Hangover Music, Vol. VI

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Alice in Chains' shadow has grown longer as post-grunge settles into homogeny. Every outfit from Godsmack to Soil claims them as an influence; Staind's Aaron Lewis even wrote "Layne" in tribute to the band's departed frontman. Zakk Wylde throws his own goatee into that ring with Black Label Society's Hangover Music, Vol. 6, a largely acoustic album that recalls both Jar of Flies and Wylde's own Book of Shadows. He handles vocals, piano, and acoustic duties himself, also contributing the occasional display of electric guitar wizardry just to remind listeners of where he came from. Ozzy's influence looms at least as large as Alice in Chains -- he and his family are thanked ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Alice in Chains' shadow has grown longer as post-grunge settles into homogeny. Every outfit from Godsmack to Soil claims them as an influence; Staind's Aaron Lewis even wrote "Layne" in tribute to the band's departed frontman. Zakk Wylde throws his own goatee into that ring with Black Label Society's Hangover Music, Vol. 6, a largely acoustic album that recalls both Jar of Flies and Wylde's own Book of Shadows. He handles vocals, piano, and acoustic duties himself, also contributing the occasional display of electric guitar wizardry just to remind listeners of where he came from. Ozzy's influence looms at least as large as Alice in Chains -- he and his family are thanked prominently in the liner notes, and material like the ballad "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" sounds like it could have been written for him. Wylde also offers his own tribute to Staley, also called "Layne." Hangover Music's restraint is admirable, considering Wylde's fretboard prowess; in fact, the album's pretty damn mellow. "Won't Find It Here" cops the melody from U2's "One," while standouts "Crazy or High" and "Queen of Sorrow" feature wails from Wylde's electric over Southern rock-influenced acoustic licks and a rhythm section that includes Crowbar drummer Craig Nunenmacher. "Takillya Estyabon" is a brief burst of acoustic fretboard magic, and the piano-led "Woman Don't Cry" finds Wylde shelving his normally tortured moan in favor of a heartfelt croon comparable to Axl Rose on G N' R Lies. It makes the track one of the album's highlights, since Wylde's vocals on the majority of Hangover Music suggest he's a much better guitar player than he is a singer. Still, fans eager for fiery guitar work will enjoy "House of Doom," which joins the lighter "No Other" as the most obvious Alice in Chains tributes barring "Layne," of course. Hangover Music, Vol. 6 also includes an earnest, solo piano version of the Procol Harum classic rock radio fave "Whiter Shade of Pale."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992502625
  • Catalog Number: 25026
  • Sales rank: 30,739

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crazy or High (3:34)
  2. 2 Queen of Sorrow (4:15)
  3. 3 Steppin' Stone (4:54)
  4. 4 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (3:43)
  5. 5 Takillya (Estyabon) (0:39)
  6. 6 Won't Find It Here (6:26)
  7. 7 She Deserves A Free Ride (Val's Song) (4:19)
  8. 8 House of Doom (3:46)
  9. 9 Damage is Done (5:20)
  10. 10 Layne (5:15)
  11. 11 Woman Don't Cry (5:39)
  12. 12 No Other (4:59)
  13. 13 A Whiter Shade of Pale (5:08)
  14. 14 Once More (4:10)
  15. 15 Fear (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Label Society Primary Artist
Craig Nunemacher Drums
Zakk Wylde Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
John Tempesta Drums
James LoMenzo Bass
Mike Inez Bass
John "JD" DeServio Bass
Technical Credits
Barry Conley Engineer
Bill-Dog Dooley Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Zakk Wylde Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production, Art Conception
Bob Ringe Management
Eddie Mapp Audio Production
Barry Connley Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Once again.

    If you like Zakk Wylde, especially pride and glory and book of shadows, you will like this album. Very mellow, but solid all the way through, with nary a tune that rubs the wrong way. Not a normal Black Label Outing by any means, if you are looking for something heavy, look elsewhere.

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