Ian Siegal – All The Rage
Format: CD / Label: Nugene Records
Releasedatum: 16 maart 2018
Tekst: Iain Patience
At last, here it is, not just another album from one of the UK’s and Europe’s finest undiscovered bluesmen, but a work of true genius, a release that surely must push this guy into a whole new world of international, global music appreciation.
For years now, Ian Siegal, a recent Amsterdam citizen, has been turning out albums that are both impressive and appreciated by blues-lovers almost everywhere. With ‘All the Rage’ the guy has simply upped his game by several notches to deliver a simply superb album. Fretwork, vocals, the whole-damn-package just roars with sheer class and quality. This is an album that could easily be an album of the year, even this early in the year.
Self-penned songs show the top-notch skill and talent of Siegal here performing at his very best. Backed by his blues-buddies, Jimbo Mathis on support guitars, percussion, organ; Dusty Ciggaar on pedal and acoustic guitar; Danny Van’t Hoff on bass, and Raphael Shcwiddessen with Merel Moelker sharing vocals, the result is a truly excellent release, as good as it gets in almost every way and sense.
In a nutshell this is an album to grab, savour and share. A wonderful release from a guy who knows just what he’s about but also where he is going. Highly recommended, for sure, an absolute must-have release.
01. Eagle-Vulture (Siegal)
02. Jacob’s Ladder (Azier/Den haring/Siegal)
03. The Sh*t Hit (Siegal)
04. Won’t Be Your Shotgun Rider (Siegal)
05. Ain’t You Great? (Siegal)
06. My Flame (Mathus/Siegal)
07. One-eyed King (Azier/Den haring/Siegal)
08. If I Live (Mathus/Siegal)
09. Sweet Souvenir (Mathus/Siegal)
10. Sailor Town (Herrera/Siegal)
Recorded at Island Studios, Amsterdam
Produced by Jimbo Mathus
Website: Ian Siegal
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