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jueves, agosto 09, 2007

MiKe Scott - Still Burning


Mike Scott - Still Burning
Release Date: 1997
Adult Alternative/Pop Rock
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Los Waterboys nos dejaron maravillosos discos en los 80. Creci escuchando "This Is The Sea", "A Pagan Place" y "Fisherman´s Blues". Era un tipo de musica algo diferente a la que solia oir, Rolling, Who, Yes, musica española de la onda mas contestataria y la clasica que me abducia de año en año. Los Waterboys eran algo muy fresco, con esos compases celtas tan exquisitos que te hacian viajar a tierras lejanas y misteriosas.
Mike Scott ha hecho solo un par de discos en solitario, Bring 'Em All In y este Still Burning, los dos grandes trabajos muy en la onda de los chicos del agua. Los fans del grupo no deben perderse este disco, es casi casi perfecto.

When former Waterboy Mike Scott wrote "The Whole of the Moon" (it appears on the group's This is the Sea) he assured his place in songwriter heaven. If nothing on Still Burning achieves the grandeur of that masterpiece, there are still gems aplenty here. Scott remains a bastion of passion and honesty. His Dylan-esque delivery tempers near purple prose into songs so seamless that it is easy to miss how good they are. Too, the Arthurian, religious, and romantic imagery is grounded by the soulful grooves of session wizards Pino Palladino and Jim Keltner, and the raw guitar of Chris Bruce. In short, they rock. The Waterboys were never afraid of the grand gesture, and Scott retains that bravado. You want long orchestral codas ("Love Anyway")? Raging leads ripping through a tribute to Hendrix ("King Electric")? A device song like "Open" where each line begins with "Open to..." would be gimmicky in the hands of a lesser songwriter, but Scott's sense of harmony saves the day.









Gracias a mi amigo Sergio alias "Jeff Lynne" por dejarme los discos de Scott, y al grupo YDM por ayudarme a compartirlos.


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