Thursday, March 24, 2016

'Sir' Oliver Mally 2006 Love Is A Devil





Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:53
Size: 93,51 MB

Austria

Frontman for the band Blues Distillery, occasionally half of a piano/guitar duo, and sometimes one third of a trio, for this acoustic based set this Austrian singer/guitarist is the whole package, a solo artist totally alone except for a washboard on one track and a piano on another, and with ten of the eleven tracks being self compositions, there is nowhere to hide. Not that Sir Oliver needs it. His talent is such that he carries it off with ease, his voice is authentic and convincing, his guitar playing accomplished and appropriate, and his songwriting varied and interesting.

He doesn’t always play the blues pure and simple - though he proves on several tracks here that he can undoubtedly do just that - but he never strays too far from the root. He can hint at the gritty country-roots-rock approach of a Steve Earle (himself no stranger to blues festivals), conjure up the smiling shade of the great Mississippi John Hurt – try 'Butterfly Girl' a particular favourite of mine), or tackle a self-composed lyrical ballad ('Billy'). As I wrote earlier, there is nowhere to hide – and that is to Herr Mally's advantage as it allows his talent to shine out bright and clear. A very fine album indeed! (Norman Darwen)

Tracklist:

01 - I Don't Care At All 02:44

02 - Butterfly Girl 02:53

03 - Love Is A Devil 05:39

04 - It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) 03:48

05 - Billy 04:58

06 - Sunshine, Sunshine 03:41

07 - Lovin' Blues 01:56

08 - You Ain't Nothing Special 04:21

09 - You Took Me By Surprise #2 03:32

10 - See Me... (Slight Return) 03:38

11 - New Years Eve 03:43





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