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Thread #87672   Message #1638411
Posted By: Bobert
31-Dec-05 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Alanabits new CD
Subject: Alanabits new CD
Well, Happy New Year to me!!!

Alans latest CD has just arrived here in this mountain holler and all I can say is, WOW!!!

What a great mix of sounds and stories... I've only given it one listen tonight as yet but "Traveler's Tales" is so filled with surprises and twiosts that it's gonna take a few listens to get them all sorted out... He's go dobros and mandolins and women chorus girls and keyboards and harps and, and, and...

The CD's title song is a hard driving song with some spooky dobro but with an overall feel of optimism and freeness to it... There are pretty songs and songs that ain't so pretty about stuff down in the pits where the hard battles are fought, won or lost... Eevn some of the pretty songs, like on "Ballad of Sam Brown" hetalks about his borther fallin' from a bomb bal;st in the "Great War" yet there is that hope in:

Though the night's dark I see
There's a light shines on me
There's a light up there shining down on me

Yes, this is going to be a very special New Years Eve with Alan's CD to play over and over again...

Thanks, Alan... Great songs... Great arrangements... Great instrumentation...

Congratulations, my frined, and thanks...