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From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 
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SAM BAKER —LAND OF DOUBT (Self-Released)

 

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Texas singer-songwriter, Sam Baker started out in the music business late in life, but he has been unfazed by the attention, and adulation. His spare and largely unique style of work never ceases to turn heads. Stripped back to the minimal both in way of his pointed lyrics and arrangements Baker’s latest offering Land Of Doubt opens with the moody, less than convivial “Summer Wind”. Thankfully, the next track “Same Kind Of Blue” lifts the tempo as he speaks of a guy joining the army in 1968, it would be the time of the Vietnam War, and how Charlie was fighting Charlie just to stay alive. Baker at his best! Other than Baker, the players involved are Neilson Baker, Will Kimbrough, Dan Mitchell, Eamon McLoughlin and David Henry. 

 

On utilising piano the sound is a sombre one on “Margaret”, this as Baker sings of when Margaret smiles and learns in close, her long black hair covers us both he sings. When Margaret sings the angels whisper he adds. Simple and intriguing and with electric guitar (Kimbrough) and piano deftly wrapped ‘round Baker’s vocals he captivates the attention of the listener. His methodical lyrics and the moods evoked are ever graceful as heard on a piano warmed “Love Is Patient”, and he likewise plods along, slow and measured on “Leave”. With it containing something of a hypnotic air your thoughts become entangled in Baker’s detailed, and less than welcoming, and as ever involved lyrics. “The Feast Of Saint Valentine” possesses greater dynamics, and it is an interesting one as he sings about in the ‘dale’. I wonder where the idea of this song came, and where he was when he wrote it. Touring the UK? 

“Moses In The Reeds” is a charismatic tale, his general drawing power doesn’t kick in fully or anywhere like it till he tenders the piece (“Same Kind Of Blue” accepted). Man, it is a knock -out! He isn’t shy to reproduce a little more magic either. For “Say The Right Words” warmed in airy piano, and horns contains a hypnotic feel, if mellow is your poison then this jazz hinted affair will be right up your alley.  

 

Sounding like one of his past treasures “Peace Out” contains much beauty as he does what Baker does best, entice the listener into his web as he dictates the mood. “Where Fallen Angels Dwell” is one of a handful, and easily the longest interlude that ties the ‘production’ together to ensure the players’ work is heard without distraction of voice. On the final track Baker offers up a foreboding and mystical title-track in “Land Of Doubt”. It sounds like something from of a cult-like movie depicting America’s troubled times of the 1930s, during the time of gangsters, exclusive gambling clubs and jazz. Is Land Of Doubt as good as his previous albums Mercy, Pretty World, Cotton or Say Grace? My early answer would be no, then again his albums often take a while to find their true level. I am tempted to say don't be too quick to judge. 

 

                                                            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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