Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Out of stock
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)

Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years (200g)

badge
€65,00
VAT included in price for European Union countries. VAT may be adjusted based on delivery country at check-out. Shipping cost (free above 99€ purchase within European Union) will be added at check-out.

Vocals, Guitar – Ted Hawkins

Bass – Guy Pratt, John Pierce, Kevin McCormick

Cello – Martin Tillman

Drums, Percussion – Greg Wells, Jim Keltner, Pat Mastelotto

Guitar – Chris Bruce, Tony Berg

Keyboards – Billy Payne, Patrick Warren, Tony Berg

Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar [Hawaiian], Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg Leisz

Written by Ted Hawkins (A1, A2, A5 to B4) 

 

1 LP, Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Geffen Records

Recorded by John Paterno, Susan Rogers

Mixed by Pat McCarthy

Produced by Tony Berg

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released in 1994

Reissued in 2019



Tracks :

Side A :

1. Strange Conversation
2. Big Things
3. There Stands The Glass
4. Biloxi
5. Groovy Little Things

Side B :

1. The Good And The Bad
2. Afraid
3. Green-Eyed Girl
4. Ladder Of Success
5. Long As I Can See The Light


    Awards
    :

    TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal



    Reviews
    :

    « The former L.A. street musician's major-label breakthrough was in a great many ways a far weaker outing than what came before, largely due to a plodding band unwisely inserted behind Hawkins that tends to distract rather than enhance his impassioned vocals and rich acoustic guitar strumming. Mostly originals ("There Stands the Glass" returns, as does "Ladder of Success") that would have sounded so much better in an intimate solo context. » AllMusic Review by Bill Dahl

    "This rich-sounding LP will make you shake your fist at the gods: cult hero Hawkins died, aged just 58, on 1st January 1995, mere months after this album's release and the promise of a new chapter to his patchy career. Older readers will recall him being championed by English DJ Andy Kershaw when roots music was all the rage, Hawkins producing an amalgam of soul, blues, R&R folk and gospel, appealing to fans across all genres. With hindsight, this is slicker if less intimate than his earlier LPs, but it's still a dream if you love textured vocals. Appropriately and ironically, the closer is a poignant version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Long As I Can See The Light.'" — Sound Quality: 90% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, July 2019

    Unnoted and obscure except to those who frequently passed him by, Ted Hawkins sat on a milk crate on the Venice Beach boardwalk for years as a street performer and passed the hat. Although he strummed an acoustic guitar, he wasn't a blues or folk artist; he was a rough-edged soul/country singer in the fashion of his biggest hero, Sam Cooke.

    This was Hawkins' first major-label release (though his sixth album overall). That passionate soulfulness in his raspy voice and insistent guitar dominates the foreground, even though producer Tony Berg tastefully mixed in supportive musicians. Listeners have good reason to be suspicious when critics hail a largely unkown street singer as a major talent, but Hawkins, who died shortly after this album's release in March 1994, was the real thing.

    Analogue Productions has drawn out Hawkins' soulful and gritty voice, embracing rawness and emotion, in this new 200-gram 33 1/3 reissue. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, this LP presents one of the best performances from a true artist. And it comes in a premium Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jacket with additional photography.

    If, as one reviewer said, Cooke himself had bounced in and out of prison all of his life and ended up singing on the street with an acoustic guitar, it's hard to imagine how he would have sounded any different than this.



    Ratings

    AllMusic : 2.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.38 / 5 

    Recently viewed