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Wherever I Go
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
From the album liner notes: ... an acoustic music smorgasbord, and not of the blueplate special variety. These offerings are strictly gourmet. Tieing it all together is the unifying thread of Amos' quietly charismatic pe... more »
From the album liner notes: ... an acoustic music smorgasbord, and not of the blueplate special variety. These offerings are strictly gourmet. Tieing it all together is the unifying thread of Amos' quietly charismatic personality. What Amos shares with many of his influences is not only an ear for tight arranging but also economy of songcraft. His words sing even when spoken, conjuring rich imagery unencumbered by nonessential verbiage. Nowhere is this more obvious than on "Mr. Beford's Barn." Amos' ability to paint a moving narrative out of a simple story (based on an actual event), then go that next step and subtly transform it into metaphoric parable illustrates succinctly his arsenal of gifts. But what finally stands out most of all is Amos' melodies. After a listen or two, just try to get these tunes out of your head. And unlike many a ditty that seem to lodge in one's inner ear uninvited and unwanted, rest assured, any of these songs will be welcome guests.(David Royko/Tuckman, Chicago Tribune)
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This is one super album -- great music, great arrangements!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Singing, writing or playing his guitar, Bob Amos is bringing a wonderful "one part talent and two parts sweat" to delighted listeners. This, his first solo project, is an eclectic mix of songs and it is great! The song "Wherever I Go" (title song) ranks right up there as one of the best romantic songs this reviewer has ever heard. There is romance, as Bob's many fans have come to expect from him, pure poetry, and deep personal insight into the human condition in these lovely songs. There is hard-driving bluegrass type edge in the selection "I'm Back" to a rock-type beat in "Say What You Mean". The great thing is, everything works just fine. Bob uses guitar and bass on the only instrumental on the album with exactly the right balance, and the humor in "I Know Where You Live" is a pretty tricky turn-around within the song. The minor adjustment to the album I'd like to see is that the "Baby's Got the Blues" should have a much more "smoke, booze, broads & brawlin'" sound to the voice than Bob has. Also, I have a recording of his earlier version of "Still Set on You" and I like that version better than the one on this CD. That said, this is an auspicious debut solo album. Love it -- and I hope Bob Amos will be granting the wishes of his many fans and give us much more of the same!"
A deep breath of fresh country air!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Fairfax, Virginia | 07/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bob Amos gives us a deep breath of fresh country air as he weaves his (and our) life experiences, places and beliefs into tunes you can't get out of your head and lyrics you can't get out of your heart. I first heard Bob and his band, Front Range this year on the Fourth of July at the annual Bluegrass Festival at Bayse, Virginia. A hundred and three degrees and an audience oblivious to the heat, riveted by the bluegrass, folk, country and Irish shanty mix of songs and instrumentals. Their songs rendered heartfelt emotion and bedrock beliefs with flawless technical execution and wonderful audience rapport. I had to wait in line ten minutes to get this CD."