Gipsy Lady (Vinyl)
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Almost one year after his phenomenal comeback album 'In The Midst Of Beauty' the first album from Michael Schenker-Gary Barden Acoustic Project appears. All the experts say that you can tell a really great musician when he performs his music without the need of any technical props. Just at the point when playing by rote comes to an end and is surpassed by the emotion in each song. Michael has achieved all this with his congenial partners on 'Gipsy Lady' in a most impressive style.
Long-term collaborator, Gary Barden's vocals give the cleverly arranged songs just the touch of soul they need for full impact. He wrote the lyrics virtually off the top of his head. And with Michael Vetter, Schenker has an experienced producer, a second guitarist as well as a background vocalist on board, who delivers an outstanding performance as usual. Kai Luennemann on drums completes the team.
What is the special appeal of 'Gipsy Lady?' First of all, you clearly have to emphasise the warm and emotional sound. With such a distinctive, soft sound from Michael Schenker's guitar, this album distinguishes itself far beyond other flat products. In addition to this is the fabulous selection of acoustic instruments which give all the songs the final kick.
In this way, using a flamenco guitar with castanets in "Dance Lady Gipsy" conjures up a hot-blooded gipsy dancing before your eyes, while the fiddle and flutes in "Fight For Freedom" transport you to beautiful Ireland. The strings form just the right counterpart to Michael's guitar in the wonderful ballad "All Of My Life," while a mouth organ in "Can't Live On Love Alone" gives it a hint of the blues.
All in all, the new album from Michael Schenker-Gary Barden Acoustic Project is more than an acoustic album, it demonstrates all Michael Schenker's expertise as a guitarist and is ideal for escaping the stress of everyday life by candlelight. Just listen and enjoy.
|Primary Format - Music||Vinyl|
|Artist||MICHAEL SCHENKER AND GARY BARDEN|
|Label||Only Blues Music|
|Music Genre||Blues / Rock|
|Music Genre Primary||Blues & Roots|
|Music Genre Secondary||Pop & Rock|
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