The Electrics - The Electrics

Wednesday 1st October 1997
The Electrics - The Electrics
The Electrics - The Electrics

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Sarabellum 246691

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

5 Minute Walk/Sara Bellum Records, one of America's best indies, have finally introduced The Great American Public, once seemingly deaf to all the myriad of British grassroots CCM talent, to The Electrics, who since Word's release of 'Vision And Dreams' back in 1991 have been exploring a rich musical seam by fusing rollicking jigs and reels of Celtic folk music to good ol' rock 'n' roll. In Sammy Horner they have of course one of the wittiest yet insightful communicators in Christendom and the honorary Scotsman (Sammy is, of course, Belfast-born) takes us here on an exuberant romp through many of the glorious moments of the band's three previous albums. For this is in a sense a 'Best of.' with the classics ("Back Of Your Head", "The Blessing", etc) re-recorded with zing and zip. The new versions are great too. We've long loved 'em, now our US cousins can shake a leg too.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Back Of Your Head [Listen]
2. Get To Heaven [Listen]
3. The Whole Shebang [Listen]
4. The Blessing [Listen]
5. I Believe In Freedom [Listen]
6. Irish Rover [Listen]
7. 2 Buns [Listen]
8. Pour Me A Pint [Listen]
9. The Jig [Listen]
10. Visions And Dreams [Listen]
11. Mercy Mercy [Listen]
12. Here's To You [Listen]
13. Disciples Of Disaster [Listen]
14. Lover Of My Soul [Listen]
15. Extra Track [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Bobby Joe Reff in Creamery, PA (outside Philly) @ 18:54 on Aug 31 2005

I came across this album and fell in love with it. Inspiring and uplifting, it is different in a way that makes you want more. My girl takes Irish Dancing (okay I am almost 50) and I love this style of music. It took me so long to find where I could buy my second album. This one is topnotch.

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