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Good Songwriting, Performance, and Sound
on May 27, 2013
Admittedly, I am not much into blues; I usually listen to classical and jazz. But I'm always on the lookout for exceptionally well recorded and carefully produced music regardless of genre. I came across some of the positive buzz about this CD on a discussion forum so I decided to take the plunge and order it. It kind of reminds me of Muddy Waters Folk Singer album, which is a classic. Mr. MacLeod's talent as a blues singer/songwriter is evident from the get-go as is his artistry as an acoustic guitarist. And the sound quality is top drawer, competitive with some much higher priced SACDs, K2HDs, XRCDs, etc. Because of the minimalist nature of this kind of acoustic blues music (a single voice and a single acoustic guitar supported only by bass and drums), it's not the type of CD that's likely to appeal to the masses, but it will make a nice addition to any blues or audiophile collection. My only disappointment with the CD is that the vocal on a couple of the tracks is talking, not singing. For me at least, listening to "talking blues" tracks gets old after a only a few listens. It's only because of the inclusion of "talking blues" tracks that I give the CD four stars instead of five.