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Music for All Occasions
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
If Chris Isaak comes at the Roy Orbison-Ricky Nelson tradition of three-minute country-pop operettas from the pop side, the Mavericks' Raul Malo approaches from the country perspective. Malo's dreamy, creamy tenor is every... more »
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If Chris Isaak comes at the Roy Orbison-Ricky Nelson tradition of three-minute country-pop operettas from the pop side, the Mavericks' Raul Malo approaches from the country perspective. Malo's dreamy, creamy tenor is every bit as intoxicating as Isaak's, and his emotional range is much broader. On this, the Mavericks' fourth album, Malo and his three bandmates demonstrate their complete mastery of this territory with its heavily echoed vocals, its low-pitched guitar figures, its chunky backbeat, and its claustrophobic sense of romance that is almost right but not quite. Bassist Robert Reynolds's wife Trisha Yearwood sings a duet with Malo on Nancy Sinatra's "Something Stupid," but the album's highlights are the four songs Malo cowrote with former NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson, including a Tex-Mex rave-up juiced by accordion legend Flaco Jimenez. --Geoffrey Himes
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Tamara C. (ChicaLinda) from BELTON, TX
Reviewed on 11/10/2007...
A wonderful CD. Raul Malo's voice is always a pleasure to listen to.
I Am Thrilled To Hear This Music
anonymous | USA | 03/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Desiring for many years to avoid what is today termed C&W music, I missed the emergence of The Mavericks onto the pop/country scene. After seeing the band's lead singer, Raul Malo, on a production of PBS' Soundstage, and investigating his recording history, I was thrilled to find what he and his Mavericks cohorts had accomplished.I am of an age that can recall the smell of the dust burning from the radio's vacuum tubes as it warmed and the cadence of an Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison or Gene Pitney hit grew into my ears and imagination.I purchased both the "Music For All Ocassions" and "What A Crying Shame" CD's, and am happy that I did.I love this music."
Country/pop/lounge in a Mavericks style
G. Sawaged | Canada | 01/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Mavericks are certainly country, but with this album they have taken on an early 60's pop sound, but with a country feel. It is so hard to explain because they are so unique. Even the booklet is lavishly illustrated with photos that could be right out of the late 50's early 60's timeframe. One of the highlights is "All you ever do is bring me down" which feature Flaco Jimenez on accordian, for a rousing dance number. But every song on this album is excellent, not one that could be called a filler. I also love listening to the instrumentation in the background as well as the instrumental breaks...wonderful...piano, pedal steel, guitar, strings etc...listen to the piano on "My Secret Flame"...beautiful! Highly recommended."