Thursday, February 16, 2012

Barry Adamson

I Will Set You Free

Central Control [2012]

Barry Adamson is a living legend. Once the bass player from the incredible Manchester post-punk outfit Magazine and later an integral part of the early line up for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (not to mention stints with the Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party, and more), Adamson has put his time in as an important player in the more desirable underground sounds of eighties British rock and continues to produce some of the outstanding albums of modern day. In this recent solo release, I Will Set You Free, you'll hear Adamson's production skills and successful song writing talent shine. Tracks like "Get Your Mind Right" touch on his studio producer side (if that's your thing), but my favorite tracks are the more psychedelic, driving rock tracks such as "Turnaround" and "Destination". If you are a fan of any of Adamson's aforementioned projects, there's definitely something on I Will Set You Free that'll let Barry live up to his promise.

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