Carl Carl­ton

LigHtS out in won­der­Land

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Carl­ton is well es­tab­lished not only for his dis­tinc­tive gui­tar play­ing but also as a pro­ducer for peo­ple like Robert Palmer and Joe Cocker. Along the way he’s fit­ted in four al­bums with his own band The Song­dogs, co-writ­ten and pro­duced Toast To Free­dom in cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th an­niver­sary of Amnesty In­ter­na­tional and now this solo al­bum. Although Ger­man by birth Carl has to­tal com­mand over Amer­i­can mu­sic and has the abil­ity to weave a great song with sto­ry­line lyrics and strong hooks on gui­tar. Add that to his own raw vo­cal that’s per­fectly suited to this style of song and what you get is a win­ning for­mula and an ex­cel­lent al­bum. Moon­light In New York and In­vin­ci­ble are par­tic­u­lar favourites but it’s all good stuff from start to fin­ish. Great gui­tar work too and the songs have some­thing of a Dy­lan­ish qual­ity about them - never a bad thing - so check this one out.

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