(Perhaps his finest album to date)
Bap's new album Let's Start Again has been reviewed and awarded 4 stars by Control Alt Country.
The text of the review is as follows as translated from Dutch to English (by Google!)
Click here to read on the review site in the original Dutch
The Northern Irishman Bap Kennedy is what you call a real hit in the (European ) Americana happen. A real songwriters ' songwriter . Just a pity that so few people still seem to want to understand ... With " Let's Start Again" , have now yet again sixth solo album after his days as leader of rock band Enery Orchard serves Kennedy eleven additional reasons for him as a fan of the genre immediately firmly on the chest press. No reputable fans as Steve Earle or Mark Knopfler nearby to lend a hand to stabbing while this time , but that could not spoil the fun definitely . In a shared production with his buddy Wallace Mudd and with the necessary hand and abetted by quite a few local musical talent Kennedy delivers his perhaps finest album to date off . Americana of the better kind reigns here . Without this even remotely have to work otherwise limiting. Stylistic variation indeed no dearth of " Let's Start Again" . The summer's " King Of Mexico" plays as for example emphatically with Central and South America come naturally to musical influences , " Revelation Blues " and "If Things Do not Change" prove mischievous winks towards country blues , title song "Let's Start Again " is pretty melancholy filled country singer-songwriter and already very fragile -looking " Song Of Her Desire " and "Radio Waves " add on even a modest prize popsensitiviteit to it . "Heart Trouble" then revives a particular infectious Western Swing - interpretation , " Under My Wing " is just a very beautiful, very " seventies sensing " popriedeltje , " Strange Kid" " Americana pur" , " Let It Go " classic skilled slow honky-tonk and " Fool's Paradise " in all its a fake cheerfulness plenty on the sunny side of the late Willy DeVille reminiscent trifle . A good team for that !
"Let's Start Again " which is also available in a "Deluxe Edition" includes bonus CD containing a further football team worthy of "classic Bap recordings" à la "Long Time A Comin ' ," "Be Careful What You Wish For " and " Domestic Blues " . Add especially to your advantage !
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