The Space Between Us
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Audio CD, Import, 25 Nov. 2022
|Publication date||25 Nov. 2022|
Previous full-band album More Sinner Than Saint (MSTS) was released in 2019 to widespread acclaim from fans and reviewers alike. Such was the reaction to MSTS the original intention was to follow that album with another in 2020. The music on the forthcoming album is raw, passionate, multi-hued blues-rock with a very live feel. Taking it's lead from the broader canvas of MSTS, The Space Between Us sees Rebecca stretching and pushing her own artistic boundaries even further, while staying true to her blues/rock roots. The eleven tracks (ten all-new originals from Birkett & Downes, including a choice cover) range from big, bold blues rock to darker, moodier and atmospheric material that allows Rebecca to deliver her at times very personal lyrics with vocal conviction. The one cover is a melodically blues rockin' rendition of Free's A Little Bit of Love. This song will also be released as a single on Friday 7th October. The album was programmed, recorded, produced and engineered by Steve Birkett with assistance from Steve Birkett Jnr. Mixing and mastering was by Gavin Monaghan of Magic Garden Studio in Wolverhampton, whose extensive track record includes working with Editors, Scott Matthews, Robert Plant and Paolo Nutini. Once again, Rebecca's signature vocal style is to the fore and Steve's multi-instrumental talents are on display throughout the album, along with important contributions from the gigging band - Neil Ablard (drums), Nigel Darvill (Keys) and Vince Yarrington (Bass). The collective result is an album that should be played as loud as possible to enjoy the liberating live feel of the tracks. And whilst most of the recording was done in separate sessions, the band got together in the studio to live record Rattle My Cage.
- Package Dimensions : 14 x 12.6 x 0.7 cm; 60 Grams
- Manufacturer : Mad Hat Records
- Original Release Date : 2022
- Label : Mad Hat Records
- ASIN : B0BHTL58H2
- Number of discs : 1
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I have seldom, if ever, come across a voice that is a force of nature. Rebecca is one such force of nature. What sets Rebecca apart from other voices is her raw,unadulterated, unpretentious power. There is a maxim ,which is as follows,"the truly great artists make it appear easy in whatever they do ". This is perfectly true with Rebecca and her band. To take this one step further. There are many great vocalists past and present. But when it comes to exceptional vocalists, past and present, there are few. To me Rebecca is in that elite club of exceptional. That may sound a bold statement to make? All I would say is take a look at vocalists in the present and then take a look at past vocalists. My only caveat to this is that I never compare artists with each other, as I feel it is a disservice.
This album is a powerful full throttle, hard-core ride that will blow your hair off. To say that this is a blues album, could be construed as erroneous by the purists of blues? Well geezers and geezerettes, you are in for a big surprise. It is blues, it is also rock and it is also blues rock. To be able to combine all of these together is nothing short of a masterpiece.
It can sometimes be difficult for bands to create successive albums that are better than their last. This album is the bands 5th release. They keep raising their own level of excellence with each of their albums. Is this their best yet? Geezers and geezerettes, I will let you decide.
Because of my passion for music, I have found that if you truly listen to an album, you can get a feel if the band are enjoying playing. That may sound bonkers. To better explain this, it may seem contrived. I will use this album as an example. I have now listened to this release on a number of occasions. They are not just going through the numbers to produce an album. Each and every time I can hear the bands enjoyment in playing. Is my description bonkers? Again, I will leave that up to you to decide.
As fans, we should never forget the hard work that the band members put into an album. With this band, you know that you are in safe hands. All of them play up in the stratosphere. You may also come across some surprises, which i will not mention. My last bit is about the lyrics. As an analogy, if you would allow me your indulgence for a moment. My favourite painter is Van Gough. With his use of colours, he created a new world for me. Just imagine, how could Van Gough create such vibrancy with his use of colour? To me, lyricists use words in much the same way to create a vibrancy to their music. So yes I do have great admiration for lyricists.