Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Shakin' Stevens



























Artist:  Shakin' Stevens
Birth Name:  Michael Barratt
Born:  March 4, 1948.  Cardiff, Wales
Genre:  Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly Revival, Roots Rock, Contemporary Pop
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Shakin' Stevens is a Welsh Rock & Roll Singer and Songwriter who was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.  In the UK alone, he has charted 33 Top 40 hit singles, including four chart topping hits "This Ole House", "Green Door", "Oh Julie", and "Merry Christmas Everyone", and his last Top 40 single was "Trouble" in 2005.














Title:  Echoes Of Our Times  (2016)
Genre:  Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly Revival, Roots Rock, Contemporary Pop, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Americana, Country, Cajun, Folk
Label:  HEC
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Down In The Hole  (3:15)
 2.  Echoes Of Our Times  (3:03)
 3.  Behind Those Secrets And Lies  (3:37)
 4.  To Spread The Word  (3:06)
 5.  The Fire In Her Blood  (3:23)
 6.  Down Into Muddy Waters  (3:21)
 7.  Suffer Little Children  (4:26)
 8.  Train Of Time  (3:02)
 9.  Love The World  (3:06)
10. Last Man Alive  (3:40)

Personnel:

Shakin' Stevens:  Lead Vocals, Banjo, Tambourine

Musicians:

Martyn Hope:  Guitars, Dobro, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Jon Bishop:  Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Slide Guitar
James Compton:  Harmonium, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Andrew "Wal" Coughlan:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Howard Tibble:  Drums, Percussion
John David:  Guitars, Tambourine, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Backing Vocals
Julian Webster Greaves:  Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone
Matt Holland:  Trumpet, Backing Vocals
Darren Loveday:  Backing Vocals, Flute, Cello, Acoustic Guitar
Sarah Greary:  Backing Vocals
Charman Elliot:  Backing Vocals
Kirstie Roberts:  Backing Vocals

Additional Musician:

Paul Murphy:  Drums, Percussion on Track 8

Echoes Of Our Times is the 12th studio album by Shakin' Stevens, was released on September 16, 2016 by HEC.  This album is a mix of Country Blues, Folk, and Light Rock and it is a fantastic come back album.

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