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Turf
Luka Bloom
Turf
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Irish native Luka Bloom recorded his third U.S. release, Turf, in Dublin's Windmill Studio, a big, rock'n'roll room. Except for a harmony vocal on one song and an audience sing-along on another, all the sounds are created ...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Luka Bloom
Title: Turf
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Original Release Date: 6/14/1994
Release Date: 6/14/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624560821, 093624560845

Synopsis

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Irish native Luka Bloom recorded his third U.S. release, Turf, in Dublin's Windmill Studio, a big, rock'n'roll room. Except for a harmony vocal on one song and an audience sing-along on another, all the sounds are created by Bloom's booming, deep tenor and driving acoustic guitar. Engineers and coproducers Paul Ashe-Browne and Brian Masterson have turned these simple ingredients into a big, lustrous sound that recalls Chris Isaak's moody, hermetic ballads. Unfortunately, the mesmerizing sound of the album is squandered on the narcissistic musings of an overly sensitive young man. Even when he sings about the plight of the Aborigines in Australia or the blacks in America, he seems to be talking to himself in a humorless, private meditation. --Geoffrey Himes

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CD Reviews

Enchanting...an album with staying power.
B. Shigenaka | Seattle, WA United States | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Luka Bloom's Acoustic Motorbike and happened upon this album by chance. Having liked what I had heard, I picked it up on impulse. It's turned out to be one of the best CD purchase decisions I have ever made.The songs are all enchanting, filled not only with deep lyrics but with skilled guitar tunes that will keep you hooked. Even the most uptempo tunes on the album seem to put me in a very serene mood. I found myself moved by more than a few of the tunes. Diamond Mountain and Black is the Colour are two of the best written songs, sung soulfully, that I have ever heard.If you are a fan of acoustic guitar, pure music, lyrical mastery, I can't recommend this album enough. You may also find yourself digging through the store for every shred of Luka Bloom you can buy -- but you'll always return to this incredible collection."
A must have for your cd collection
James Sarantis | Payson, UT United States | 09/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this in Canada about 5 years ago. It immediately captured me and drew me in. On our drive home from Alberta to Utah, we listened to it probably 5 or 6 times and each time I heard something new. Over the years, I've listened to it probably 50 or 60 times. I started singing the songs and learning them, even on my guitar although not even close to what LB does. Obsessed? No. But this is one of those cd's that only comes along every year or so for me that really moves me. Seals 2nd cd was another one for example. I highly recommend it. You just may be one of those who views this as a found treasure too."
His best yet!
Uncle Flip (uncleflip@mindspring.co | Birmingham, Alabama | 11/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Can an album get more than 5 stars? :) This is by far my favourite Luka Bloom album. It's an album that I FEEL as much as I hear. There is some gorgeous songwriting here.. 'Cold Comfort', 'True Blue', and 'Diamond Mountain' will take you in, hold you close, make you feel warm. 'I Did Time' and 'Sanctuary' are immensely beautiful; immensely sad. The first is about prison, the second about the death of Luka's mother. Both get inside you; become a part of you."