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Cudo's to everyone at Telarc for the original concept and production of their newest recording, From Matrimony To Alimony...Good Love Gone Bad, scheduled for release November 26th. This collection contains a dozen blues tracks, specifically selected to examine the human condition with a broken heart, a dying marriage and love gone south. When it comes to expressing intense emotion or explaining personal situations, the blues has been doing both with style and proficiency for countless generations. Although the theme is serious in nature, it certainly doesn't lend itself to any dark, depressing tones while listening. Several tracks talk of sadness and anger, while others talk of hope, strength and even humor. What your certain to find on, From Matrimony To Alimony...a compilation of great performances with each artist sharing their own perspective on true love turning sour.
From Matrimony To Alimony...Good Love Gone Bad, features a first class line-up of incredible talent from the label's extensive roster, widely considered the very best in contemporary blues music today. Those recent additions to the label are, Tab Benoit with "Her Mind Is Gone" and also heard on the track, "Deal With It". Harpist, Charlie Musslewhite with, "Life Will Be Better" and, "Faithless Lover". Jimmy Thackery with, "I Still Want To Be Your Man". Newest member Joe Louis Walker contributes a powerful delta blues number, "Strangers In Our House". Those past participants from the label are harp veteran Junior Wells with, "Trying To Get Over You", and Kenny Neal with the opening track, No More One More Chance". Neals track is the perfect number to get things started, sounding more like a duet with vocalist Andre Re.
This new recording may seem focused on relationships breaking apart or marital upheaval, but... it also reads like the label's best of...or greatest hits. Either way, there's plenty of great music here to satisfy. If your dealing with a divorce or separation, maybe this new recording can be helpful or therapeutic in some way. For those of you happily married or in healthy relationships, don't let the concept discourage you from getting a copy. There isn't a bad track to be found, from beginning to end, this new album gives you the very best in blues.
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