|Track by Track Review
Coming in energetic and fun, this one has the texture of a funky Dave Matthews Band.
|What You Need|
Although this is a slower paced number, it is by no means slow. It has a slightly off-kilter rhythmic texture and rather bluesy style. The Matthews band leanings are still quite strong here.
This one is more of a balladic arena rock type piece. It gets a bit jazzy in its chordings at times. This is the first real variation on the album, and with its jazzy arrangement is quite a strong piece. The instrumental jamming on this one is subdued but very potent.
|If I Were A Monkey|
The funk is back, along with the Matthewsish leanings. This is a fun rocker with some tasty stylings.
|Song For Maya|
This one comes in almost Crimsonesque, then makes a quick left turn into a smoking Latin groove. This one is a nice surprise, jazzy, but ethnic at the same time. Bravo - this jam really cooks. It is one of the brightest points on the disc. The King Crimsonish leanings return for the outro, but this time infused with that Latin sort of sound.
|I Got It!|
This fast paced cut is one part jazz, one part funk, and all fun. The Dave Matthews leanings are present here, but barely.
This mellower, slower piece features a fairly sedate fusion texture and a very accessible vocal line.
|Fat Lady Blues|
A live recording, this is a fairly straightforward blues jam that truly gains a lot from the audience response. Who says a bunch of white guys can't have the blues? This is great fun.
This one, although still accessible and poppy, has some definite prog elements. It is quite a strong cut.
This is a brief, poignant acoustic guitar solo that serves, appropriately enough, as the prelude to the last song.
|The Last Song|
Bonus points for the truth in advertising on the title of this one, the album closer begins with a soulful keyboard line. It is a slow, R & B infused ballad that is one of the strongest cuts on the disc.
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