Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Sadies - Favorite Coloursdotdotdot
artworkFive country based instros grace the new Sadies CD. The vocal songs are getting prettier and smoother, and the instros more sophisticated.
Picks: North Humberland West, The Curdled Journey, The Iceberg, Only You And Your Eyes, A Burning Snowman

Track by Track Review


North Humberland West dotdotdot
Country Rock (Instrumental)

The warmth of Supa's Jamboree or Mason Proffit, but without the edge. "North Humberland West" is a happy and warm country instro with way too much kick drum.

The Curdled Journey dotdotdot
Progressive Country (Instrumental)

This is a very pretty song with a poignant sound and distant swirl. Moody and emotional, like a backdrop to a coming sunrise after a bloody night. Long visions of egress on the planes provided by beautiful and a sad violin. Very well mixed and very enticing.

The Iceberg dotdotdot
Country Rock (Instrumental)

While not particularly melodic, "The Iceberg" is sad and longing for better times. The distant call through the mist of this moodscape is only marred by the over-prominent kick drum.

Only You And Your Eyes dotdotdot
Country Rock (A little Byrds-like, with a calming melody line like Clarence White might have written with his band Nashville West. )

A little Byrds-like, with a calming melody line like Clarence White might have written with his band Nashville West. "Only You And Your Eyes" is a very nice instro for a soft afternoon.

A Burning Snowman dotdotdot
Country Rock (Instrumental)

"A Burning Snowman" is an epic and orchestral piece with major drama and great drums. It meanders down a long country road on its way to a better day. Powerful and very visual, like a perfect ending to a film score.