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I recently bought Better Days and love this album too though it's not quite as strong as Just Won't Burn. But that's a good thing cause we want our artists to improve with each album. That isn't to say Better Days isn't great. The title track is well written and well sung. It's an amazing ballad-like blues song. I also enjoy Love Never Treats Me Right and Locomotive. I feel the best track on this set, though, is Ain't Nobody's Business. It's pure blues and shows us just how much talent this lady has.
I recommend this to blues fans, Bonnie Raitt fans, Janis Joplin fans, and just fans of artist who really can sing. Susan Tedeschi is a superstar and should continue to get more recognition from the public especially with a bigger record label. She is currently writing and recording songs for her new album. I hope she takes her time. I saw improvement with Just Won't Burn from Better Days. I want to see improvement again. But it's difficult to improve on perfection!!!
When I am having a bad-guitar day and feel like pulling a Pete Townsend all over my bedroom, I remember Jonny Lang's words (Frontline; winter 99), Susan, are you listening?..."Don't let anyone else but you tell you what's right....it's easy to let other people's comments influence you.....remember, you are the only person that matters." Thanks Jonny, you're a doll. Rock on momma!
It's hard to say which song on this album is my favorite. It's like trying to decide which one of your children you love more. But I will say that her interpretation of "Hound Dog" is not one to be missed. I would also have to say that the instrumental work on "You're On My Hair" is great! Not to mention, she can play a mean slide guitar! (When you hear "Locomotive" you'll know what I mean). I recommend this album to anyone who has a deep respect for the blues, you won't be disappointed!
The production on this CD is really pretty spotty. The first track "It's Up to You" has a very muddy quality to it and "It Hurts Me Too" is painful to listen to on headphones with the mixing from left to right channels constantly moving. Most of the tracks however, are adequately mixed.
All in all, this is well worth listening to if you're a Tedeschi fan, but her following CD's are far superior to this one. She just keeps getting better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoy Susan Tedeschi and have several of her CD(s). Maybe I was expecting too much from this one, did it did not rate the same as her recent releases. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by Roland
I had previously had this cd and wore it out.
I was ecstatic to find it available in the Amazon library for purchase.
It arrived in great condition. Read more
I couldn't have been more pleased with this purchase! It arrived in a very timely fashion, which I appolozige for not reviewing or sending feedback sooner. Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by Jennifer N. Pierce
This CD was originally a "regional" CD back in 1997. The Sessions were acquired and rereleased on this current issue. So, it's not very good quality recording, mix, etc. Read morePublished on February 7, 2008 by h,s (s h)
Fairly good CD marred by the most horrible recording / mixdown / mastering I've ever encountered on a commercial CD - nay, make that any CD! Read morePublished on February 7, 2007 by EDW
this is worth owning as it's a record of susan younger . . . .
i'm really looking forward to her new album - supposedly coming out this fall
Like most people, I fell in love with Susan Tedeschi after hearing "Just Won't Burn". It became the soundtrack of my senior year in high school... Read morePublished on September 30, 2002
First I heard Susan Tedeschi's CD, Just Won't Burn, and I was hooked, then I went in search of everything she's recorded, and found Better Days. I love it! Read morePublished on August 3, 2001 by Sandra