12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back in the early ‘90s when Reckless Kelly was cutting their teeth and paying their dues, Americana singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett took the band under his wing, offering advice and support. Somewhere In Time is an awesome reflection of Reckless Kelly’s appreciation and gratitude as it takes on 12 of Bennett’s songs, starting with a blistering loud country-rock rendition of “Little Blossom.”  But where that tune sounds a little dated — like something jumping out from the pages of a mid-‘90s issue of No Depression magazine — “The Ballad Of Elano DeLeon” jangles and chimes with a more timeless Byrdsian tone. The honky-tonkin’ “I’ve Done Everything I Could Do Wrong” reveals Bennett’s raw talent as a tunesmith while simultaneously showcasing Reckless Kelly’s ability to lay off the alt-country distortion and play some traditional beer-joint twang. Willy Braun’s meaty vocal approach to “Idaho Cowboy” really brings this upbeat, autobiographical account to life, but the shuffling “You Cared Enough to Lie” takes the cake for clever lyrics and catchy melodies. A waltzing title-track closes the album with powerful sentiment.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back in the early ‘90s when Reckless Kelly was cutting their teeth and paying their dues, Americana singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett took the band under his wing, offering advice and support. Somewhere In Time is an awesome reflection of Reckless Kelly’s appreciation and gratitude as it takes on 12 of Bennett’s songs, starting with a blistering loud country-rock rendition of “Little Blossom.”  But where that tune sounds a little dated — like something jumping out from the pages of a mid-‘90s issue of No Depression magazine — “The Ballad Of Elano DeLeon” jangles and chimes with a more timeless Byrdsian tone. The honky-tonkin’ “I’ve Done Everything I Could Do Wrong” reveals Bennett’s raw talent as a tunesmith while simultaneously showcasing Reckless Kelly’s ability to lay off the alt-country distortion and play some traditional beer-joint twang. Willy Braun’s meaty vocal approach to “Idaho Cowboy” really brings this upbeat, autobiographical account to life, but the shuffling “You Cared Enough to Lie” takes the cake for clever lyrics and catchy melodies. A waltzing title-track closes the album with powerful sentiment.

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