Monday, 9 September 2013

Navacross - All the Way Home (HFHCD012) - Maverick review, Alan Cackett

British roots band delivers a fine second album that criss-crosses musical styles, often in the same track. They are renowned for their incendiary live shows, but I found the most distinctive numbers here were the softer, more traditional sounding tracks. “Clowns” with its Dobro and banjo is a particular joy and the skiffle-flavoured “Get Me Outta Here” with Noel Gander’s harmonica to the fore brought back memories of ol’ Lonnie Donegan. There’s a lot of soul to be heard in “Open Your Eyes,” a dramatic song with an excellent musical backdrop.

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