Tank Full Of Blues
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MP3 Music, July 22, 2012
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2012 album from the legendary Pop/Rock singer, songwriter and musical chameleon. A street poet and singer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance, Dion defined Rock 'n' Roll for a generation. He is an artist who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Now Dion has returned to his deepest roots and influences to release his first Blues album with mostly original songs. His critically acclaimed 2007 Blues album BRONX IN BLUE was nominated for a Grammy. It is this latest album, however, that Dion considers the crown of his career. TANK FULL OF BLUES showcases his inexhaustible creativity and sheer exuberance, qualities that have made his music and his legend endure. Dion's never stopped making music, because people have never stopped listening. The man rocks, and he rocks on... with a tank full of blues in his heart.
''If you want to hear a great singer, listen to Dion. His voice takes its color from all palettes. He's never lost it, his genius has never deserted him.'' --Bob Dylan
''All hail Dion, the real link between Frank Sinatra and rock 'n' roll. He could've been in either the Rat Pack or the E Street Band if either had been lucky enough to have him.'' --Bruce Springsteen
''So while Dion has learned from the past, he doesn't live in it. At 72, he has written new songs for the play [''The Wanderer--The Life And Music of Dion'', coming soon]. He's even coming out with a new album ''Tank Full Of Blues,'' next month. ''I never felt more relevant,'' he said. ''I feel more relevant now than I did in my '20s....'' --New York Times, 12/9/11
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This material was all written by Dion and the guitar work is Dion---what more do you need? Dion put together a list of blues albums for e-music and he introduced me to a genre I did not know very well. He loves this stuff, he relates to this stuff, and he puts his soul into the music. I'm not a fan of everything he has done (the gospel stuff is not for me) but I have great respect for his commitment to whichever genre he is gracing at the moment. If you have an open mind, this is a great album. If you love the blues, this is a great album, and if you love Dion (from any era), this is a great album. I highly recommend it!
Want to see giant fingers play blues on a Martin that make you think you are listening to Robert Johnson: listen to all albums starting with Bronx in Blue.
Want to see a brilliant performer and hear some great stories: see him in person.
Tank Full of Blues: Grammy material. Unfortuneately, nominators seem to pass him by, aside from 2007.
The guy is 73. Ridiculous.
Considering that the peak of his career in the late 50s/early 60s predates 8-track by a decade, it is still difficult to shake off the dimly lit nostalgia and give him appropriate credit, not only as a pioneer but for making incredible music well into this century. As a sincere act of penance, Dion's recently released Tank Full of Blues has not left my CD player for a week.
By no means do I consider myself a blues aficionado (never could really connect with the whole Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, southern mythology of it all.) But, I can still respect and applaud meticulous and nuanced guitar work especially, when it's raptured by a voice that rings with the soulfulness of an artist that still has important things left to say.
Catalyzed by state-of-the-art production work, Tank Full of Blues is a flat-out great record that just grows with each listen, surrounding you with an unrelenting groove and sizzling atmospherics that are not derailed by a single bad track. Listening to the gospel of Dion, there is absolute truth in the fact that without bad relationships, "blue" would just be another color.
So, as I leave my baggage at the door the only reasonable conclusion I can come to is... no matter what era you call home, Dion's latest is going to be among your most inspired music purchases of 2012.
Sorry, not available on 8-track.