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Break the Chain

Anders OsborneAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)


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"Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with glorious, raw guitar." --USA TODAY

"Deep blues guitar, rugged, soulful singing, superb hard-hitting songs from scorched-earth, funky hard rock to sweet and tender ballads. A phenomenal blend of reflective self-awareness, and rambunctious spirit and muscle." --Relix

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  • Audio CD (November 26, 1996)
  • Label: Rabadash
  • ASIN: B000005T1S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,330,124 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm Back In
2. Time
3. Right on the Money
4. Give It to Me Two Times
5. Break the Chain
6. Having a Good Time Too
7. Now Not Tomorrow
8. Real World
9. Stoned Me
10. Heaven by Seven

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4.0 out of 5 stars very good record, but does not do him justice June 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I grew up in and around New Orleans, where I understand Anders spends most of his time playing. He is from another country like, swedish i think, but you'd think he was raised in New Orleans. This guy is such a treat to see live. I have not seen him live since about 1997 or so, since i moved from louisiana to austin, but he was great. I have seen him play live at least a dozen times. He is just one of those acts that stir the soul. a great jammin good time every time.
While the songs on this album are really good, they just dont seem to capture the great vibe this guy has on stage.
Some good slide playing, good singing. I'd say go buy it. but better yet, go see him live....unfortunately, he does not stray far from new orleans as much as he should.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Time I Heard It...Had To Have It ! December 31, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So I placed my order. What a group of excellent musicians.

Personnel
Anders Osborne - vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitars, mandolin, sitar, bass, drums, percussion
Brian Graber - trumpet, tenor saxophone
Darlene The Raven - didgeridoo, background vocals
John G. Autin - piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, background vocals
Mari Serpas-Vigueira - background vocals
Marvin Williams - upright bass, percussion, background vocals
Randy Carstater - trumpet
Thaddeus Richard - soprano saxophone
Gary Hirstius
Gregory Boyd - percussion
Michael Messer - drums, percussion
Theresa Andersson-vocals and violin

Osborne artfully blends blues, funk, soul, and classic R&B to create his own distinctive synthesis of styles. This album was originally released in 1996, early in his career and showcases his vocals and guitar playing in a Louisiana style. A bit along the lines of JJ Grey's style and Bonnie Raitt. His influences range from Ry Cooder and Robert Johnson to the great horn players like Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Brighter Days [CD/DVD]

"Oftentimes the most true portraits of America have been rendered by those who have come from outside its borders, yet somehow seem to understand and inhabit our culture more than those of us who have lived here all our lives. Consider the Band, which 30 years ago became the archetypal American outfit despite being four-fifths Canadian. Swedish native (and current New Orleans resident) Anders Osborne is that sort of artist as well."

"Anders Osborne is one of those rare individuals where every time you try to break down what his biggest strength is--Is it his song writing? His guitar playing?
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On September 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Anders Osborne is an excellent recording artist whose CDs are consistently excellent. "Break the Chain" was originally released in 1996 and reissued in 2002 on Shanachie. In the credits, it was said that it was "produced by Anders Osborne and determination," which seems like an apt credit. Anders rocks at full volume on the opener "I'm Back In." Theresa Anderson's violin punctuates the midtempo track "Time," "I reach out & so do you, but not my way; Love don't change, people do & so we may, Will we ever learn?" My favorite track is the smoking "Right on the Money" that has such an addictive throbbing beat that it'll make you keep reaching for the repeat button. Anders vocals are electronically distorted on the start of "Give It to Me 2 Times," "Everything is out of control." The title track is a slower tune that allows the beauty of Anders' voice to shine. "Having a Good Time Too" has a bouncy Keb' Mo' feel. "Now Not Tomorrow" has a darker lustful tone counterpointed by a great soul chorus, "Love me now not tomorrow." "Real World" boasts one of those stop & start guitar parts that smokes with a funky beat. Anders does a rare cover of Van Morrison's "Stoned Me" that doesn't eclipse Van's version, but has a nice trade-off vocal with Gary Hirstius. Theresa Anderson's vocals open on the pensive "Heaven by 7," "When we get to Paradise, we can toast with Jesus Christ." Three quarters of these tracks rock furiously. Anders is a great musician, songwriter and vocalist. It's an infectious combination. Enjoy!
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