Praise from Italy for Let's Start Again !
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The "pen" by Bap Kennedy is a fountain of value, one that uses only part of good opportunities to write important things. The words that need to stay in time. And with good things and the important fifty-songwriter Belfast has always left on the blank sheet of paper, although he continued his career without the deserved recognition from the public as would be granted, just like a pen value always kept hidden for fear of being consumed by most. Beauty is no exception even this new Let's Start Again that comes just two years after the previous Sailor's Revenge that was produced by Mark Knopfler, perhaps the artistic peak as a writer, and it was the perfect match between American music crossed from the very ' solo debut Domestic Blues under the protective wing of Steve Earle who wanted very strongly in the Nashville- american roots then amplified by personal tribute to Hank Williams and his real-Celtic roots, developed in the distant past by working with the mentor Van Morrison has always stravisto for him since he was a "rocker" playing in the Energy Orchard , his first band with five albums in discography. Substantially less misty and melancholy of the previous irish, this time, Kennedy, author honest and musically curious like a real sailor of both worlds, returns to his musical past, yes riabbracciando the country but returning to his record in Northern Ireland with the help in production of the old friend "found" Mudd Wallace , and playing along with the faithful band that accompanies him live a more substantial number of local musicians: his wife Brenda Boyd on bass, Gordy McAlliser on guitars, Rabb Bennett on drums,John McCullough on keyboards, Noel Lenaghan mandolin, Richard Nelson on pedal steel and dobro and John Fitzpatrick on violin. Simplicity, maturity and style, combined with the romantic positivity of the texts, are characteristics that emerge in each of the eleven songs that range across the board, revisiting entire career: the great outdoors by country led by pedal steel and slide ( Let's Start Again, the up time of the choral Revelation Blues, the infectious lightness of a burning desire in Song Of Her Desire), the love of rock 'n' roll in the '50s doo-wop to If Things Do not Change and Heart Trouble almost to caress the jazz but with a guide ispiratissimo violin, folk step slow waltz (Let It Go), and the lulling memory lane radio waves that permeate Radio Waves, the ardent Under My Wing between the Caribbean and Van Morrison, and dips in the atmosphere caliente, Tex-Mex and Latin ( Fool's Paradiseand King Of Mexico that moves at the same pace de La Bamba ) demonstrating that his "pen" has more colors: gray and less fresh than the previous Sailor's Revenge but more red and burning. Worthy of note, finally, the deluxe edition that includes a disc anymore. A sort of greatest hits album contains eleven tracks selected from his old records: Domestic Blues, Lonely Street, Howl On, The Big Picture , plus two acoustic versions of Jimmy Sanchez and Please Return To Jesus . A record of the highest class with songwriting yet imprinted on the freshness and vitality of the novice but written with the maturity of a veteran, and capable of leading, at a slow pace but with some long stride, my gloomy days this winter to the upcoming spring.
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