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Love Stories & Other Musings
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Vinyl, December 31, 2020
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I'm usually a person who needs at least 3 good songs on a cd to justify me buying it, but after enjoying their last effort so much I just jumped right in with this new cd. And I am not disappointed. "Love Stories" easily surpasses that magic 3 song mark. Of the 9 new songs I must say that 5 of them really grabbed me upon first listen. "Youth in Revolt", "Sweet Summertime", "Believe in It", "Turn Your Heart Around" and "Baby Love Me" are definitely worth the price of admission for all old or new Candlebox fans alike. The song called "Them Eyes" is another solid song with a very bluesy groove to it.....(starting to dig this one a lot more with each listen). Another song "Lifelike Song" has a cool crunchy guitar riff thats beginning to grow on me too. That makes 6-7 great tunes in my opinion. The other songs on the cd are good but not overly impressive. This cd as with their other recordings is a mixture of songs blended with rock, pop and blues with Kevin's silky voice sprinkled over it all.
As for the 5 bonus re-recordings of older songs, I'd say that they were all done very well. Not altering or messing with the formula or sound that made them so great in the first place was precisely what they did. Given the fact that 4 of those 5 were originally released in 1993, and here we are 19 years later listening to those originals redone and how well they still sound should be a testament to how excellent the band still is and also how great a voice Kevin still has.Read more ›
But with all the said, I think all the new songs are good. Not a bad track on here and some real good ones. I think Kevin sounds great, but then again he always does. The more I keep cranking this out, the one I like it. I guess it sounds like a more mature Candlebox in some respects. And in the rock world, this is honestly one of the best things out there. I'm usually happy with 3-5 good songs on a cd and I got 9, plus reversions of some classics. Great CD
"I've been left in ruins, something set you off again"
If you're a Candlebox fan, this album is right on par with all of their other stuff. If you're not, you should give this a listen. It might hook you. This is just good rock and roll.
That said lets talk about this recording:
I will get the re-recordings outta the way; Far Behind, You, Cover Me, Change, and Simple Lessons (all worthy songs to re-record) What makes these top notch, is that the band stayed true to the originals and for that I Thank you! Re-recording and re-making the sound and vocals to what could be considered masterpieces is ridiculous! So, if you loved the originals of these then you won't be disappointed. I bought this CD at BBY using their $2 promo coupon, so for thes 5 songs the .58c is well worth it.
Now for the new recordings:
A Youth in Revolt: pretty Gracious Few-like, full of energy and moving. It has a sort of political view/message which is sorely missing in music these days.
Sweet Summertime: If this song doesn't make you think back to a moving memory or of Missing that someone in the past or of the current listen, lay down, close your eyes and smile.
Believe In It: "One thing we need in this world is Love and Patience" how true is this statement? Put this in a song and sing it like a religion, that's what this song is!
She Come Over: A love story of sorts and it sounds like one with this upbeat tempo song.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been a long-time Candlebox fan, and this album does not disappoint.Published 5 months ago by Faith
Saw them live in Dallas right before this album dropped, keep up the good work.Published 11 months ago by Kenneth Young Jr.
These guys just keep getting better and better with each release. Would of preferred more new songs though instead of the re-recordings at the end of the album.Published 18 months ago by Jeffrey Cooley