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BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS

LEVITATE

2009-10-06

When I heard Bruce Hornsby was debuting with Verve Records with a CD entitled Levitate, I was expecting an uplifting Jazz style release. Instead spider fingers has abandoned all his wonderful piano solos for a less then inspiring band release. The CD begins with a comical tale of ‘The Black Rats of London” that carries a Celtic flavor to it. “Prairie Dog Town” could easily be mistaken as a rocking Todd Snider tune. The third track “Cyclone” is one of the last up-tempo tracks and is able to blow some dust prior to the CD going into a string of less then inspiring mid tempo string of songs. The CD ends with “In the Low Country” one of the best tracks on this release and will bring Bruce’s listeners back to the glory days on the range. If you are searching for a safe Pop style release this may be a good pick, but it failed to levitate me and left me flat on the ground. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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