Opus 3 - LP19401 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Audiophile Remasting - Pressed at Pallas Germany - Limited Edition
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the February 2001 Issue of Stereophile!
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me," a traditional gospel song adapted by Eric Bibb, is my favorite cut on this wonderfully tactile disc. "You don't have to be Jewish...," the commercial used to say. This song casts a deep, peaceful spell on me in an almost impossibly human way.The compelling, moving, shockingly present recording is always a joy to listen to, effortlessly establishing that certain atmosphere that (until now) seemed only within the provenance of tubed electronics. Bibb, who works with the much-admired gospel singer Cyndee Peters (to whose appearance on Opus 3's Test CD 4 I so often refer), does a superb job here. A true recording to die for www.stereophile.com
Created two decades ago by Jan-Eric Persson, this company continues to produce discs of exceptional quality. Persson's two-channel discs are nearly all made by the classic stereo microphone setup described by Alan Blumlein, and the result is a 3-dimensional image that is startlingly revealing
Spirit & The Blues is a real odyssey of Eric's music. Here we find everything from black Mississippi blues to spirituals, ballads, country and even reggae - sometimes with an almost electrified swing, but guaranteed "unplugged" in the finest Opus 3 tradition! Eric has gathered a large number of musicians from rock, folk and blues and, last but not least, "The Deacons" -- a gospel quintet from the USA which was actually formed while this recording was being made.
Eric Bibb, guitar, vocals
Olle Eriksson, bass
Christer Lyssarides, mandolin & bouzouki
Goran Wennerbrandt, bottle neck guitar & guitars
Jenny Bohman & Derrick Walker, harmonica
Bjorn Gideonsson, drums
Special Guests: The Deacons.
1. Lonesome Valley
2. In My Father's House
3. Needed Time
4. I Am Blessed
5. Just Keep Goin' On
6. Where Shall I Be
7. Woke Up This Mornin'
8. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
1. You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
3. Water Under The Bridge
4. Tell Ol' Bill
5. Satisfied Mind
6. Meetin' At The Buildin'