TIM O'BRIEN 'Odd Man In'

TIM O'BRIEN 'Odd Man In'

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A wonderful 14-song collection from the highly talented O'Brien, formerly a mainstay of the great HOT RIZE band. O'Brien is one of the best song-writers in the field today, and there's so much good material here that it's overwhelming at first. Though possessed of only an average voice, O'Brien uses it very well, and he is backed superbly by Nick Forster, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas & Mark Schatz among others. The neat interplay between O'Brien (mandolin & guitar) and Forster on guitar is especially nice, and Douglas' work on dobro fits perfectly. While not Bluegrass, it's a fine acoustic sound -- marred only on a few cuts by a much too heavy drum (it took me some time to overcome the negative impression created by the 1st cut, a good song but almost ruined by the drums) -- personally I like the way the group sounds in person even better than the CD, without the excess baggage of piano and percussion, but don't let that stop you from getting an otherwise excellent disc. Some songs that particularly stand out are LIKE I USED TO, LONELY AT THE BOTTOM TOO, FLORA THE LILY OF THE WEST, LONE TREE STANDING, and the fine HOLD TO A DREAM. Fine work by a fine talent.

Artists:

  • TIM O'BRIEN
  • NICK FORSTER
  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • MOLLIE O'BRIEN
  • STUART DUNCAN
  • MARK SCHATZ

Track Listing:

  • FELL IN LOVE (AND I CAN'T GET OUT)
  • ONE WAY STREET
  • CIRCLES AROUND YOU
  • HANDSOME MOLLY
  • LONELY AT THE BOTTOM, TOO
  • LIKE I USED TO DO
  • LONE TREE STANDING
  • LOVE ON HOLD
  • FLORA, THE LILY OF THE WEST
  • HOLD TO A DREAM
  • THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
  • EVERY TEAR HAS A REASON WHY
  • HUNGRY EYES
  • ROMANCE IS A SLOW DANCE