Remaking songs from such legends as Jimi Hendrix (Wait Until Tomorrow) and Ray Charles (I've Got A Woman) the Album is Mayer's first attempt to sway away from pop, and it does.
It seems that the band really does loiter away from the label, and just tries to do something new and on their own.
With all three members being masters of their trade, the combined knowledge creates something that sounds different, but not so different that any normal person couldn't get into it.
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Who Did You Think I was
Good Love is On The Way
Wait Until Tomorrow
Another Kind Of Green
I've Got A Woman
Out Of My Mind
Opening with the fast-paced "Who did you think I was" John immediately makes his statement that he is no longer the Pop Lover boy that everyone thought he was (in the lyrics of course *durr*).
As the Album moves on you hear songs from John's Album "Continuum" such as Gravityand Vultures. Each song of course has it's own spin on it, always leaning more towards a "Blues" style, with wicked guitar solos in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Around mid-way through the album the remake of I've Got A Woman hits. I just wanted to take special note of this song, because it kicks some mega ball punching donkey ass.
As the Album comes to a close, the band ends with Try!, which in my opinion is the best song on the CD. It's upbeat nature combined with John's incredible solos, Steve Jordan's blazingly "on-purpose" fills, and Pino Palladino's subtle but difficult bass lines, creates a wicked sound, one that is good enough to finish of an amazing live album.
My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
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