Steady As She Goes

April 5, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Label: Red House Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Red House
  • Total Length: 54:22
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  • ASIN: B004SGSDAG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,940 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This album is good but with no surprises.
J. W. Bradford
If your tastes run like mine you'll love this album, but any Hot Tuna fan will appreciate the music and hearing from their old friends Jorma and Jack.
Goat55
It's the best new record I've heard since Farm and I listen a lot.
L. Ortega

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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By L. Ortega on April 11, 2011
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I don't know what record the others are listening to, but this is a historic Hot Tuna record. I'm not sure how anyone can even compare this to previous Tuna records since they are separated by 20 years. You realize this is the first studio Tuna in 20 years, right?

It rocks. I listened to the Robbie Robertson record (4 stars) and this one back to back and the RR record could be classified as superior easy listening and doesn't rock nearly as much as Steady. And for the guy who can't hear Jack in the mix...all I can say is get a better stereo.

Produced and exquisitely enhanced by uber-musician Larry Campbell at Levon Helm's studio at his ranch. Wow, to be a fly on that wall!

There are covers of the Rev. Gary Davis and originals by Jorma, Jack and Larry. I'm tremendously impressed by this record. Great stories and great tunes done by some of the best musicians on the planet. It's the best new record I've heard since Farm and I listen a lot.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By William A. Welch on April 15, 2011
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I didn't order this CD from Amazon. I bought it at Jorma's Fur Peace Ranch last Saturday where we watched Jorma, Jack & Barry perform many of the songs off this album. I thought the songs performed live were pretty good, but this studio produced album is really impressive. I've listened to it several times now and I like it better each time.

I'm amazed at how great Jorma's voice is at 70! Jack still plays a great bass and Barry Mitterhoff is simply amazing. I don't see why it needs to be comapared with an album 40 years ago (I also bought that album 40 years ago and every other one since). It's just great to have a new Hot Tuna album to listen to. I highly recommend this new album.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Goldrich on April 14, 2011
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If it were a painting, it would hang in the Louvre. A masterpiece still ringing in my ears.

I purchase the CD as MP3's do not do justice to anything worth keeping. I purposely avoided listening to the quick sample MP3 tracks available on amazon as I wanted no prejudgment. I actually dusted off my ADS 910's and Macintosh equipment to evaluate what a studio album from HOT TUNA would sound like after 20 years of live and DAT shows. OH MY! I closed my eyes and when the CD ended I found myself back where I started... But I had been a wonderful trip for about an hour.
If this don't make you move, your already dead.

(In memory of RDragon)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By phishblowz on April 22, 2011
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I agree with alot of what has been said about the album...it is a good album, with quality material and great Rev. Gary Davis covers...I don't care for Teresa Williams (Larry Campbels wife, NOT Jormas wife!!!) but I think of it like having Donna in the GD circa early 70's, not a good thing, btu not bad enough to tank it!!! I liked it better on the second go round, and I felt there were some good rockers on there, but the band just don't rock like they used to...Jorma IS 70 now, so it is natural that he age gracefully and have a more thoughtful approach to his writing and playing...to the guy who said Jormas picking style isn't on display, I don't know what he has been listening to for the last 20 years...Jorma has transformed into a more technical picker and his skill is on display in this album...it does sound a lot like a Jorma solo album (I can't help but agree with that) as far as lyrics and pickin goes, but Jack stamped it with his unmistakable sound...it is a decent mix of their electric and acoustic approach these days, but I think (as they grow older) the relaxed contemplative songs seem a better fit...they still rock out the classic numbers in concert, but as far as new music, the rockers seem out of place somehow...all in all, it isn't what I expected, but it is a satisfying album in an era when quality music is on the decline...hopefully albums like this (and Robbie Robertson, etc.) help encourage younger folk to listen to the old masters and emulate them...the hit makers today are bastardizing the art of music, people like Jorma are doing a helluva job countering that mind-mush with quality music like that found on this album

technically speaking, I felt Jack was mixed just fine (use some EQ for desired effect) but the album was too clean and polished IMHO...
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Rick Brenner on April 6, 2011
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I love Tuna and Jorma and Jack and I really wanted to love this CD, looking forward to it. I read where one of the Tuna people said this is their BEST ever album. Sorry, not IMHO. Counting just their studio albums, the only one this is better than is Pair Of Dice Found. It certainly isn't as good as their first album (Hot Tuna), First Pull Up, Then Pull Down, Burgers, Phosphorescent Rat, America's Choice, Yellow Fever (their BEST!), or Hoppkorv.

But of course it depends on individual taste in types of music. I like the harder electric stuff.

I notice there isn't much of Jorma's signature incredible finger picking style in this album. And I know he is still capable of it because he did plenty of it in a recent concert I was at. This album has some fun songs and I like it, but it's not Jorma guitar at it's best.

That being said, it's worth buying anyway. I love Tuna and will always buy their stuff. They are better live though.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charles G. Young on August 31, 2011
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Well, I was really looking forward to this album and I am disappointed.
I will try to explain why but it comes down to what I would like to hear from the band vs what Jorma and perhaps producer Larry Campbell wanted to do. First of all, I am disappointed that the album has an electric bias. Acoustic Tuna is simply my preference, by far. I think the real Gift of Tuna is in their wonderful acoustic sets. Blues and Folk standards are where the Hot Tuna roots are, that's what captivated me as a listener way back when and I still feel the same. So, if you are hoping for an updated acoustic Tuna, this is not it. I believe but don't' know for sure that somewhere in recent history, Jorma realized that there were more tickets to be sold playing electric. Jam Bands became big business. Hot Tuna is one of the early bands that was into long improvisation. I get this from a business standpoint but as art, the electric Tuna does not do it for me.

This brings me to "Children Of Zion." You see, I discovered the Reverend Davis through Hot Tuna. Musicians, when they cover other artists, must somehow make the music their own while preserving the integrity of the music. Hot Tuna did this with "Death Don't Have No Mercy", "I Am the Light of This World", "I Belong to the Band" and other Davis songs. I don't enjoy this version of "Children."
What I hear is an attempt to "diversify" for lack of a better word and to bring in other influences like reggae (the off-beat emphasis) and bluegrass (dobro.) "Children" is a difficult work, especially to play and sing at tempo. I think Jorma's guitar is sparse and weak and does not do this song justice.
Before you throw stones at me, please listen to the Reverend play this song. Friends should not let friends do reggae versions of RGD.
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