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Language of the Soul

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Language of the Soul is a wonderful change of pace for guitarist Ronnie Earl. The record is the first all-instrumental album Earl has recorded and, if anything, it's even more successful than his full-fledged, band-oriented records. Working without vocals has given him the freedom to try all sorts of new things, whether it's the jazzy interludes of "Indigo Burrell" or the gospel-flavored "I Am With You." Earl's compositions aren't memorable in and of themselves he wrote all but two of the cuts, yet they give him the opportunity to play freely. He comes up with some truly remarkable solo passages, offering definitive proof that he's one of the best contemporary blues ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Language of the Soul is a wonderful change of pace for guitarist Ronnie Earl. The record is the first all-instrumental album Earl has recorded and, if anything, it's even more successful than his full-fledged, band-oriented records. Working without vocals has given him the freedom to try all sorts of new things, whether it's the jazzy interludes of "Indigo Burrell" or the gospel-flavored "I Am With You." Earl's compositions aren't memorable in and of themselves he wrote all but two of the cuts, yet they give him the opportunity to play freely. He comes up with some truly remarkable solo passages, offering definitive proof that he's one of the best contemporary blues guitarists of the '90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1994
  • Label: Bullseye Blues
  • UPC: 011661955424
  • Catalog Number: 619554
  • Sales rank: 84,999

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eddie's Gospel Groove - Ronnie Earl (5:09)
  2. 2 Beautiful Child - Ronnie Earl (8:27)
  3. 3 Indigo Burrell - Ronnie Earl (5:35)
  4. 4 Blues for Martin Luther King - Ronnie Earl (6:14)
  5. 5 Harvard Square Stomp - Ronnie Earl (3:40)
  6. 6 Barcelona Morning - Ronnie Earl (4:55)
  7. 7 I Am with You - Ronnie Earl (9:04)
  8. 8 Green Light - Ronnie Earl (3:57)
  9. 9 Through Floods and Storms - Ronnie Earl (4:43)
  10. 10 Blue Guitar - Ronnie Earl (5:03)
  11. 11 Bill's Blues - Ronnie Earl (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Primary Artist
Ronnie Earl Indexed Contributor, Guitar
Bruce Katz Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ
Rod Carey Bass Guitar
Per Hanson Drums
Paul Ahlstrand Tenor Saxophone
Gospel Mets Vocals
Lisa Hale Vocals
Adrienne Hayes Guitar
Edith Langston Vocals
Rosetta Smith Vocals
Kevin Watson Tenor Saxophone
Ed O'Brien Guitar
Technical Credits
Ronnie Earl Composer, Producer
Bob Kempf Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Steve Drown Engineer
Neal Ward Engineer
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