2014
Label: Vanguard - 78265-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Southern Rock
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While those genres all make appearances here, they do so minus the needless studio gimmickry on earlier records. That said, this isn't a "back-to-the-roots" recording so much as an intimate one. There is plenty of polish in Paul Moak 's production, but it Edge of Heaven - Marc Broussard - A Life Worth Living the emotional immediacy in Broussard 's songs. Acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitars, backing chorus, and natural-sounding drums underscore a gritty narrative -- and a clever use of classic song titles in the refrain.

The lyrics and arrangement on the stellar title track which addresses priorities discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are the most striking about this set: Broussard 's growth as a songwriter he wrote or co-wrote all but one song.

The sometimes-cliched tropes on earlier records are completely absent. These songs reveal hard-won experience, not metaphor or tale spinning. As such, these songs are direct, even when dealing with uncomfortable topics. In On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric) - Various - Rare Preludes Volume One ways, the big production numbers are outliers -- on purpose.

They bridge the excellent if often slower and sparser material: the Americana love song "Perfect to Me," the tender, humid, "Shine," and the sultry summer soul in the committed "Weight of the World.

Broussard 's voice has always been his signature, but this time out it's his songs -- not his showmanship -- that do the talking. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age.

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