[Harp-L] New Paul Delay Live CD review

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Sun Jul 2 14:41:26 EDT 2017

Richard Hunter asked for a review.

First, let it be known that I am a huge Delay fan.  More than most harp
players, he gave me permission to be myself.

This CD was not intended to be a CD.  They played a blues fest overseas and
were not aware they were being recorded.  20 years later the recordings
were found and deemed worthy of availability.  All of my negative parts of
this critiques can be blamed on that.

First off, the mix is great  except for the first two songs where the drums
are too loud.   The band is playing great and Delay can really sing and
play.  This sounds as good as any of their studio albums.

On the negative side there are only a couple of songs I wasn't familiar
with.  Although Delay's diatonic work is outstanding, I am very familiar
with his style and did not hear anything new from him on diatonic.  On
chromatic he played many things I had never heard him do before.

I give it a big thumbs up.
Michael Rubin

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