|Es ist ein brillantes Werk geworden! Derek Trucks, der begnadete Gitarrist der The Allman Brothers Band und Derek Trucks Band, und seine Gattin, die großartige Singer-Songwriterin und Gitarristin Susan Tedeschi mit einer hinreissenden Southern Soul, Blues-, Roots-Scheibe, die einen von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute gefangen nimmt.
Das renommierte, der The Allman Brothers Band nahe stehende, mittlerweile aber in der gesamten Jamrock-Szene voll etablierte Fan-Magazin schreibt zu diesem Werk:
For the past 18 months, the husband/wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have been working on a new collective vision. This creative period resulted in their new album, the appropriately titled Revelator, which you can now pre-order through Hittin' the Note!
Revelator is a truly collaborative effort in every way, an egoless journey made possible by teamwork and group effort. Mike Mattison and the brothers Burbridge, Oteil and Kofi, contribute to the songwriting, and the band worked with a wide variety of talented songwriters from outside their musical family.
From the evocative, moody "Midnight In Harlem" to the rip-roaring drive of "Bound for Glory" to the testifying funk of "Love Has Something Else to Say," the results speak for themselves. This is a great group of songs, played to perfection.
"These songs are all life-adventure stuff," says Tedeschi. "Revelator is about storytelling through songs - songs with nice musical structures, with beginnings, middles and ends, a lot of content that people can really dig into."
Of course, even the best songs can only take you so far without a great band. Revelator is the debut of the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-member ensemble overflowing with talent and musical familiarity. This all-star band allows both Derek and Susan to really shine.
"I'm super-proud of the work that Susan's done on the record," Derek says about his wife and collaborator. "We really tried to catch different parts of her singing - not just the belting thing that she's known for, but the sweet side too. She's really laying it all out there."
Susan is equally proud in describing Derek's work on the record. "I have the best guitar player in the world in my band," Susan says with pride. "I love playing with my husband and now I get to hear him every night."
Eine weitere U.S.-Besprechung im Original:
Revelator is the long-awaited, song-oriented debut album by the husband-wife team of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks. Filled with smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi's vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks's uncanny agility on slide-guitar, Revelator also serves to introduce the couple s new, 11-piece ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band.
A dramatic leap forward for two of the music world's most dynamic performers, Revelator is a confident yet unforced triumph offering a cohesive vision: an idyllic, musical world in which the echoes of so many great traditions Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk organically flow together, blending with an entirely original, modern sensibility.
In addition to the combined weight of Tedeschi and Trucks's equally renowned abilities, Revelator benefits from an impressive circle of talent that the two brought together. Trucks co-produced the album with multi-Grammy-winning engineer Jim Scott, whose genre-bending credits include popular albums by the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both Tedeschi and Trucks co-wrote the album's twelve new songs with an impressive list of experienced songwriters, including Jeff Trott, John Leventhal, David Ryan Harris and Sonya Kitchell; Gary Louris and Oliver Wood of the Jayhawks and the Wood Brothers, respectively; and old friends like guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Krasno (of Soulive), and band members Mike Mattison, Kofi Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge.
Most notably, Revelator features the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band, an eleven-member ensemble overflowing with talent and musical familiarity. Brothers Oteil Burbridge (noted for his years as bassist with the Allman Brothers Band) and Kofi Burbridge (longtime keyboardist/flutist with The Derek Trucks Band) have joined forces with a pair of drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams, trombonist Saunders Sermons, and harmony singers Mark Rivers and Mike Mattison. (Additionally, Ryan Shaw and David Ryan Harris supplied harmony vocals to various tracks on the album, and Alam Khan adds his masterful sarod playing to "These Walls".) The fact that this aggregation includes so many musicians related by experience and blood clearly adds to the notion of Revelator as a true group album, the product of a musical family.
Das komplette Tracklisting:
1. Come See About Me 3:49
2. Don't Let Me Slide 5:03
3. Midnight in Harlem 5:52
4. Bound for Glory 5:28
5. Simple Things 4:46
6. Until You Remember 6:11
7. Ball and Chain 3:57
8. These Walls 5:58
9. Learn How to Love 4:23
10. Shrimp and Grits (Interlude) 1:45
11. Love Has Something Else to Say 5:54
12. Shelter 7:58