Eyes from the Other Side
CD reviews... This album could rock the hair right off the ass of the wild baboon of Madagascar !!!! My wife and i have thoroughly enjoyed the ongoing listening party. I am so impressed by your vision for this thing, and your ability to achieve it in the end product. You guys pulled off some magic here. The tres amigos of electric guitar are polishing the silver in my parlor cabinet just now! Anguish, struggle, humor, glory, acceptance, gratitude, grace, ultimate redemption, all are spoken here in the words and music. Kim shines beautifully! Eric Parker - a wizard!! With all the other musicians, you have baked a sweet batch of 'ear brownies' .................................by John Hughes (musician) Three songs into Eyes from the Other Side and something special happens. A flute, of all things, brings everything together. Over the first two tracks on the album, Ed Shaw and the Light of Day Band have put together a theme that, while not disagreeable in a jam/bar band sort of vein, isn't bound to stand out much in a world full of that sort of thing. But then Melissa Holland's flute unfurls, and it's absolutely the ideal accompaniment to "Ode to Split Rock," on which Shaw and friends lay back in the sun and get comfortable. It's a little like something the Rolling Stones might have tried when they got tired of the Aftermath-era rave-ups. And if it's not the best thing on this album, it's damn close to it. Shaw and Kim Carroll trade vocals and harmonize throughout the album's 15 tracks, and it's a partnership that works well with the material, much of which is even better suited to be delivered from an overcrowded stage full of people playing music because they love doing it. "Magnetic to Me" is the most fully-realized song when viewed through this prism, one which would almost certainly get butts moving from the edge of the stage to the far end of the room with it's boogie rolls and strolls. There's something for everyone here, from Bo Diddley shuffles to harmonica and saxophone licks to classic rocks aesthetics. -Crispin Kott - Roll Magazine It was a delightful surprise this Saturday morning to listen to the eclectic Ed Shaw CD. From the tender ballads to the blues, with a healthy dose of dancing jams that reminded me of the Grateful Dead, I had a great listen and the CD did something for me--it took me out of the dreary November morning and put me under some moonlight, in July, with the stars out. I think they were smiling.......................................Michelle Bruckner ( Broadway dancer/singer) kindred spirits records, 30 morningstar dr, new paltz NY, 12561  255-0182, firstname.lastname@example.org Mostly original songs featuring two hot guitarists, Maury Moskowitz and Kerry Shaw a very talented 16 year old.