CDs SENT TO HALF A COW

November 2008

PETER STEIN Songs of love and redemption

email: peterthesongman@excite.com

We've had this cd for quite some time. I was so impressed with it that it was lent out to a possible sympathetic ear and only recently returned. Hearing it again, I thought this ten track cd from Sydneysider Peter Stein must have gained some attention from somewhere as it is of such high quality – from the songwriting to all the music contained. So I googled it. And find it was self-released in 2006 and can be purchased from Cd Baby.

From the bio: Bursting through the gritty streets of Sydney, Peter Stein is ready to share the tales of his world. Past 50 years of age, and with no signs of slowing down, this tunesmith has some tales to tell. If you resonate to the music of Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois or Tom Waits then you'll like the earthiness and heartfelt music of this troubador.

Yep, you can hear Bob Dylan here – especially in the opening track 'Bitch Being Alone' with its stuck-inside-of-mobile shuffle. Also, in 'Get Ready' with both the melody and lyrics ("you may be a gambler, a womaniser or a thief") being something that Bob would possibly be proud of calling his own as it is such a beautiful song. The instrumental version that follows is stunning too, and works well on its own. Peter plays all the instruments on Songs of love and redemption except for the drums which are played by Tim Bradley.

My favourite is 'Party's Over' – a sad tale of such powerful imagery which reminded me of David Blue, a 'Dylanesque' singer from the early 70s. In fact, it is David Blue who Peter Stein reminds me of the most, especially the vocals. If he was from the USA we'd no doubt be seeing him do the roots and blues festival circuit here in Australia.

Calling Lucky Oceans! If you haven't been playing this guy's music on your Radio National show 'The Daily Planet' then get started. It's got all the right rootsy, bluesy, slidey stuff that Lucky likes. Ten out of ten. -ND


other demos...
THE SOLOMONS - October 2009
DAVE SEASIDE - October 2009
AFXJIM - October 2009
THE MAGUS - September 2009
THE REFLECTORS - September 2009
HARVEY SWAGGER BAND - August 2009
BAMBINO KORESH - August 2009
KATE RAE - August 2009
UNTHINKABLES - July 2009
CABARET CALLADO - June 2009
THE SAGE EVOLUTION - April 2009
CAPITAL - March 2009
LINE DRAWINGS - March 2009
THE LIGHT BRIGADE - February 2009
GROTS VEGAS - February 2009
THE CHELSEA DRUGSTORE - February 2009
LIONEL LEE - January 2009
MAGIC ROB - December 2008
PETER STEIN - November 2008
LARMO CUSACK - November 2008
PAUL DAVIES - November 2008
PORTAL WINDOW - November 2008
THE ISLE OF MAN - October 2008
NELL WEBBER - October 2008
THE CHARLES MANSON EXPERIMENT - October 2008
THE BATASCOUTS - September 2008
KENT EASTWOOD - September 2008
LOLA FLASH - August 2008
BENJAMIN SHAW - August 2008
BAMBINO KORESH - July 2008
THE LEED FIENDS - July 2008
THE WELLS - June 2008
KATE BRADLEY & the Goodbye Horses - June 2008
WE GROW UP - May 2008
THE LOVE EXPLOSION - December 2007
LINDSAY PHILLIPS - November 2007
It’s a tie! IGOR ALEINIK + MAXIM BATOV - October 2007
RYAN STERLING - September 2007
EVA POPOV - August 2007
TEMPO DE NAUGHTY - June 2007
CLAUDIA WOODS - April 2007
ARON ATTWOOD - March 2007
THE SIESTAS - February 2007
IVONA - January 2007
THE STICKS - December 2006
ELLE SKIES - November 2006
THE FLYING COLOURS - November 2006
ARTICHOKE HEART SOUFFLÉ - September 2006
ANDREW KEESE & THE ASSOCIATES - July 2006
LUCY LEHMANN - May 2006
LUKE RUSSELL - April 2006
Where Are They Now? - April 2006
RUNNING WITH HORSES - March 2006
WINDOW - January 2006
PIP SMITH AND RED STAR - January 2006
PAPER PLANES - December 2005
SHOOT THE GENIE - November 2005
The Magus - November 2005
The Codebreakers - October 2005
Khancoban - September 2005
Stuart McGuane - August 2005
She'll 'B' Apples - July 2005
The Wellingtons - July 2005
Sugarhit - July 2005
The New Black - June 2005
BeOmega - June 2005
Old Nick - May 2005
The Triangles - May 2005
Jon Duncan - December 2004
The Honeyriders - December 2004
Larry Parkinson - December 2004
Stress Of Leisure - December 2004
The Cliffy Davis Goodtime Band - November 2004
it's a tie! Lyceum and Wade Jackson - November 2004
Arty Del Rio - November 2004
Amundsens Flag - November 2004
Mark Taylor - September 2004
Remington super 60 - July 2004
the MP3's - July 2004
Cycle Of Fifths - July 2004
Follow The Vann - June 2004
The Avenues - June 2004
Wons Phreely - June 2004
Halfway - June 2004
The Jennys - May 2004
Diana - May 2004
Wont - May 2004

 

 

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