Pine/Cross Dover

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
They may only be good for a mere handful of new studio albums per decade, but when Masters of Reality decide to rear their head, you can always count on main members Chris Goss and John Leamy delivering tasty helpings of rock music that are nearly impossible to pin down to a single style. And the chain remains very much intact with their sixth studio release overall, 2009's Pine/Cross Dover. One obvious musical comparison is Queens of the Stone Age, and for good reason -- Goss has produced many a Queens of the Stone Age album over the years (as well as their precursor band, Kyuss). Case in point, the kick-ass album-opener "King Richard TLH," which contains one of the best ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
They may only be good for a mere handful of new studio albums per decade, but when Masters of Reality decide to rear their head, you can always count on main members Chris Goss and John Leamy delivering tasty helpings of rock music that are nearly impossible to pin down to a single style. And the chain remains very much intact with their sixth studio release overall, 2009's Pine/Cross Dover. One obvious musical comparison is Queens of the Stone Age, and for good reason -- Goss has produced many a Queens of the Stone Age album over the years (as well as their precursor band, Kyuss). Case in point, the kick-ass album-opener "King Richard TLH," which contains one of the best warped grooves since Queens of the Stone Age's "Monsters in the Parasol." But there are also plenty of tracks that come directly out of left field -- including the meandering instrumental "Johnny's Dream" (which at times recalls the more laid-back moments of such '70s fusion artists as Weather Report), as well as the violin-like riff of "Dreamtime Stomp," while "Testify to Love" manages to combine a monstrous Sabbath riff with psychedelic melodicism. From start to finish, Masters of Reality continue to march to the beat of their own drummer on Pine/Cross Dover.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Megaforce
  • UPC: 020286137122
  • Catalog Number: 61371
  • Sales rank: 69,707

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 King Richard TLH (4:20)
  2. 2 Absinthe Jim and Me (3:03)
  3. 3 Worm In the Silk (4:23)
  4. 4 Always (3:24)
  5. 5 Johnny's Dream (4:38)
  6. 6 Up In It (3:43)
  7. 7 Dreamtime Stomp (3:59)
  8. 8 Rosie's Presence (3:12)
  9. 9 The Whore of New Orleans (4:43)
  10. 10 Testify to Love (4:16)
  11. 11 Alfalfa (12:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Masters of Reality Primary Artist
Mark Christian Guitar
Chris Goss Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
John Leamy Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Group Member
Brian O'Connor Bass
Shawnee Smith Background Vocals
Brendon McNichol Bass
Mike Lowry Drums
David Catching Guitar
Missi Pyle Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mark Christian Composer
Chris Goss Composer, Producer
John Leamy Cover Design
Brendon McNichol Composer
Sheppard Composer
Pablo Clements Composer, Programming, Engineer
Aidan Lavelle Composer, Programming
Edmund Monsef Engineer
David Catching Composer
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