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Not for me
on January 23, 2015
Two days before I purchased this cd I saw Mavis Staples live at The Sunset Center in Carmel, California. Her performance was dynamic, her voice filled the theater with the music of her life, her history. She was so outstanding that at times the hair on the back on my neck bristled. So I came home and ordered One True Vine.
First off it is a terrible recording. During some songs the bass is so loud that no matter how much I adjust the base from my end there is no fixing it. Second and worst of all: Ms Staples sounds like she is lying in bed whispering in her sleep. The songs are lackluster, without feeling and during some it sounds as though she may be falling asleep.
I know I'll get slammed for this review but I am reviewing from my experience. Perhaps if I try an older album it would be better.