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|Acoustic Alchemy||Primary Artist, Primary Artist|
|Snake Davis||Saxophone, Human Whistle|
|Richard Bull||Programming, Producer, Engineer|
|Greg Carmichael||Producer, Liner Notes|
|Matt Marshall||Executive Producer|
|Rodney Dawson||Digital Editing|
|Janet Wolsborn||Art Direction|
Posted October 1, 2010
Admittedly, being a fan for over 10 years and owning all previous albums, there would be little arm twisting to get me to buy the latest album from Acoustic Alchemy. However, this album turned out to be an instant favorite. Alchemy have gone beyond the death of guitarist Nick Webb to new heights in music. The songs are big, bold, and full of life. The sound is amazing. One thing that has always been true of AA is that they are diverse and that really shows in this CD. They are able to roll Jazz, New Age, Country, and Reggae into one impressive album! Fantastic musicianship was plenty as well. I have no doubt that this CD will be among my favorites for a long time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
I had just finished a mid-term and needed some sonic relief for a drive along a backcountry road in the southwest near the Rio Grande River. 'Angel of the South'was the perfect groove to set the mood for a drive among the pecan groves and chile fields. With the addition of Guy Barkers' trumpet, I felt like an angel of the southwest was guiding me. Sometimes when such a hard groove is laid out and you are bopping in your vehicle, others notice you're onto something smoking! This describes 'Panama Cat' to a tee. Snake Davis on the saxophone slithers in and out of the groove with the guitars seamlessly. The special effects underneath the acoustic lead line really put the melody out in front and says, 'Listen to me.' With 'Trail Blazer' I felt I had stumble on an Allman Brothers track hidden somewhere in the archival vaults. The lilting harmony guitar parts and the piano create a vivid soundtrack to go along with the pastoral sky and desert landscaped mountains looking towards the east on my reflective southwestern drive. For me, this was definitely a five star production. A job well done goes out to Greg Carmichael and rest of the players of Acoustic Alchemy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.