Bruce, Jack - Somethin Els (expanded) (Mega Blowout Sale)

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"Reunited with long-time collaborator Pete Brown, Jack Bruce turns in one of the finest albums of his solo career, with songs that come close to matching the splendor of his work with Cream."-All Music Guide/Stephen Thomas Erlewine

“Every record by Jack Bruce is different from the last. This one's very different, from almost anything else I've heard, by Jack or by anyone.
This magnificent musician never ceases to amaze, thrill and inspire me. He can sing tenderly, or like a soaring angel who just can't keep what he has to say to himself.
He can hit notes you wouldn't believe possible, and he can move you near to tears with a slow-burn ballad.
This 1993 album followed Automatic, on which he'd flirted with techno sounds. He'd also not personally been a very happy bunny, so it's doubly good to hear him so joyously abandoned on these varied songs, the first three with old compadre Eric Clapton guesting on guitar, to fine effect. In fact these three tracks are quite wonderful, Waiting on a Word & Ships in the Night being particularly memorable, as is the lovely Close Enough For Love.
From then on it's surprises all the way, with a couple of angular, wayward numbers that at first sound a bit of a trial to listen to, but in fact are all of a piece with JB's questing spirit.
The album proper ends with an affecting instrumental called FM, one of several tracks which prove what a superb pianist (and all-round stunning musician) Jack is.
The extra three tracks are astonishing, and would appear to be from another album altogether - Snake Music - made with Mark Nauseef and Miroslav Tadic, with David Torn on guitar. One of them is a version of old JB song Rope Ladder To The Moon, and another is a very slow, brooding cover of the old classic Hendrix hit The Wind Cries Mary - which you must hear!
Maggie Reilly sings with Jack on two songs, and the excellent Clem Clempson plays guitar on most tracks.
I love almost everything Jack Bruce does, and this is no exception. As singer or bass virtuoso, pianist or harmonica player (a good example of that here, too) this man is close to genius.
Somethin els? Somethin els again...!“-Kale Hawkwood
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  • UPC5013929452749
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