I think this is Guy Clarks best album to date - original, solid, soulful, impeccably arranged and 10 songs of pure quality music. What really stands out in this album is the carefully crafted excellence of the lyrics which integrates seamlessly into some beautiful instrumental peices, including spanish and electric guitars, Irish drums and elegant violin. Im not normally the biggest fan of Guy Clarks lyrics in comparison with other country music songwriters, but whats on offer on Dublin Blues rivals anything ever written.
The title track, Dublin Blues is a masterpeice. He talks of the wonderful places hes been and the amazing things hes seen, but the truth remains that hes a lonely man in Dublin, miles from home and wallowing in... [via Misery And Gin]