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Stax Power

StaxPower

CMT stays close to their ‘Spliced Take’ concept on this new release, although this is an album which stands on its own. All tracks on this fantastic 2xCD set are from the Stax sessions.

While editing this album they have made all the songs ‘blending in’ so you will get the feeling of actually being at the session with no pauses. Rehearsals go straight into the songs, and there are some funny portions mixed in.

One of the highlights is a breathtaking version of Sweet Angeline, which has a longer intro and an instrumental break featuring Kathy Westmoreland. Other must-have tracks are Just A Little Bit (with a longer intro), I Got A Feeling In My Body and It’s Midnight with a great new ending.

If you liked the previous CMT releases, you will love this one, and it’s guaranteed not leave your CD player until well into 2019.

Tracklisting…

CD1: July 1973: You Don’t Come Back (Spliced takes 1, 2 & 5) / It’s Different Now (Rehearsal) / Three Corn Patches (Spliced takes 5, 6 &10) / Take Good Care of Her (FS Take 3a) / Find Out What’s Happening (Spliced take 1, 2, 4 & 5) / I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby (Spliced takes 6, 7, 11, 14 & 11) / Just A Little Bit (Spliced takes 1 & 2) / Raised On Rock (Take 10 – rough mix) / For Ole Time Sake (Spliced takes 6 & 4) / Girl of Mine (Spliced take 1 & 6) / Sweet Angeline (Alternate Master) / I Miss You (Spliced takes 12 & 10) / Are You Sincere (Spliced takes 2 & 1). September 1973: Good, Bad But Beautiful (Instrumental track) / Colour My Rainbow (Instrumental track) / The Wonders You Perform (Instrumental track)

CD2: December 1973: I’ve Got A Feeling in My Body (Spliced takes 1 & 4) / It’s Midnight (Spliced takes 7, 11, 9 & 9) / You Asked Me To (Spliced takes 1, 2A, 3B, 2A & 3B) / If You Talk In Your Sleep (Spliced takes 5 & 6) / Mr. Songman (Spliced takes 3, 5 & 2) / Thinking About You (Spliced take 4 / rehearsal) / Love Song Of The Year (Spliced takes 6 & 7) / Help Me (FS Take 1) / My Boy (Spliced takes 1 & 2) / Loving Arms (Spliced take 2 / rehearsal) / Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues (Spliced takes 4 & 6) / Talk About The Good Times (Spliced takes 1, 2 & 3) / Promised Land (Spliced takes 3, 4 & 5) / Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming (Spliced takes 8 & 10) / There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Spliced takes 5, 3 & 8) / If That Isn’t Love (Spliced takes 6 & 7) / Spanish Eyes Spliced takes 3 & 2) / She Wears My Ring (Spliced funny portions / Take 8 )

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