Robert Cray - Strong Persuader


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Blues

Product No.:
AAPB 051
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200 Gram Vinyl Record



200 Gram LP  

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One of the most popular and successful blues albums ever released!

200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Mastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Robert Cray is a musician that critics describe as one of the all-time great blues guitarists, and small wonder. No less than Rolling Stone describes his playing as distinctive and razor-sharp. They go on to say that Strong Persuader "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues." As much as anyone next to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cray helped the blues not only survive, but thrive, says Acoustic Sounds' owner Chad Kassem.

Cray, a five-time Grammy winner, originally released Strong Persuader, his fifth studio album, in 1986 his major label debut. Stinging urban blues by way of Texas and Memphis distinguish Cray's guitar mastery — since the release of Strong Persuader, Cray has gone on to record 15 Billboard-charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And although Cray can look back over an astonishing three decade-long career, punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, he is far too busy moving forward as the amazing journey continues. 2012 saw Robert release his 16th studio album, Nothin' But Love and embark on yet another world tour.

 



Side 1
1. Smoking Gun
2. I Guess I Showed Her
3. Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
4. Nothin' But A Woman
5. Still Around

Side 2
1. More Than I Can Stand
2. Foul Play
3. I Wonder
4. Fantasized
5. New Blood

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Quality product

posted on 10/16/2013
4 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
Music 4 stars, Sound 4 stars. The pressing is excellent quality, quiet and flat. I have an original CD of this album from 1986 which to me always sounded pretty solid. This vinyl is much better than the CD. More separation, better bass extension and mastering EQ has retained the original tonality and dynamics without messing it up with bright digital sounding mastering. This is another nice job by Analogue Productions. Quality product, highly recommend.


New Blood

posted on 09/15/2013
5 Stars
I purchased this one because I knew I had an original stored somewhere but just couldn't locate it. I was missing this music and figured that, as is often the case, as soon as it arrived I would find my original. This has so far not happened and I really don't even care as this re-issue blows away my original in every possible way. Simply put, there is just more available music to enjoy; notes I never heard before and greater air around and separation between the instruments, especially the lead and bass guitars. The vinyl is flat and quiet.


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