"Beautiful songs, simple and fresh, playing divinely" - Mescalina (Italy)
Let's Start Again has received another great review from Mescalina Music Magazine, Italy.
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The following is the text of the review as translated to English (by Google!)
There was much anticipation for the release of this new album after The Sailor 's revenge two years ago had wowed audiences and critics alike, placing the work of Bap Kennedy on many year-end rankings of the best albums of the year 2012. A proper recognition for a career that began with the Energy Orchard in the late '80s and continued into the next decade with 5 albums and continued with 5 more solo albums from the Domestic Blues(1998) up to, through collaborations with artists such as Steve Earle, Van Morrison, Shane Macgowan, his masterpiece that is The Sailor's Revenge , great job starring Mark Knopfler. Bap Kennedy is a great craftsman of music, which perhaps did not get all the accolades he deserved, but he always produced albums excellent, building a bridge between Irish music and the music of the American tradition, in a successful mix of country, folk, rock, blues and soul. This his sixth work, let's start again , do not betray the expectations giving a beautiful and pleasant album that is just a hair away by the magic of the previous work. eleven tracks, where the atmosphere is more relaxed, soft, where there are fewer flavors Irish / Celtic, a disc with the most diverse and international sounds, but where the great music is present in every single song on the disc. Accompanied by a band, Brenda Boyd Kennedy on bass, Gordy McAlliser on guitars, Rabb Bennett on drums, John McCullough on keyboards, mandolin Noel Lenaghan, Richard Nelson on pedal steel and dobro and John Fitzpatrick on the violin, in great harmony and in perfect harmony, Bap Kennedy leads us, with great use of violin, vintage keyboards and delicious choruses, on a musical journey through space and time. 's initial title track, Let's start again , it is a delicate and melancholic ballad with a great vocal support of Brenda, his partner in life, Revelation blues is an upbeat country-blues with banjo and fiddle in evidence, King of Mexico , with a start that reminds us of La Bamba, leads us perfumes Latin, Tex-Mex and South of the border in one of the best tracks of the entire disc. There are times where Bap explores calypso, to Jimmy Buffett, as in fool's paradise , cheerful, joyful, Caribbean, others where the American tradition with steel and violin comes out as in Let it go , slow waltz, country or Heart Trouble classic western swing that never fails in its work and in swinging, to Lyle Lovett, If things . Others defining moment of the album is Radio Waves , a dip in the "sixities" with the soul of Motown, with lots of delicious chants of "sha la la la", mixed with sounds of country. Fine songs, simple and fresh, played divinely, a pleasure for the senses, a great confirmation, a great record that you absolutely do not have to run away. Bap is rebooted again, great! Of note, the availability of a Limited Deluxe Edition version, where a second disc there are 9 songs from his first four solo albums, Domestic blues ( 1998), Lonely Street (2000) The Big picture(2005), Howl On (2009) and two delicious version acoustic Jimmy Sanchez and Please return to Jesus , two of the most beautiful songs of The Sailor's Revenge , his masterpiece.
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