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Full Circle (2006)

Artist: Walter Trout
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Format: CD
Sku: 202575808
UPC: 710347111726
UPC 14: 00710347111726
Release Date: 6/20/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. She Takes More Than She Gives ~ Walter Trout
2. Workin' Overtime ~ Walter Trout
3. Firehouse Mama ~ Walter Trout
4. Who's Listenin' In ~ Walter Trout
5. Slap Happy ~ Walter Trout
6. Wrapped Around Your Finger ~ Walter Trout
7. Busy Man, A ~ Walter Trout
8. Highway Song ~ Walter Trout
9. When Will It Ever Change ~ Walter Trout
10. Can't Help Falling Apart ~ Walter Trout
11. After Hours ~ Walter Trout
12. Clouds on the Horizon ~ Walter Trout
13. Full Circle ~ Walter Trout
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Walter Trout (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Walter Trout; Jeff Healey (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Guitar Shorty, Bernard Allison (vocals, guitar); Eric Sardinas (vocals, acoustic guitar); James Harman (vocals, harmonica); Finis Tasby (vocals); Junior Watson (guitar); Rob Rio, Daniel Timms (piano); Al Webster, Richie Hayward, Bill Bateman, Stephen Hodges (drums); John Mayall (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Coco Montoya, Joe Bonamassa (vocals, guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Eric Corne.
Muze PNote Recording information: Liquid Toronto, Canada (01/21/2006-03/08/2006); Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA (01/21/2006-03/08/2006).
Muze PNote Author: Marie Trout.
Muze PNote Photographers: Marie Trout; Gary E. Smith; Neil Zlozower.
Muze PNote In his mid-fifties at the time of this album's release in 2006, Walter Trout seemed to be in a reflective mood. His 2005 album was a collection of older, previously unreleased tracks from various stages in his extensive career. This follow-up finds him reconnecting with many artists he has worked with, laying down newly recorded originals. In fact, this is Trout's first studio recorded disc of fresh material since 2001's Go the Distance. As the Full Circle title implies, the guitarist rounds up some musicians/friends he has played with for a spontaneous set of performances. The liner notes explain that some of these tracks were unrehearsed first takes, and the heightened energy level throughout reflects that. Also impressive is that Trout was eye-to-eye with each artist, as opposed to projects where guests lay down solos at various times in different cities and never see each other. The disc kicks off in fine, heated form with John Mayall sharing vocals and guitar and adding harmonica to a fiery eight-minute slow blues workout "She Takes More Than She Gives." Trout restrains -- slightly -- his propensity to pummel more notes per minute than the next guy, infusing greater passion into his playing as evidenced by the swampy blues-rock of "Workin' Overtime," featuring Jeff Healey. Fellow fret shredders of his genre such as Bernard Allison, Coco Montoya, and especially Joe Bonamassa add predictable firepower with their contributions and seem to spur Trout to new heights. In this heavy company, it's refreshing to hear him shift into a jazzier mood with Junior Watson on "Slap Happy" and even go acoustic on "Firehouse Mama," where he trades hyperactive riffs with neighbor Eric Sardinas. Harp master/vocalist James Harman (who, with his burly face and long white beard looks more like Moses everyday) and organist Deacon Jones bring comparative subtlety to the proceedings and alter the groove to a less frenzied attack than when Trout is trading licks with his guitar buddies. Guitar Shorty, Little Feat drummer Richard Hayward, and noted DJ Larry Keene -- whose articulated fast talking can be compared to Trout's own style on guitar -- also appear, the latter for a spoken word title cut finale that could have been left on the cutting room floor. Deep blues fans will still probably shy away due to the album's guitar heavy appeal and Trout's tendency to overextend his furious solos. But for the blues-rocker who loves a rugged blast of electricity and barrages of notes played with no-frills intensity, this is arguably Trout's most listenable, impressive, and diverse album yet. ~ Hal Horowitz

Producer: Walter Trout; Walter Trout

Engineer: Eric Corne

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist John Mayall
Muze Guest Artist Jeff Healey
Muze Guest Artist Bernard Allison

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Go The Distance
Muze Music Compilations Blues On Blonde On Blonde
Muze Music Compilations Where Blues Crosses Over: 12 Years Of Ruf Rec
Muze Music Compilations Black On Blues:tribute To The Black K
Muze Music Compilations Four Flat Tires On A Muddy Road
Muze Music Compilations Great Guitar Tunes

Associated Artists and Works

The Free Radicals
Livin' Every Day ~ The Free Radicals

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/20/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : RUF 1117
Music Label Name Label : Ruf Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00710347111726

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Trout,Walter
Product attributeLabel:   Ruf Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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