Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
ERIC STUART BAND - BLUE DRESSED IN BLACK
Rober Silverstein 20th Century Guit | 02/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The days as being 'the best known, hardest working unsigned act around' may soon be coming to a happy outcome for singer songwriter Eric Stuart. The Brooklyn-born rocker who made quite a few music fans very happy with the release of his recent four song demo CD gets closer to the flame with the release of his latest full length disc entitled Blue, Dressed In Black, Co-produced by U.K. rock guitar great Peter Frampton, John Regan Harvey Jay Goldberg, the CD serves up a dozen tracks that perfectly capture the essence of Stuart's songwriting gifts. Stuart lists Buddy Holly, Presley, Springsteen and Cat Stevens as big influences and upon hearing Blue, Dressed In Black it's obvious that Stuart not only absorbed these influences, but has blended them together to create a distinctive songwriting and vocal style all his own. Stuart and Co. rock the house on album highlights like "Staring You In The Face" and "Hole In The Head", while deeper, probing songs like "Corner Booth Chronicles" nad "Lost Innocence" deliver the goods with searing intensity. Like Bruce Springsteen, Stuart knows how to wring every once of emotion out of a song and he skillfully proves it on Blue, Dressed In Black. Assisting Stuart are some fine players including guitarists Peter Frampton, Ben Mauro, Mason Swearingen (Bass) and Questar Welsh along with drumming ace Eddie Bayers"
Eric Stuart and his band can do anything--and do it with exc
B.E.W. Dragon | Edinburgh | 02/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of the 3 ESB (Eric Stuart Band) albums I own, this is my favorite. It exemplifies the variety of styles that the band can achieve--all with the trademark ESB commitment to quality and excellence in every line. This album has it all: from their most rock type song without any drawl (Staring You in the Face) to their most western type gun ballad (God's Roof); from their most beautiful heartbreak song (Corner Booth Chronicles) to their best party song (Raise a Little Hell); and from their most cleverly crafted lyrics (Lost Innocence) to their best use of instrumentation (Heaven in a Cadillac). More than in any other album, voice actor /voice director /singer /songwriter /guitarist Eric Stuart shows not only that he puts 100% into everything he does, but also that he and his band can do anything! Also check out his other two albums: Bombshellshocked, and In the County of Kings!
Some extra notes on this album:
Lost Innocence--has the best lyrics of any ESB song, eg. "I've been sick and I've been well, at heaven's gate and on the road to hell, I've been smooth and I've been rough, I've wanted more, then had enough."
Heaven in a Cadillac--is perfect. Voice, lyrics, and instrumentation are all superb and blend together so perfectly that it actually feels like you're in a dream.
Home-- a heartwarming ballad full of hope which demonstrates how Eric loves to write songs that tell a story.
Corner Booth Chronicles--won the John Lennon Songwriting Award, and rightly so!
In The County Of Kings
Pokemon: Christmas Bash
Pokemon Movie Collection (The First Movie/The Movie 2000/Pokemon 3)
Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Movie
Forget blue and black--this ought to be PLATINUM!
E | 05/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite album by the Eric Stuart Band. ESB has a wonderful, unique style that puts it in an irresistible class of its own. The catchy, driven tunes capture your interest immediately and never let go, yet the complex orchestration of sounds ensures that you hear something new every time. It's always an enjoyable and fresh experience. The lyrics are strikingly superb, with masterfully composed rhetorical devices and plays on words--the like of which you won't hear anywhere else. No matter how many times you hear the songs, they still give you something to think about. And then of course, there is Eric's marvelous dreamscape-conjuring voice. Like a master craftsman, he continuously refines his vocal style with each word to polish his story to perfection, and you are cast headlong into a vivid dream world filled with convincing feelings that are always close to home! (Also, be sure to look up his many voice-acting achievements--they are sure to surprise you.)"