STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4982-871 LABEL: Sarabellum FMD5205 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
The Electrics' newie sees them building on the solid foundation of previous outings but letting loose with such an outrageously good album that it'll make you get on up and dance! The rock'n'roll ceilidh is chock full of fiddles, pipes, accordions and Celtic sounds mixed with plenty of guitar and a huge feel good factor. One thing that needs to be noted, despite the album feeling like a party, Sammy Horner writes songs that touch some deep areas and effectively challenge religious attitudes. "Party Going On Upstairs" is based on Jesus' parable of the wedding feast and a lesson in grace, "Have A Jar On Me" is a fresh look at the water into wine scenario. "Hey Paddy" is a tribute to St Patrick and the title cut is the usual mixture of a fun song that has a simple but effective message. In producer Phil Madeira, the band have found a soul-mate who brings out the best in their music and the album was recorded in Scotland and Nashville. It includes a guest appearance from Big Country's Stuart Adamson adding his famous Celtic guitar to "Rolling Home". Julie Miller and This Train's Mark Robertson add some vocals, Phil Keaggy contributes guitar on the very un-Electrics sounding rock workout "Face", a hilarious observation of cosmetic surgery! It sounds like everyone had a great time making this album and it translates onto every groove.