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From the Reach

Sonny LandrethAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Blue Tarp BluesSonny Landreth feat. Mark Knopfler 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. When I Still Had YouSonny Landreth feat. Eric Clapton 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Way Past LongSonny Landreth feat. Robben Ford 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Milky Way HomeSonny Landreth feat. Eric Johnson 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Storm of WorrySonny Landreth feat. Eric Clapton 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Howlin' MoonSonny Landreth feat. Dr. John & Jimmy Buffet 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Goin' OnSonny Landreth feat. Vince Gill 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Let It FlySonny Landreth feat. Nadirah Shakoor 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Blue AngelSonny Landreth feat. Robben Ford & Vince Gill 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen11. UniverseSonny Landreth feat. Vince Gill 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Sonny and Eric Clapton perform “Promise Land” at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010.


Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sonny Landreth is a musician's musician who is best known for his signature slide playing. Landreth developed a technique where he frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments behind the slide while he plays. He plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He's also known for his ... Read more in Amazon's Sonny Landreth Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 20, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Landfall
  • ASIN: B00175G7WM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Singer, songwriter and Louisiana slide guitar phenom Sonny Landreth's first studio album in five years unites his band with a who's who of musical guests for a set of all-original roots rock tinged with the blues and New Orleans soul. Featured guitarists and vocalists include Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Vince Gill, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Dr. John and Jimmy Buffett.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EVERY SONG IS TOP NOTCH! May 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I've been a diehard fan since South of I-10. With each CD release, I'd say "No way can he top this one". Time and again he does just that. I believe many Sonny fans will agree that while he's widely known among his peers, he's seemingly unnoticed by the general public. While that is a shame, it has made Sonny approachable at many of his shows where he has proven time and again that he's a gracious human being.
When Eric Clapton appeared with Sonny onstage at Crossroads Guitar Festival (2), those who have seen the DVD have said "At last! Sonny is getting the recognition he deserves!"
For the subscribers of Slidelines, ([...]) we learned about and awaited eagerly for this CD. Now it's here and once again, his talent shines through.
Add into the mix the incredible talents of Eric Clapton, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Dr. John, Jimmy Buffet, Mark Knopfler and more, makes this one of the best buys for your money. Every song is well-written, performed, and produced.
I'm always anticipating the next CD from Sonny, however, I can safely say that "From the Reach" will be played many, many times until then.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!! May 21, 2008
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
As a die hard Landreth fan, I sure got plenty of his incredible slide work on this cd. But the treat is the interplay of the different tones and styles of his guest guitarists and vocalists. This isn't one of those duet albums where guests join in on the hosts songs...Sonny wrote the individual songs for particular guests, and hearing their work highlighted against Sonny's slide guitar is just great. The sound is fantastic, and with Dave Ranson and Mike Burch providing the bass and drums, you get one of the best rhythm sections on the planet. 10 stars...5 for each ear.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty Delicious! May 21, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Okay, the key things you need to know:
~This is the BEST Sonny Landreth album so far (considering the beauts he's recorded previously, that's saying a lot).

~While the guests add plenty of their own fragrant spices to the gumbo, the core flavor is Landreth: boiling blues rock, crisp zydeco riffs, meaty funk, and simmering, sinuous rills.

Every song on the menu is exciting in its own way: there are nuances of country and jazz and spacy electronica, along with a ballad to refresh the palate. It's all here, baby--everything you want from the slide master. You'll be lining up for seconds after the first taste!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Starts great, then gets better May 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I love the interplay between Mark Knopflers guitar and Sonny's slide work on "Blue Tarp Blues". I first heard it and thought that there was no way that the album could get any better.
Not that every song is better than the next, but there is not a dud on the entire CD.
The best tune is "Milky Way Blues"
An instrumental that just twists and turns and when it ends you are out of breath. I see this as a concert ending freestyle jam someday.

This is a great CD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Not All About the Guests May 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Sonny Landreth is an inspired songwriter and a brilliant musician. I have never understood why he isn't a much bigger star. At least now we know someone appreciates what a huge talent he is. And what a cast of "someones." Just look at the list of heavyweights who are die-hard enough fans to take the time to collaborate with Sonny on this project. Pretty impressive. But, although they all did beautifully interpreting the songs Sonny wrote with each of them in mind, this album isn't really about the guests. It is pure and wonderful Sonny. Buy it and you'll rock through the flooded streets of New Orleans, fly out to the galaxy and around the dark side of the howlin' moon, come back to the earthly nostalgia of love gone by and the pain of love leaving, then drift off to sleep with the beautiful lullaby which closes it all out. Check out the sample tracks. There isn't one hit-the-skip-button song on this album. They're all fantastic. The only problem I've found is that it's addictive! I can't seem to stop listening to it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars slide-guitar virtuosity. July 1, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
when you're talking about slide-guitar greats, you have to include sonny landreth.
dwayne allman,george harrison,ry cooder,lowell george,robert johnson and roy rogers are among the best ever and i'm here to say that sonny is at the top of the list.
different styles i know, hard to say who's best?
not for me.
i think i've seen him and the goners live about 40 times or so(i lived in new orleans)and each time he's seems to just get better.
this new one is still growing on me,i'm not sure it's gonna be one of my top favorites yet.
hearing "south of i-10"(his sgt pepper), i thought he could'nt get better,but he is way out front of anyone else.
i've always thought of him this way.
sonny is just plain "outside the box".
i think,the greatest guitarist alive today,maybe of all time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonny-From the Reach June 8, 2008
By Con
Format:Audio CD
I first saw Sonny in a Mark Knopfler video "A Night in London" a few years ago and figured, "If Mark Knopfler uses this guy, he must be good." I had no idea. I have seen him at least a dozen times live and every time he gives a great show. I've talked to him personally and find him to be refreshingly modest and humble, qualities frequently lacking among today's more well-known musicians. This latest work of his is both brilliant and moving. His selection of musicians to help him on this project reflects his deep respect for the abilities of others, and if he doesn't receive at least one grammy nomination in some category, then these people have no idea what great music is.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great music, musicians, and style
Published 4 days ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice collection of songs with great guests. May have to see him when he comes to town.
Published 8 days ago by larry d
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Musician, great resource!
I first heard Sonny on DVD at one of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. I was blown away. One of the best slide virtuosos I've ever heard. Read more
Published 4 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought years ago
Sonny is a phenomenal guitarist. This album has a great variety of songs and first class playing. Blues-rock, slide guitar, heart-felt vocals.
Published 5 months ago
4.0 out of 5 stars As always, great music
Always some of the sweetest guitar playing out there. Sonny has never disappointed me and this one is no exception.
Published 10 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to this one. Now!
I picked this up after hearing Joe Bonamassa call Sonny Landreth "a freak of nature" for his insane ability to integrate slide with finger-fretting. Read more
Published 11 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you a blues fan?
Hey, I don't do know, the 'product review' thing. But, this CD is cause for the exception! Read more
Published 13 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this recording!
I listen to it all: From Dream Theater to Frank Zappa, from ABBA to Classical music. But this CD knocked me out. Positive energy, top notch players and a great overall sound. Read more
Published 13 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelation!
I've heard of Sonny Landreth for years but never really availed myself until now... When I saw this album as a $5 special on Amazon, I figured "Why not? Read more
Published 21 months ago
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Landreth's From the Reach CD
I heard Blue Tarp Blues on the HBO series, Treme (I think episode 8). Shazam could not identify the song or artist. I finally found it on Amazon. Read more
Published 21 months ago
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