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The Bright Lights EP [CD]

Gary Clark Jr.Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Don't Owe You A Thang 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Things Are Changin' (Live) [Solo Acoustic] 4:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. When My Train Pulls In (Live) [Solo Acoustic] 8:13$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 23, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: August 23, 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,468 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Weaned on John Lee Hooker, Curtis Mayfield, and Snoop Dogg, Clark fuses his deep rock, R&B and blues influences with a love of classic soul and contemporary hip-hop beats that has already put critics on notice. Rolling Stone s Best Of Rock issue pegged him as "Best Young Gun, " while The Wall Street Journal opined that Clark "may be the city s next big music star" thanks to "his blend of blues, soul and rock, mixing fluid, muscular guitar with a rootsy bark or a falsetto croon. " Clark was the only newcomer to be selected by Eric Clapton to perform at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival, where he performed with Doyle Bramhall II and Sheryl Crow.

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 21st Century Blues August 9, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
The Bright Lights EP is exceptional. The opening track alone is worth the price of the entire EP, with an old school blues mentality brought through a modern filter. It is unmistakably electric, and as low down and gritty as one can get. The second song, Don't Owe You A Thang, has a driving beat and hyper-distorted guitar. The song's production is gritty and sounds like a 1950s chess record, but with added clarity. The second half of the EP is "acoustic" (though it sounds like Gary is still playing an electric guitar), the first song sounding like 1990s soul tune, with a more introverted, jazzier sound. The second song features Gary Clark's remarkable guitar playing, as he takes a blues song into different directions, going from Zeppelin to Hendrix stylistically. Buy this EP right now, especially considering the price. This artist should not be slept on any longer.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blues guitar slinger brings back Hendrix September 15, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
By Jim Clark, publisher, Lee County Courier, Tupelo, MS

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is the brainchild of Eric Clapton to showcase the talents of his peers. Rarely do up and coming artists get a spot on the roster, but E.C. made an exception in 2010 when he asked Gary Clark Jr. to play. That speaks volumes.
Gary has been compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray and I'm comfortable with that. He grew up listening to a gumbo of John Lee Hooker, Curtis Mayfield and Snoop Dog. The results are electrifying blues, tinged with rock and wrapped in a soulful groove.
The 27-year-old native of Austin, Texas is the first prodigy I've heard worth mentioning since Kenny Wayne Sheperd.
Warner has thankfully released a four-song EP to give us a taste, with a full-CD expected in early 2012.
Gary plays the field, from the electric blues explosion of "Bright Lights" to an updated acoustic blues masterpiece "When My Train Pulls In" in the vein of classic Robert Johnson.
He's been playing guitar since age seven and was mentored by some world class players including Jimmie Vaughan. He has won the Austin Music Award for Best Blues and Electric Guitarist on three separate occasions.
This is the artist to watch for 2012.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The future has arrived. August 16, 2011
Format:Audio CD
You do not need to read words about Gary Clark, Jr.'s music. You need to hear it. This EP he released on his own is now available worldwide, and it's about time. For those who have been waiting for a young musician to take blues into the new world, creating their own style and feeling, this is the one. Do not wait. And get ready for a very long career to unfold before your very ears. Certified and guaranteed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Want More! September 6, 2011
Format:Audio CD
First of all, I love Gary Clark Jr. I think he's a tremendous talent, and has a very bright future in front of him. Unfortunately, "Bright Lights" contains no new material. These tracks and more have already been released as "Gary Clark Jr.". Buy that one instead. It's worth it for the extra tracks (a total of 8). These are all good songs, but there's only 4 of them, and they aren't new. The previous release has twice as much music on it. It seems like it's about time to release a full album's worth of new music from Gary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What he is capable of. December 9, 2013
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If you're here because Gary Clark Jr. came up on your Black Keys Pandora station, buy this one and skip Blak and Blu. This EP shows what he is capable of. Blak and Blu showcases what a goofy producer does to good artists.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! November 9, 2013
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Gary Clark Jr. is a very talented musician. The Bright Lights EP compact disc is an exceptional acoustic piece of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gary is Fantastic October 30, 2013
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This album is a great intro into GC Jr. It's short, it's an EP...but it's also very cheap. Get it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bright Lights EP October 7, 2013
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great CD, but I wish it had more songs on it! I'll probably buy some of this other CDs now.
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