It's Harder Now

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Barnes & Noble - John Milward
Wilson Pickett first discovered his soul-baring shout singing the Lord's music, but he became a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by being the bad boy of '60s soul. "I'm a Midnight Mover," Pickett declared on one of the many memorable Atlantic hits collected on A MAN AND A HALF, and the passage of time has done little to mellow the 58-year-old singer. On IT'S HARDER NOW, his first album in more than a decade, Pickett frames his rich and raspy voice with soulful arrangements reminiscent of his Muscle Shoals glory days and courtesy of producer-guitarist Jon Tiven. The sentimental "Soul Survivor," co-written by master songwriter Dan Penn, weaves a songbook of soul...
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Barnes & Noble - John Milward
Wilson Pickett first discovered his soul-baring shout singing the Lord's music, but he became a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by being the bad boy of '60s soul. "I'm a Midnight Mover," Pickett declared on one of the many memorable Atlantic hits collected on A MAN AND A HALF, and the passage of time has done little to mellow the 58-year-old singer. On IT'S HARDER NOW, his first album in more than a decade, Pickett frames his rich and raspy voice with soulful arrangements reminiscent of his Muscle Shoals glory days and courtesy of producer-guitarist Jon Tiven. The sentimental "Soul Survivor," co-written by master songwriter Dan Penn, weaves a songbook of soul hooks into a tribute in which Pickett dryly declares, "I remember 1965, everybody was still alive." But Pickett is more interested in nookie than nostalgia, and on songs like "What's Under That Dress," "Stomp," and "All About Sex," his bawdy intentions are made abundantly clear. On "It Ain't Easy," Pickett's backdoor Lothario even tries to elicit sympathy. "It ain't easy," he complains, "loving somebody else's girl." Pickett's one-track mind suggests why he's known as the Wicked Pickett, just as his powerful voice confirms that he's a soul survivor.
All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Most modern-day soul albums, especially those of the comeback variety, usually fall several steps short of their goal; the production is some sort of mummified "this-is-how-the-old-records-sounded" rehash, the band while playing very competently just lays there flat and lifeless, and the singers always sound about ten squares past their prime. A nice little trip down nostalgia lane, perhaps, but if you're going to compare this to their best work from the late '50s to mid-'60s, the new recordings just don't stack up, no way. But here's the album that proves to be a major league exception to the rule. It took Wilson Pickett something like 12 years to get around to making another record, but it definitely was worth the wait. Pickett is in top form on It's Harder Now, with a brand new batch of tunes, almost all of them co-written by producer-guitarist-bandleader Jon Tiven, with the Wicked One contributing to five of the 11 tunes onboard. His sore-throated howl is still mightily intact, even in the falsetto regions yep, he can still hit those high screeches that fueled his best work on Atlantic, and his energy and instincts are as finely tuned as ever. Modern-day soul albums are seldom very rewarding, but this one is and then some. It's a comeback album that exceeds all expectations and acts as proof that Pickett is still wicked heading into the 21st century. Lovers of real soul music should add this one to their shopping list; it'll make you dance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1999
  • Label: Bullseye Blues
  • UPC: 011661962521
  • Catalog Number: 619625

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Outskirts of Town (3:24)
  2. 2 Taxi Love (3:54)
  3. 3 What's Under That Dress? (3:27)
  4. 4 Stomp (6:20)
  5. 5 Soul Survivor (4:41)
  6. 6 It's Harder Now (3:45)
  7. 7 It Ain't Easy (3:09)
  8. 8 Bad People (2:39)
  9. 9 All About Sex (3:29)
  10. 10 Better Him Than Me (3:40)
  11. 11 Stone Crazy World (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wilson Pickett Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Crispin Cioe Saxophone
Laurence Etkin Trumpet
Paul Griffin Organ
Simon Kirke Percussion, Drums
Eddie Kramer Tambourine
Muzz Skillings Bass, Background Vocals
Jon Tiven Organ, Guitar, Piano
Mitch Weissman Background Vocals
Jol Dantzig Rhythm Guitar
Billie Ray Martin Background Vocals
Charlie Feldman Background Vocals
Sally Tiven Bass
Todd Snare Percussion, Drums
Mason Casey Harmonica, Background Vocals
Lou Benjamin Background Vocals
Sally Kirke Percussion, Drums
Julia Schell Background Vocals
Sky Williams Keyboards
Theresa Williams Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Wilson Pickett Arranger
Jon Tiven Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Tom Coyne Mastering
Joe Johnson Engineer
Sky Williams Arranger
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