Eric Bibb - Natural Light
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A1 : Eric Bibb guitar & vocals, Janne Petersson B3 Hammond organ & Wurlitizer electric piano, Dave Bronze bass guitar, Martin Ditcham drums & percussion, the legendary Hubert Sumlin electric guitar, Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders kick horns
A2 : Eric Bibb vocal, Janne Petersson piano, Dave Bronze bass guitars, Henry Spinetti drums, Steve Donnelly guitar
A3 : Eric Bibb acoustic guitar & vocals, Robbie Mclntosh electric guitar, Janne Petersson Fender Rhodes electric piano, Dave Bronze bass guitar, Henry Spinetti drums
A4 : Eric Bibb Stella 12 string guitar & vocal* Robbie Mclntosh national Steel bodied slide guitar, Martin Ditcham snared kick, Janne Petersson accordion.
A5 : Eric Bibb acoustic rhythm guitar & vocal, Robbie Mclntosh acoustic finger picking slide guitar, Dave Bronze bass guitar, Bjorn Gideonsson percussion
A6 : Eric Bibb guitar & vocal, Dave Bronze bass guitar, Henry Spinetti drums, Janne Petersson piano, Steve Donnelly electric guitar /
A7 : Eric Bibb guitar & vocal
B1 : Eric Bibb electric guitar & vocal, Robbie Mclntosh electric slide guitar, Dave Bronze bass guitar, Martin Ditcham percussion, Janne Petersson piano, Bjorn Gideonsson drums
B2 : Eric Bibb guitar & vocal, Janne Petersson piano.
B3: Inspired by John Cephas : Eric Bibb guitar & vocal, Janne Petersson piano, accordion & Wurlitzer electric piano, Dave Bronze bass guitar, Bjorn Gideonsson drums, Hubert Sumlin Amen Comer
1 LP, gatefold sleeve
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 180g
Record color : black
Speed : 33 RPM
Size : 12'’
Record Press : Pallas
Label : Pure Pleasure
Original Label : Manhaton
Mixed at Warehouse Studios, Oxford.
Engineer: Steve Watkins
Produced by Dave Bronze
Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Originally released in 2003
Reissued in April 2014
Side A :
1. Too Much Stuff
2. Home Lovin' Man
3. So Sorry
4. Tell Riley
5. Guru Man Blues
6. Every Time It Rains
7. Champagne Habits
Side B :
3. Right On Time
4. Gratefully Blue
5. Lucky Man Rag
6. Higher and Higher
Natural light by Eric Bibb is as strong as his previous efforts and produced once again by his longtime bassist Dave Bronze. Eric's voice and guitar playing shines all over whether he's doing a solo acoustic number as in Champagne Habits and the beautiful Lucky Man' Rag where he is joined by a wasboard player, or in the full band numbers such as the cover of the sixties Jackie Wilson hit Higher and Higher.
Other favourites include the jazzy Home Lovin' Man where Janne Petersson's piano really stands out, the gospel of Right On Time and Tell Riley,a song about Bukka White and his cousin Riley B.(B.)King. There's even a guest appearence by Hubert Sumlin the late Howlin Wolf’s guitarist who plays a solo on Too Much Stuff. Most of the songs are self-penned by Eric Bibb with wise storytelling and witty lyrics but there are some covers tastefully arranged including Randy Newman' ballad Every Time It Rains. By Bossi Matteo
This album is Eric Bibb at his very best. Definitely a number one for the desert island! There are so many different tones and moods throughout that make it a very interesting album that would appeal to music lovers everywhere.
It varies from the very upbeat - "Tell Riley"(dedicated to BB King), to the very mellow and sad_ "So Sorry", Every time it rains" and "Circles". "Right On Time" deserves a special mention. Eric has a thing about always including a cover version of someone else's song as the end track and this is no different - Jackie Wilson's 1967 hit - "Higher and Higher is superbly covered by him.
AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4.86 / 5