We Walk This Road (Deluxe Version)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
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Robert Randolph hired T-Bone Burnett to produce his latest album and to educate Randolph on the secular blues music that he was never allowed to listen to as a child. Take Randolph and his Family Band’s instrumental prowess and throw it into the deep blues and you have an amazing combination. Randolph and his band are young men discovering a fresh new terrain, so whether it’s Blind Willie Johnson’s “If I Had My Way” sending Randolph to the Mississippi Delta with guest Ben Harper, or John Lennon’s “I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama,” with guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, it all comes out with a blistering intensity that’s hard to replicate. Prince’s “Walk Don’t Walk” has a restrained funk to its pop-friendly production. Bob Dylan’s “Shot of Love” sounds like the heavens opening with Randolph synching things up to his gospel roots. The originals, written with Burnett, fit in nicely alongside this roots exploration. “Dry Bones” is excellent modern electric blues. The deluxe version comes with three worthy bonus cuts that further drive home the fact that this is one serious collection of musicians likely to be with us for a very long time.
This is one band destined to save music!
Robert Randolph and the Family Band are not just a fantastic group of individuals, they are some of the most prominent musicians on the planet!
Their third studio album only justifies that claim even more. We Walk This Road is a fantastic album from start to finish. Even the Segues in between many of the songs help remind you just where this band is coming from.
The music and the lyrics are from deep down the soul. Traveling Shoes, I Still Belong To Jesus, and If I Had My Way are not only catchy, but they have such deep meaning that strikes the listener deep down. It's a reminder of how music has evolved, and how we can't forget what made this style so powerful in its prime time.
Buying this album isn't just a recommendation on my part. I'm pleading with you, as the readers, to purchase this album, support these guys, and help the world to see that new music can still bring chills to your bones.
Thank you Robert Randolph and the Family band for delivering yet another fantastic entry into the world of music. We truly can't thank you enough for what you're doing.
Not as good as the last couple albums. Lost that explosiveness.
WOW Great Album !
Thanks for a Great album ! Saw Robert Randolph first time in 2004 with Eric Clapton in Copenhagen . Thanks !
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