|Track by Track Review
|Crazy Lovesick Blues|
Funk and reggae seem to merge as this opens. It works out in some killer patterns as it keeps changing. I’m reminded, at times, of Santana.
Country and Caribbean sounds are merged on this number. It definitely has an old school rock element to it.
|Love Can Be|
After a seriously dramatic introduction, this works out to a classic rock sound that’s energetic and melodic and very cool.
The vocal heavy introduction here makes me think of The Grateful Dead, but then it shifts out to some killer retro sounding grooves. It’s dramatic and powerful and I really dig this. Portions of this come close to progressive rock and there are some really wonderful and magical musical elements.
Americana, country music and jam band sounds all merge on this number. Some horns even bring a little jazz to the table. This is accessible and catchy, but not one of the highlights of the set. The Dead are a valid reference here, too.
Here’s a bouncy little pop number that has some definite Grateful Dead and other Americana in the mix.
|Revolutionary Man - Bob Marley Tribute|
With that second section of the title, one might expect reggae music to be the order of the day here. That assumption would be correct. This is a killer tune, and actually one of the real highlights of the set. It includes some bits of Marley songs, at times, too. There are points here where I’m reminded of the Police, but then again, since they started out in reggae, that isn’t a big shock.
The title gives this one away, too, as it’s a Latin number. I love the horns on this and the whole thing is classy, if a bit predictable.
|I’m OK I'm Alright|
The Grateful Dead vibes are back, but I can also make out plenty of other classic rock sounds like The Doobie Brothers. The hooks on this really seem familiar. This is like an old lost classic track that seems so much like something you’ve heard before, even if you haven’t. It’s a highlight of the set for sure.
|You've Lost That Lovin Feelin'|
They give us a reggae rendition of this classic tune. It’s got a lot of classic rock in the mix, too. I like this, but it’s not a real classic.
|Love & Freedom|
Percussion brings the title track in with a Latin flair. This is a cool tune. It is quite dynamic and parts of it remind me of “Teakbois” by Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe.
|Love Can Be – acoustic|
As one can guess from the title, this is an acoustic version of the earlier cut. The thing is, I think I like it better in this format. It’s one of the highlights of the set, and a great way to end things in style.
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