Sound — 8
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Lyrics — 7
Largely instrumental, with the notable exception of Workin', performed by Kevin Saucier, and a few of the covers, the lyrical qualities of the album are largely demonstrated by Amos Helvey. The apex of delight and raw passion on this album is arguably his rendition of Rollin' and Tumblin', the Muddy Waters classic. This mix of covers and originals blends excellently, and it seems fitting that Muddy Waters' influence inexorably endures on modern day blues. The Liquid Blues Band's very own Gone Forever is yet another standing tribute to the talent of Ultimate-Guitar, and lyrically holds it's own, retelling the story of 'my baby', who is 'gone forever [...] straight outta town', leaving the vocalist 'so down'. Don't let that get you down, there's plenty to keep you up beat on this album!
Overall Impression — 9
Blues guitarists are often tempestuous, boldly revolutionary, and astutely talented. Abstemious, they are not; Ultimate-Guitars very own Blues guitarists draw influence from the greats, such as SRV, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters. In the event, the only thing that is lacking from this album is a more qualified recording process throughout; let this leave you unperturbed, for the quality is there to substantiate my claims that there is a lot more to come from these guitarists. Neil Flynn, the brainchild of the project, assured me that the artists are planning another album so that we can put it onto online music shops and give the money to the charity'. With such sentiments behind the music, you can sit back and enjoy yourself. From the initiating track, recorded by the prodigious Eric Nikolaides, to the closing Stormy Monday rendition, by James Hayes, the album does not disappoint much, if at all.