Love, Gratitude And Other Distractions
Being a bass playing vocalist it’s fair to say that this album from Will Lee is far from being guitar heavy. That said, the quality of guitar that does sneak in sensational. In fact it’s almost worth getting for Will and Billy Gibbons’ rendition of Get Out Of My Life Woman alone, where both sing lead and Billy plays some of his dirtiest guitar ever. Hugh McCracken plays fine acoustic on Miss Understanding and there’s a great pedal steel solo from Larry Campbell. Steve Lukather throws trem flips, speed runs and slides into his solo on Natives and Chuck Loeb weaves his six-string magic on Smile and almost steals Fooled Him. But make no mistake this is very much Lee’s album and it’s wonderfully musical with first rate songs and fantastic production. It crosses musical genres yet retains a cohesive and lush quality throughout. This is one of those rare albums that makes you smile from start to finish and gets better with every play.