day and all were bought with trepidation – but with each I had different reasons for the trrepidation. Mary Gauthier’s album of last year sounded like another gut wrencher documenting her emotional torture after a broken relationship- and it was . Steve Earle has also had a break up but he should be used to them. His album was reported as straight up blues and I feared it could be just a bar band thumper and so far it seems that way. Then there’s Bob’s newie. It seems like he is working through his bucket-list of things he wants to do – Xmas album – tick,next up Bobby does Frankie. I wonder what’s next. Most will know the background. He has his tour band playing pretty much live in the studio, doing stripped down sparse interpretations of songs that may not necessarily have been made famous by Sinatra but have at least been sung by him. Maybe these were just songs Dylan liked and the marketers packaged it up as a collection of Sinatra songs.But I digress. The trepidation -well it’s obvious innit. Perhaps the greatest voice » Continue Reading.