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2010 album from the California-based Alt-Rockers. The record is brimming with incredibly deep and moving songs that are alternately grand and explosive, Rock and rustic, always eloquent and melodic. It has a powerful energy that radiates musically, lyrically and vocally from the moment you hit play as it finally captures the uncontainable spirit the band exudes on stage.

1. 911
2. Bushwick Blues
3. Salt in the Wound
4. White Table
5. Ransom Man 6: Devil Knows You're Dead
6. Golden State
7. Scarecrow
8. Vivian
9. St. Francis
10. Ballad of Vitaly

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 8, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • ASIN: B003EYEFC8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When it came time to record Delta Spirit’s third album, the band members knew one thing: It was time to shake off the stylistic labels that have shadowed them since they formed in San Diego, CA, in 2005. Though lyricists Matt Vasquez and Kelly Winrich were grateful for the warm reviews that their previous albums Ode To Sunshine (2008) and History From Below (2010) received, they were ... Read more in Amazon's Delta Spirit Store

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I highly recommend this CD (and the band).
Veto Twain
I like this tune a lot, not just because of the style, but because this really represents these guys as good song writers.
Jeremy Bradford
I'm sure it will grow on me with more listens.
Kyle Freeland

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By DRoberts on July 7, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
This album has been on constant repeat in my iPod and iTunes. History From Below is an album that should be devoured from beginning to end. It has folk rock tilt and shifts between both even combining the two elements at times. The first albumOde to Sunshine had a couple of hits but nothing near the magnitude of History. The songwriting skills of Matt Vasquez are second to none in today's music world and it shows in the progression from debut album to sophomore album. I read somewhere else that the album was based on pieces of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present. Below are brief blips about the songs.
1. 9/11: A fresh blast to the ears and Vasquez's raspy voice takes center stage.
2. Bushwick Blues: One of my favorite songs on the album. This song has rock anthem written all over it. The song will get the blood flowing and the fist pumping.
3. Salt in the Wound: the album slows down after the two rowdy songs before this one. It fits perfectly and is a reflection on good and evil.
4. White Table: drums begin the song and are consistent throughout. This one has some dirty string guitar in it as well like a grunge guitar with a folk theme.
5. Randsom Man: Vocals with a little atmospheric music. This song shows the true range of Vasquez and his emotion bleeds through to the listener.
6. Devil Knows Your Dead: The album begins to pick back up with a simple instrument arrangement. The vocals are once again really strong.
7. Golden State: This song ramps the album back up to full speed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rudolph Klapper on June 15, 2010
Format: Audio CD
My most cherished bands have always appealed to me not only with a sense of timelessness but with a feeling of placelessness as well, as if they could be from anywhere or, even better, if they evoke the sound of a region or era without coming off as copycats or sycophantic rubes. By only their second album, Delta Spirit is already rapidly becoming one of my favorite unsigned bands, thanks largely to their ability to pull off just that aura of sounding like a region whose music I unabashedly love (the South) while hailing from a place I'd love to visit (San Diego). These are two dots one would likely not be able to connect listening to the band - singer Matthew Vasquez's whiskey-soaked voice calls to mind the Allman Brothers Band or the cracked rasp of Walkmen vocalist Hamilton Leithauser, while the band pumps out a genuinely raucous Southern-fried blues rock that has matured well since their 2008 debut. History From Below is just what a sophomore effort should be, equal parts a step forward and eleven songs stronger, all the red-blooded rock and soulful vitality of their debut while expanding on their trademark Americana sound.

To be honest, there was nothing here that struck me as forcefully as Ode to Sunshine's first single, "Trashcan," nor nothing as quite as in-your-face raw "People C'mon," but unlike their debut, History From Below is quite the studio album, revealing more and more upon each subsequent listen. The band's growth as songwriters is quite pronounced, as a listen to a slow burner like "White Table" or the flamenco spice on "St. Francis" makes apparent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lael on June 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Honestly, I was not sold the fist time through the album. But I was looking forward to an album full of "Trashcan". And after about the third listen, I can't take this CD out of my player! These guys are amazing! And a note to all those who are just discovering Delta Spirit, buy the fist album also. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Delta Spirit for creating another spectacular work of art!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Freeland on June 10, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I ussually look forward to reading the first couple reviews on a brand new CD. Such as this one here. I've been very much looking forward to this album since i've found out the release date. First glance, I thought I was seeing wrong because this first rating was 1 star. Mind you this was the first day the album was released. I bought the album, listen to it all the way through mulitiple times at work and even at home. This is not one star, not even close.

Agreed that it very diffrent in many ways. And for some this might be a dissappointment from "Ode to Sunshine", but this is no slump. I accually gave this album only 4 stars, but i had to see the rating go higher. Delta spirit deserves better then premature rating of an album that was only listened too for one day. That seems harsh since they're are some seriously awesome songs on here.

The first half is solid rock songs you would expect from these guys. 9/11 and bushwick blues are very "Ode" too me. Reminds me of a cooler more confident versions of "childeren". Suprising songs to me where "Salt in the wound" and "white table", this for some reason reminds me of the dodos, but its not a bad thing.

By far the best song on here for me is "Ransom Man 6: Devil Knows You're Dead", this is just a really awesome song. I can't say enough about it, just listen on repeat.

The second half of the album is so-so. I'm sure it will grow on me with more listens.

Its Delta Spirit, regarless if this is better then the last album, these guys still rock. Give it a try
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