Robert Cray Band In My Soul

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Provogue With this new stu­dio al­bum re­lease and a UK tour about to kick off, you know that some of the ma­te­rial here is bound to get an air­ing. But while it may be the usual al­bum/promo tour sce­nario there’s noth­ing run-of-themill about this collection of songs. Robert’s soul­ful and con­trolled ap­proach to the blues pre­sents a dif­fer­ent as­pect to the genre. The open­ing track, You Move Me, is typ­i­cal Cray with its driv­ing gui­tar licks and rhythm stabs, so we’re off to a great start. As a whole the al­bum cov­ers a huge cross-sec­tion of ma­te­rial that shows off Robert’s song­writ­ing, play­ing and vo­cal tal­ents. Loaded with light and shade, all of the songs have that qual­ity about them that you know will trans­port well to the stage. There are good grooves, too, on I’ll Guess I’ll Never Know, the funky No­body’s Fault But Mine and smooth late night jazzer Hold On. There’s also a limited edi­tion avail­able that in­cludes a bonus track called Pil­low, which is a cool, so­phis­ti­cated, heart­felt track with great vo­cals - a wor­thy ad­di­tion in our opin­ion.

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