Sunday, April 06, 2008

JOHN DAVID SOUTHER / JOHN DAVID SOUTHER

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1972 on Asylum records.
Bit Rate: 256 Kbps
Format: Mp3
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: J.D.Souther & Fred Catero
Engineered By: Fred Catero, larry Cox, Peer Granet
Recorded At: Pacific Recorders, San Mateo, California; Wally Heiders, Los Angeles, California
Cover Art: Frank Laffitte
TRACK LISTING:
The Fast One
Run Like A Thief
Jesus In 3/4 Time
Kite Woman
Some People Call It Music
White Wing
It's The Same
How Long
Out To Sea
Lullaby
THE PLAYERS:
John David Souther - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass
Guitar - Ned Doheny, Glenn Frey, Wayne Perkins
Keyboards - David Jackson, Gary Mallabar
Vibes - Gary Mallabar
Bass - Bryan Garofalo, David Jackson, Mike Bowden
Drums - Gary Mallabar, Mickey McGee, John Barbata
Harp- Joel Tepp
Fiddle - Gib Guilbeau
REVIEW:
By
marcoflammang@yahoo.com (London, England)
Souther's first solo album, which coincided with the release of the first Eagles album, but offers a much more mature and poetic take on the early 70's Southern California scene, a kind of inward-looking alternative to the Eagles' evolving wide-screen lyricism. Souther is more sharp-edged and less compromising, even though the escapism theme is just as present here as it is in the work of his more privileged Troubadour peers. He re-records Kite Woman, a track which he first recorded with Glenn Frey on their Longbranch Pennywhistle album three years earlier (the album has not been re-released on CD, but the vinyl original runs at about US$100 at well-stocked Greenwich Village Record stores and is otherwise almost impossible to find), and it is here that it becomes most apparent what Souther is doing: he tunes things down, takes some of the country-rock elements and tempo out and thus creates a somewhat deeper texture which is so close to modern singer-/songwriter standards that it almost seems as if Souther was a victim of his own talent since his offerings would remain underestimated throughout his career. Other outstanding tracks include Out To Sea, Some People Call It Music (a song which delivers an elbaborate shift throughout his entire range of muscial expression), and the closing track Lullaby. This is a quality effort altogether which illustrates how far ahead of most of his contemporaries and how close to perfection Souther was even then.
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Tom

2 Comments:

Blogger whiteray said...

Thanks for the JD, Tom -- reminds me of lost hours in college . . .

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 1:08:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!! like it

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 11:22:00 AM EDT  

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