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  • Код: CRCD003
  • Производитель: Calibrated
  • Код производителя: 5707471016978
  • Цена: 58.99 zł
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Blues Soul
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2010-06-28
kontynent: Europa
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
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Editor's Info
Mike Andersen is ready with yet another uncompromising blues/soul album!
An uncompromising attitude is what characterizes Mike Andersen and his six piece blues/soul band.

Already at 12 years old blues music had taken a firm grip on Mike Andersen. While everyone around him was listening to a mix of Wham, Duran Duran and Madonna, he practiced guitar along with the the LPs of Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Otis Rush and many more. Later, as Mike focused on voices and words he ventured into the soul stars and Al Green, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye were added to his collection of vinyl.

At 20, Mike met the blues guitarist Otis Grand. Otis and his six piece band perfectly framed the music Mike had listened to his whole life, from raw urban blues to sweaty '60s soul. Otis invited the young Mike Andersen to one of his major shows in England. When Mike returned home to Denmark he had a firm resolve to form a six piece blues and soul band of his own.

Mike Andersen Band's first album, My Love For The Blues (2002) was one of the last 15 years most striking Danish blues albums. It was imprinted with the relentless uncompromising attitude which has characterized his career since. Another significant studio album, Tomorrow (2004) and an EP (2006) followed along with hundreds of concerts across Europe, including opening no less than three times for the legend B.B. King.

About this album Mike Andersen said: "Right now this album is my soul! It has filled my thoughts day and night for several years. As a human completely full of feelings, I love to communicate them with others and that is what music and lyrics, and in particular blues and soul, is all about for me--feelings. I put all those feelings into these songs, and that is why this album means so much to me."

Mike worked closely with the American sound genius Russell Elevado, who did the final mixing for the entire album. Russell has received numerous American music's prestigious Grammy Awards for his works. He stood behind the sound of Alicia Keys' biggest hit Fallin', D'angelo's revolutionary album Voodoo, The Roots' Phrenology as well as works by Al Green, the rapper Common, neo-soul artist Erykah Badu, Nikka Costa and many others.

Russell is a true "analog" purist. He is one of the few remaining who insists on using analog tape and no digital effects. The album therefore is mixed pure analog through all vintage gear giving it its own unique "sound", dripping with soul!

muzycy:
Mike Andersen: vocal, guitar
Claus Sand: piano, organ, rhodes, wurltizer, clavinet, arp synth
Mikkel Fisker: bass
Jens Kristian Dam: drums, percussion, piano, ace tone
Rasmus Boegelmund: trumpet
Morten Elbek: tenor saxophone

utwory:
1. Still Carry a Torch 3:50
2. Over You 4:02
3. Woman's Gotta Have It 4:12
4. Someone Toughened You 4:10
5. Evil 4:52
6. Thinking Of You 3:46
7. More Of You 4:25
8. Games 5:02
9. Information Blues 3:14
10. Restless To The Bone 4:17

wydano: 2010
more info: www.calibrated.org
more info2: www.mikeandersenband.com; www.myspace.com/mikeandersenmyspace

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