Artist: Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
Title Of Album: I'll Be Yours Tonight
Year Of Release: 2015
Genre: Blues Rock
Label: 33 Records
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 62:22
Total Size: 145 MB
01. Your Sun Shines Rain (Live) (4:29)
02. Fine & Mellow (Live) (7:03)
03. Let Me Sing The Blues (Live) (4:46)
04. Smile (Live) (4:41)
05. Angel Of Mercy (Live) (5:32)
06. Liberated Woman (Live) (3:54)
07. We'll Find A Way (Live) (5:14)
08. Say It Isn't So (Live) (5:10)
09. I Believe In You (Live) (6:41)
10. I'll Do Anything (Live) (4:34)
11. Beatitudes (Live) (4:34)
12. Take Me Back (Live) (5:39)
A staccato beat lends 'Smile' a ska-like vibe, assisted by the oscillating horns of Ian Ellis and Andy Urquhart: Zoe's mellifluous vocal lines contrast well with the jerky backing, all topped with Rob's discursive guitar. The horns also underpin the snare-led 60s soul of 'Sat It Isn't So' and their interjections and the unison horn-guitar riff and rich textures to 'I'll Do Anything'. The upbeat vibe continues with the kicking two-step 'Liberated Woman' and the lighthearted 'Last Time' romp of 'Let Me Sing The Blues': that latter proving an ideal vehicle for Si Genaro's harp and Si also features heavily in the rockabilly call-and-response of 'Take Me Back'.
Zoe's voice really shines in the slower blues: impassioned in the imperious 'Beatitudes', oozing plaintive headache on 'We'll Find A Way, and her vocal gymnastics on 'I Believe In You' show formidable range. The unexpected highlight is 'Angel Of Mercy': brooding guitar, Paul Robinson's metronomic rim-shots and Bach-tinged organ evoke progressive acts like Focus or Procul Harum before closing with a highly proggy switch to the major key!
This sophisticated album proves that, as with so many bands, live is where it's really at. ~Moray Stuart
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