The marks of '90s soul standout Seal and retro stylist Lenny Kravitz are all over the full-length debut from Brooklyn-based vocalist Reese. Eclectic Soul lives up to its name in its smattering of rock, R&B and ballad efforts: the 12 cuts are musically diverse and thoughtful, limited only by lyrics that tend toward the path of least resistance. Reese's delivery is more rock than soul, with unwavering intensity that especially shines on his lugubrious, bluesy cover of "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." The instrumental acuity and preoccupation with unconditional love and undogmatic spirituality hark back to Seal's 1994 self-titled album and Kravitz's Are You Gonna Go My Way. Consequently, the album can be seen as hopelessly derivative, but then, faithfully so; and either way, it is worth noting that the same was said of Lenny Kravitz when he first hit the scene.
Performance CreditsReese Primary Artist
Tim McGraw Guitar
Bill Foster Bass
Bobby Bell Guitar
Maurice Unthank Keyboards,Hammond Synth
Brian Dunne Drums
Reese & Bigalow Track Performer
Jason Wildman Drums
Jeff Scott Young Guitar
Courtney Williams Drums
Technical CreditsTim Buckley Composer
Jonatha Brooke Composer
Larry Beckett Composer
Greg Griffith Engineer
Mark Unthank Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This album is one of the best i have heard in a long time. Thid CD blends together some fo the coolest types of music. I heard funk, soul, R&B, rock, and jazz all throughout the music. One of the best albums of the year for sure. PICK UP A COPY SOON!!!
Good cd the funny thing is most people dont know who is on guitar. Jeff scott young, well thats his go by now name. He used to go by jeff young. To all who are saying who is that, well that was the guitar player from the megadeth album so far so good so what cd. what a change, from speedmetal to this, small world, right?