Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013

THE BLUES TRAVELER...Save His Soul  (1993)
Save His Soul was released 20 years ago in 1993 and reached number 72 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I'll give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.  My thought for today was to check out an album I had never heard from a band I don't listen to very often.  I got lucky and picked a very good album.  My first thought, however, was "oh wow, it has 14 songs and clocks in at more than an hour" but that turned out to be not a problem.  Of course, the best track on the album is the last one, the 7 1/2 minute 'Fledgling'.  This could be the best BT track I've ever heard.  Throughout the album is the very familiar BT sound with some very cool harmonica.  Recommended, for sure
(CD, Allmusic review)

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