[ Epitaph Records / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 16 August 2002
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World's greatest soul singer! Profound in emotional, artistic, spiritual gravity.
What's become of soul music? It didn't die with Otis Redding; it didn't stop when Al Green quit; it didn't fade with James Brown's voice--it's been in Los Angeles the entire time, under the astute and faithful stewardship of Solomon Burke.
Burke, the King of Rock & Soul, the Bishop, is a big man with an even bigger talent, a revered vocalist whose mastery is unmatched by any other proponent of the style he largely originated. Burke embodies deep soul, with a forty plus year career that's produced a series of records consistently profound in emotional, artistic and spiritual gravity.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, and the man Jerry Wexler calls "the world's greatest soul singer," SOLOMON BURKE, has recorded a brand new album.
Recorded live in the studio in a raw, organic style by Joe Henry, the album features new compositions by writers and artists including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Nick Lowe, Brian Wilson, Joe Henry and Dan Penn, all of whom credit Solomon with deeply influencing their work.
None of these songs have ever been released commercially before now, and Solomon makes each of them his own with his dynamic delivery.
1 Don't Give Up On Me
2 Fast Train
3 Diamond In Your Mind
4 Flesh And Blood
5 Soul Searchin'
6 Only A Dream
7 The Judgement
9 The Other Side Of The Coin
10 None Of Us Are Free
11 Sit This One Out