Bernard Allison - Let It Go (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Bernard Allison - Let It Go (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Bernard Allison - Let It Go (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 53:12 minutes | 625 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Blues musician Bernard Allison began his musical career in the early 1990s and since then he been leading the blue scene as one of the best blues guitarists. He is especially thankful for the other members playing on this album because their collaboration give Allison great hope for the future of the blues all over the world. “We made the decision to not flood the album with keyboards or horns, to go back to the true basic rhythm section sound – and to show more mature songwriting” – Bernard Allison


Bernard Allison is unstoppable. He’s the face on the magazines and the voice on the radio. He’s the showman roaming the open road on the 2018 Blues Caravan tour, bringing it to the people each night with compadrés Mike Zito and Vanja Sky. He’s the visionary songwriter whose latest studio release – Let It Go – is already tipped as a top album of 2018. It’s a work ethic that would leave most musicians gasping but for this creative dynamo – now entering his fifth decade at the head of the blues pack – it’s all in a day’s work.

Starting the blues calendar with a bang in January 2018, Let It Go feels like a homecoming. After all, this latest studio album sees Bernard return to Ruf Records: the iconic German label that was created in 1994 to serve as a home for his father, the much-missed Chicago heavyweight, Luther Allison. Just as significant, Let It Go also found Bernard recording in the birthplace of the blues – Tennessee – and returns his sound to its raw fundamentals, on 12 songs that hold up without embellishment. It’s an auspicious catalogue by an acclaimed genre heavyweight – but Let It Go is a potent reminder that for Bernard Allison, there’s always another gear. “We all just came together as a group to create this album,” he considers, “to show our chemistry as friends and bandmates. My favourite memory was watching the faces of everyone involved in the session. Everyone came to lay it on down and gave 110%…”

Tracklist:

01 - Crusin for a Bluesin
02 - Same Ole Feeling
03 - Backdoor Man
04 - Let It Go
05 - Night Train
06 - Kiddeo
07 - Leave Your Ego
08 - Blues Party
09 - Hey Lady
10 - Look out Mabel
11 - You're Gonna Need Me
12 - Castle

Produced by Jim Gaines. Engineered & Mixed by Jim Gaines & Todd Fitzgerald.
Recorded in September 2017 at Bessie Blue Studio, Stantonville, Tennessee.
Mastered at Winterland Studios, Minneapolis, MN.

Musicians:
Bernard Allison - vocals, Organ B3, guitar
John T. McGhee - guitar
George Moye - bass
Mario Dawson - drums, tambourine
Jose Ned James - saxophone on "6"

Analyzed: Bernard Allison / Let It Go
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR6 -0.10 dB -7.98 dB 4:56 01-Crusin for a Bluesin
DR9 -0.10 dB -10.72 dB 4:05 02-Same Ole Feeling
DR8 -0.10 dB -8.53 dB 3:49 03-Backdoor Man
DR7 -0.10 dB -9.06 dB 5:17 04-Let It Go
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.57 dB 3:49 05-Night Train
DR10 -0.10 dB -11.17 dB 4:44 06-Kiddeo
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.76 dB 5:15 07-Leave Your Ego
DR8 -0.10 dB -8.89 dB 4:48 08-Blues Party
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.68 dB 4:49 09-Hey Lady
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.55 dB 3:33 10-Look out Mabel
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.15 dB 4:39 11-You're Gonna Need Me
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.82 dB 3:29 12-Castle
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1402 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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