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The Times

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
In at least one of his promo photos, Canadian singer/songwriter Carl Harvey is seen wearing a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt. Even if the Jamaica-born Torontonian didn't cover Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun" on his debut album, it would be clear that the late guitarist is a major influence. It's not that Harvey is attempting to be a pioneering guitar hero in the Hendrix mold -- that's a mug's game no matter who makes the attempt -- but more that Hendrix's cross-cultural aesthetic is all over The Times. These 12 songs range from Chicago-style electric blues ("The Last Time") to '70s-style soul ("I'll Be Your Friend") to skeletal Prince-ly funk ("Why You Wanna Be Like That") to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
In at least one of his promo photos, Canadian singer/songwriter Carl Harvey is seen wearing a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt. Even if the Jamaica-born Torontonian didn't cover Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun" on his debut album, it would be clear that the late guitarist is a major influence. It's not that Harvey is attempting to be a pioneering guitar hero in the Hendrix mold -- that's a mug's game no matter who makes the attempt -- but more that Hendrix's cross-cultural aesthetic is all over The Times. These 12 songs range from Chicago-style electric blues ("The Last Time") to '70s-style soul ("I'll Be Your Friend") to skeletal Prince-ly funk ("Why You Wanna Be Like That") to the groovy neo-psychedelia of the title track to churchy Bobby Womack-style rock gospel ("Freedom Train") and beyond. The Times is a bit too wide-ranging to appeal to format-driven radio, but Harvey's talent is in the way he fuses all of these styles into a sound that he can put his own stamp on.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: CARL HARVEY MUSIC
  • UPC: 620953090028
  • Catalog Number: 192003

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carl Harvey Primary Artist
Christopher Rouse Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Tony Zamagni Hammond Organ
Peter Miller Background Vocals
Quammie Williams Percussion
Cathy Young Background Vocals
Ricky Morrison Horn
Alannah Bridgewater Background Vocals
Wade O. Brown Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Christopher Rouse Vocal Arrangements
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Ricky Morrison Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Wade O. Brown Vocal Arrangements
Carl Harvey Composer
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