5 Alive!

5 Alive!

by Carbon Leaf
     
 
Celtic and jam band aesthetics merge to create a meandering, somewhat monochromatic impression throughout this live double-CD set. The first is the lesser element; emerald accoutrements pop up rarely in these largely acoustic mixes, and when they do they seem more decorative than essential. It would be easy, for example, to erase the prominent tin whistle part in

Overview

Celtic and jam band aesthetics merge to create a meandering, somewhat monochromatic impression throughout this live double-CD set. The first is the lesser element; emerald accoutrements pop up rarely in these largely acoustic mixes, and when they do they seem more decorative than essential. It would be easy, for example, to erase the prominent tin whistle part in "Wandrin' Around" without substantially affecting the song's integrity or impact. No vibrato and not much dynamic expression infect the solo and harmony vocals; even on the a cappella studio-recorded "Gloryland" the rustic Appalachian echoes come across as correct but somewhat bloodless. The band, similarly, purrs contentedly, revealing no rough edges and betraying few outbursts of passion. (The arco bass solo and snappy hand percussion that kick off "American Tale" offer stimulating contrast to this otherwise mellow flow.) Even the audience seems pretty sedate, silent during the music and warmly appreciative, though not exactly hysterical, between tracks. With plenty of familiar titles from previous albums, 5 Alive! offers comfort to the converted and something less than that to newcomers.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2012
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0783707696324
catalogNumber:
5637241020

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carbon Leaf   Primary Artist
Carlos Chafin   Accordion,Keyboards
Terry Clark   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Barry Privett   Harmonica,Vocals,tin whistle
Jordan Medas   Double Bass
Carter Gravatt   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Scott Milstead   Percussion,Drums
Brad Thomas   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Bob Daisley   Composer
Randy Rhoads   Composer
Brian Robertson   Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor   Composer
Brian Hoffa   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Carbon Leaf   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Barry Privett   Composer,Lyricist
Chris Buford   Engineer
Chris Cofield   Graphic Design
Dublin OShea   Arranger
Mosley   Composer

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