: Polaris

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by: North Mississippi Allstars

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0791022151329
Item Dimensions: 4748421559
Label: ATO Records
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: ATO Records
Model: 2170956
MPN: 1852810
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: September 09, 2003
Publisher: ATO Records
Release Date: September 05, 2003
Studio: ATO Records

Disc 1:
  1. Eyes
  2. Meet Me In The City
  3. The One Thing
  4. All Alone
  5. Otay
  6. Kids These Daze
  7. One To Grow On
  8. Hard To Please
  9. Bad Bad Pain
  10. Polaris
  11. Time For The Sun To Rise
  12. Be So Glad
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Editorial Review:
With their third album, this blues-rock outfit from the Mississippi hills further transcends their mimicry of the Allman Brothers and home-turf heroes Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and Fred McDowell to forge a distinct sound. Sure, the guitars ring even more like the Allmans' with the addition of Burnside's son Duwayne, who harmonizes his six-string with Luther Dickinson's on plenty of tunes. But improved vocal performances and pop-savvy arrangements make numbers like "Eyes," "Kids These Daze," "One to Grow On," and the hip-hop-informed "Be So Glad" ready for rock radio. Happily, the foursome haven't sidestepped their deep blues roots. The late cane fife master Othar Turner appears on "Be So Glad," and they cover Kimbrough's "Meet Me in the City" with all of its original swing and swagger, plus the warm, joyful tone of Dickinson's expert slide playing. "The One Thing," with its roiling acoustic guitar intro and steel-guitar-style string-bending, unfurls like an epic. It evolves from country blues to country rock and then dives into a gently exploratory jazz-blues instrumental passage before returning to its flat-four beat. If this CD gets the attention its well-written songs and fine playing deserve, the Allstars' smart and solid fusion may well become the foundation for a new school of Southern rock. --Ted Drozdowski

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