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Me Died Blue
Steven Delopoulos
Me Died Blue
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Steven Delopoulos
Title: Me Died Blue
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal South
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 5/20/2003
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Contemporary Blues, Traditional Blues, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 044006717920, 0044006717920, 004400671792

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"Why should the devil get all the good music?" used to be the refrain heard in Christian music circles, a sentiment roundly answered by a contemporary explosion of successful gospel-oriented pop that's embraced everything from folk to metal and hip-hop. This debut solo release from the frontman of the idiosyncratic, folk-rooted contemporary gospel group Burlap to Cashmere covers an impressive musical range, from simmering semi-confessionals to the social critique of "Daisies and Sandalwood" and the playful romp "Rocky Boat," all of them wrapped in the evocative textures of producer Monroe Jones (this is the debut release of Jones' own Eb+Flo label). But while the Christian message is central to the album's concerns, Delopoulos's ambitious songs and performances inherently begs comparison to NYC songwriters like Paul Simon, Harry Chapin, and even Bob Dylan--though his gifts for lyrical allegory are occasionally mired in the latter's Slow Train Coming/Saved sense of the demi-pedantic. Still, there's an urgency and often Gordon Lightfoot-esque warmth that won't be denied here, underscored by the musician's forceful acoustic guitar textures and impressive range of composition. --Jerry McCulley

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CD Reviews

Burlap to Cashmere Lite
C. Phillips | 09/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If Burlap to Cashmere was the Christian version of Rusted Root, then Steven Delopoulos as a solo artist is the Christian version of Paul Simon.

This CD, like Burlap's "Anybody Out There?", is so full of quoteable lyrics and hummable melodies that you will find yourself singing the songs to yourself even after the first listen. But instead of the heavy Mediterranian-influenced music, this album has a sort of light, finger-picking and strumming sound to the songs -- not unlike the ubiquitous "kid you know" who brings his guitar everywhere with him, then sits down and plays beautifully with what seems like no effort. Very organic and honest.

I loved "Anybody Out There?" because it was folksy and raw, almost dark in some places ("Divorce", "Anybody out there?"). This album takes the same themes and emotions from that record and brings them into the light. The result is a warm and sincere record that you will want to play over and over."
Good stuff
folk fan | Winston-Salem, NC | 07/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was an impulse buy (congrats Amazon on your marketing!) a couple of weeks ago. I popped it in, and was really taken away! His voice is excellent, moving. The overtones of the strings are very folky and lend themselves to comparisons with David Gray. Overall a great driving or listening CD - nothing to party to - just sit back, relax and take it in."
A wonderful album
Renee C. Orlandi | PA USA | 08/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I did not know who Steven Delopoulos was when I bought this album, but I have been very pleased with it. He sometimes sounds a little like Bob Dylan. If you like sort-of mellow, folk-y, type music with good, bouncy rythm, neat melodies, great instrumentation, and upbeat, original lyrics that manage not to be preachy or banal then I believe that you also will find it quite nice. Holy Sunlight is one of my favorites songs on this CD. I also think that it is nice to hear music of the Christian persuasion that doesn't sound like all the rest of the songs you hear on the radio (if you have ever listened to Christian stations you know what I mean.)"