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Friday, October 21, 2011

Mother Earth 1968 Living With The Animals

Genre: Folk-Rock
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:42
Size: 47,73 MB

United States

Review by J.P. Ollio & Thom Jurek

Though Mother Earth is often remembered as a vehicle for Tracy Nelson, Living With the Animals is a true group effort, combining memorable vocal performances with tight R&B-derived playing with excellent guitar work from Michael Bloomfield. Side one is a showcase for Nelson's blues belting and piano, particularly on "Down So Low" and "Mother Earth." Not to be overlooked is the blues shuffle "I Did My Part" and R.P. St. John's sardonic "Living With the Animals" and "Marvel Set," which features him on lead vocals. Side two doesn't hold up quite as well, though there are stellar moments here as well, including "Cry On" and "Goodnight Nelda Grebe," with fine horn section work and excellent Nelson vocals. Written and fronted by St. John, "The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You" is a brilliant closer; it's nocturnal, moody, and spacy and showcases beautiful muted trumpets and reeds with a gorgeous flute solo by Link Davis Jr. The album was reissued on CD by Wounded Bird in 2004.


01 - Marvel Group 03:13

02 - Mother Earth 06:14

03 - I Did My Part 02:47

04 - Living With The Animals 04:53

05 - Down So Low 03:48

06 - Cry On 04:33

07 - It Won't Be Long 03:35

08 - My Love Will Never Die 04:56

09 - The Telephone Co. Has Cut Us Off 02:39

10 - Kingdom Of Heaven 05:04

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muleracer said...

flute solo by Martin Fierro.

SouthernBluesRock said...

Thank you muleracer for the additional information!

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