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ROGER McGUINN —PEACE ON YOU (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

A founder member of The Byrds, the famed 12-string Rickenbacker guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Roger McGuinn’s second solo album Peace On You (1974) enjoys a welcome reissue.  

The recording is produced by Bill Halverson and very much in keeping of the country rock age of its existence, and it has a string of fine players assists him. Plus Jacques Levy joins him on songwriting duties, and for one track “Rock And Roll Time” you have Kris Kristofferson and Bob Neuwirth join McGuinn. As for players the list includes Al Kooper, Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Russ Kunkell, Lee Sklar, Donnie Dacus, Al Perkins and Dan Fogelberg, but in all honesty the sound or songs in general fail to ignite any real passion. I feel all too many albums of a country rock were made after the era had passed, and the best of the music taken flyte.   

“Peace On You” is a Charlie Rich song (an interesting, inspired choice), and McGuinn comes through with a good, solid version. His vocals are keen, just how I like them. Among the best offerings you have “Same Old Sound”, complete with a little jangling guitar it has a warm feel. Plus of course you have McGuinn’s (w/ Levy) excellent ballad that speaks of the old folk days (pre-Byrds) “Gate Of Horn”. It would be the best track on many an album. You also have Fogelberg’s “Better Change” and jangling ode “The Lady”, another fine track from McGuinn and Levy. Otherwise Peace On You is for few other than the Roger McGuinn / Byrds faithful.  

Maurice Hope   

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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