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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ian Hunter sounded younger than his years on 2007's Shrunken Heads, but on its 2009 sequel, Man Overboard, he shows signs of age in his weathered rasp as well as the album's slower tempos and greater emphasis on ragged acoustic arrangement. Older doesn't necessarily mean any less vigorous, though, at least not in Hunter's case. He writes and sings like a man who thinks he might have seen it all but isn't quite sure, so he keeps going, turning out tunes that feel familiar in form but fresh in substance. Since Man Overboard doesn't always rock as furiously as Shrunken Heads, it's easier to appreciate his songcraft and how deeply felt the performances are, whether ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ian Hunter sounded younger than his years on 2007's Shrunken Heads, but on its 2009 sequel, Man Overboard, he shows signs of age in his weathered rasp as well as the album's slower tempos and greater emphasis on ragged acoustic arrangement. Older doesn't necessarily mean any less vigorous, though, at least not in Hunter's case. He writes and sings like a man who thinks he might have seen it all but isn't quite sure, so he keeps going, turning out tunes that feel familiar in form but fresh in substance. Since Man Overboard doesn't always rock as furiously as Shrunken Heads, it's easier to appreciate his songcraft and how deeply felt the performances are, whether Hunter is nimbly leading his band of pros through the country-rock ramble of "The Great Escape," cranking up the boogie on "Up and Running," writes a rock & roll love song as funny and knowing as "The Girl from the Office," or turning in another finely honed bittersweet epic on the closer, "River of Tears." Nothing here is flashy, which is keeping in a long tradition of Hunter's and is yet another reason why he's often called underrated, but when he's making records as rich and resonant as Man Overboard at the age of 70, it's hard not to listen with not a small degree of wonder.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396616725
  • Catalog Number: 6167
  • Sales rank: 77,922

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Great Escape (4:29)
  2. 2 Arms and Legs (4:34)
  3. 3 Up and Running (3:47)
  4. 4 Man Overboard (5:16)
  5. 5 Babylon Blues (4:54)
  6. 6 Girl from the Office (4:35)
  7. 7 Flowers (3:32)
  8. 8 These Feelings (4:01)
  9. 9 Win It All (2:24)
  10. 10 Way with Words (4:15)
  11. 11 River of Tears (5:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ian Hunter Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Mark Bosch Guitar
Andy Burton Piano, Accordion, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Vox Organ, Marxophone, Piano (Grand)
Dane Clark Tabla
Steve Holley Percussion, Drums
Jim Mastro Bouzouki, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Hi String Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone)
Paul Page Bass
Jack Petruzzelli Piano, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Andy York Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Vibes, chamberlain, Guitar Loops, Resonator, Guitar (Baritone)
Cat Martino Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ian Hunter Composer, Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Peter Moshay Engineer
Andy York Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Justin Purington Computer Editing
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Timeless Songwriter

    Ian Hunter has been a prolific solo artist, eclipsing the output of his storied Mott the Hoople days. The ability to convey the story via his songs has always been a strength. While the songs of his youth were appropriate to those times and activities, we find a wise and sage storyteller at work throughout this CD.

    Ian utilizes many of the same group of musicians he had assembled for 2007's Shrunken Heads effort, primarily teaming in production and playing with Andy York to deliver another set of heartfelt, life experiences to present to the listener. A very solid line-up of talent maintains the quality of music that forms the foundation for Ian's tales and travails.

    To be 70 and to be able to write, sing and deliver these songs is a remarkable achievement. Hunter begins by telling a story in his youth (The Great Escape) where he had to make himself scarce in order not to end up in a fight he obviously would have been overmatched in. The story is obviously that of a young mans' brashness, with an older man's wisdom now telling the tale. No need for Ian to edit the facts to come out as the hero- he is comfortable in his skin, if nothing else.

    Other standouts include, the title track "Man Overboard", "Flowers" "Babylon Blues" "These Feelings" and "River of Tears". If the TV show "The Office" ever needs a new musical element I would have to recommend Ian's "Girl From the Office".

    I am biased by the sheer brilliance that Ian has always provided to his fans and music lovers overall. He is simply one of the very best at his craft, and it is a craft to him. May he continue to write and perform his works of magic as long as he wants.

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