Klugh's 17th(!) studio album finds his acoustic guitar stylings once again bringing pleasure to these ears of mine. There's some odd production and arrangement choices that somewhat date the tunes here. And who put vocals on a Klugh album?? That's out of character for Klugh, but that doesn't mean that's it's a bad album, just different. It all makes for an album that doesn't get heard from top-to-bottom very often, but fits in nicely in Klugh tune shuffles, which soundtrack my mornings more often than I'll admit.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Peak on Billboard's Jazz LPs chart: #6
Tracks: My favorites are the Far From Home, The Highway Song, Winter Rain, and the funk-lite of Nightwalk. A few of the tunes have a pseudo-African 'Lion King' vibe to them, i.e. Across The Sand (pts 1 & 2), Tiptoein'.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None
Previously revisited for the blog:
Midnight in San Juan (1991)
The Best of Earl Klugh (1991)
Volume One (1991)
Soda Fountain Shuffle (1985)
Two of a Kind (1982)
Late Night Guitar (1980)
Finger Paintings (1977)/Heart String (1979)/Wishful Thinking (1984)