Through a Crooked Sun

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
So enamored with the '70s he's decided to revive the decade all on his own, Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson can certainly create a vibe by stitching together remnants of the past. Equal parts Santana, Stones, Allmans, and acoustic Zeppelin, Through a Crooked Sun meanders amiably even if the music is largely reflective, not cheerful. Like Paper, his 2004 debut, this is decidedly a players record, but where that album felt overstuffed with guitars, Through a Crooked Sun relies on textures, all unveiled at a measured, mature pace. Robinson is an affectless singer, something that undercuts the introspection of the lyrics, yet his music has color, alternating ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
So enamored with the '70s he's decided to revive the decade all on his own, Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson can certainly create a vibe by stitching together remnants of the past. Equal parts Santana, Stones, Allmans, and acoustic Zeppelin, Through a Crooked Sun meanders amiably even if the music is largely reflective, not cheerful. Like Paper, his 2004 debut, this is decidedly a players record, but where that album felt overstuffed with guitars, Through a Crooked Sun relies on textures, all unveiled at a measured, mature pace. Robinson is an affectless singer, something that undercuts the introspection of the lyrics, yet his music has color, alternating from extended interpolations of the back half of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" to stark, ringing folk, all punctuated by Southern rockers that ramble instead of rush.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Label: Thirty Tigers
  • UPC: 616892179665
  • Catalog Number: 9217966
  • Sales rank: 13,287

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rich Robinson Primary Artist, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Karl Berger Piano, Metallophone
John Lindberg Upright Bass
Warren Haynes Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Larry Campbell Pedal Steel Guitar
Adam Widoff Keyboards
Joe Magistro Percussion, Drums
Dana Thompson Vocals
Steve Molitz Keyboards
John Madeski Keyboards
Technical Credits
Danny Kirwan Composer
Jeremy Spencer Composer
John McVie Composer
Jimmy Eppard Guitar Techician
Chris Athens Mastering
Doug Redler Guitar Techician
Chris Bittner Engineer
Rich Robinson Composer, Producer
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