Are you a fan of songs such as “Sultans of Swing” or “Hotel California”? How about looking at these classics in a different light? “Here to There” is and album by Whalebone, and it brings a fresh perspective on some old favorites, as well as good musicianship. The guitar music is lovely and this really isn’t something you’ve heard before.
You’ll also hear the band’s take on “Blackbird,” which I thought was especially good. The versions are instrumental, but a far cry from the elevator music one might expect of such an offering. Instead you’ll get to listen to a folksy rendition of what I’d imagine is a tip of the hat to songs the guitarists grew up listening to. I enjoyed the trip down memory lane.
The rest of the CD offers a variety of good tunes, spanning a nice range of tempos. This is a super choice if you are searching for an acoustic album to add to your collection–especially if you have a penchant for classic rock songs like the ones included here.
The calibur of the band is strong and the first track, “Carry Me Home” gives the listener a good hint as to the kind of treat the ears are in for.
Keep listening. There’s more where that came from.
Album: Here To There
Catherine L. Tully specializes in writing about the arts, lifestyle and travel. She is the Owner of 4dancers, a blog for those who love dance, and Editor for Freelance-Zone, an award-winning site for freelance writers. Catherine also reviews music for Celtic MP3s Music Magazine.