Tribal

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Imelda May's fourth studio album, 2014's Tribal, finds the Irish chanteuse balancing an '80s-influenced new wave rockabilly energy with a few of old-school '50s ballads and a bit of country twang. Produced by Mike Crossey, who previously helmed projects by Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, and others, Tribal features all of the elements that have made May such a breakthrough artist since her 2003 debut, No Turning Back. Here we get her bright, puckered vocal attack showcased on a bevy of instantly infectious cuts. As with her past albums, Tribal is split down the middle between songs written by May and songs penned by her husband and longtime creative partner, guitarist Darrel ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Imelda May's fourth studio album, 2014's Tribal, finds the Irish chanteuse balancing an '80s-influenced new wave rockabilly energy with a few of old-school '50s ballads and a bit of country twang. Produced by Mike Crossey, who previously helmed projects by Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, and others, Tribal features all of the elements that have made May such a breakthrough artist since her 2003 debut, No Turning Back. Here we get her bright, puckered vocal attack showcased on a bevy of instantly infectious cuts. As with her past albums, Tribal is split down the middle between songs written by May and songs penned by her husband and longtime creative partner, guitarist Darrel Higham. There is also one track, the lyrical, '50s-inspired lullaby "Little Pixie," co-written by May and her brother Fintan Clabby. From the opening title track, which hints at Bow Wow Wow's Burundi beat style, to the fiery Cramps-meets-B-52s-sounding "Wild Woman," May digs deep into the kind of wide-eyed '80s punk-does-'50s-rock & roll that bands like Restless and the Escalators championed in the early part of the '80s. Elsewhere, she delivers a handful of equally compelling songs, including the jaunty country-swing of "It's Good to Be Alive," the yearning and moody "Gypsy in Me," and the cavernous and bluesy "Wicked Way." Ultimately, May has always been a Celtic rockabilly goddess, armed with her trademark front-rolled pompadour and Irish bodhrán drum. Tribal is her call to arms; her statement of purpose. As she sings on the title track," When you look in the mirror, tell me what do you see/Someone new or your ancestry?/You're a king, you're a queen, you're a wizard, a fool/Or if you're me, then rockabilly rules." Whether it's an ancient Celtic tribe or a tribe of leather-jacketed rockers, May and her fans belong.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2014
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602537635580
  • Catalog Number: 002081002
  • Sales rank: 6,323

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tribal (3:00)
  2. 2 Wild Woman (2:31)
  3. 3 It's Good to Be Alive (3:49)
  4. 4 Gypsy in Me (4:34)
  5. 5 Little Pixie (3:38)
  6. 6 Hellfire Club (3:25)
  7. 7 Five Good Men (2:41)
  8. 8 Ghost of Love (3:39)
  9. 9 Wicked Way (3:50)
  10. 10 Round the Bend (3:06)
  11. 11 I Wanna Dance (2:52)
  12. 12 Right Amount of Wrong (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Imelda May Primary Artist, Vocals, Bodhran
Dave Priseman Percussion, Trumpet, Rhythm Guitar
Darrel Higham Guitar
Steve Rushton Percussion, Drums
Al Gare Bass Guitar, Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Rob O'Connor Inside Photo
Darrel Higham Composer
Guy Davie Mastering
Mike Crossey Programming, Producer
Graham Dominy Engineer
Imelda May Composer, Producer
Jonathan Gilmore Engineer
Fintan Clabby Composer
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