Stockfisch - SFR.357.8027.1 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Mastering by Hans-Jorg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics - Pressed in Germany
Special High Dynamic Vinyl Edition!
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The vinyl production of Roadhouses & Automobiles is stellar. The acoustic guitars , mandolin and dobro are captured with precise clarity. The natural reverberation and echo expand the soundscape. Jones’ voice sounds mellifluous. The mix is balanced and the voice and guitar are always up front. The lyrics also detail the various guitar tunings. Sound 4.5/5 Audiophile Audition
Listening to Roadhouses & Automobiles - also the titelsong of this CD - is really a lot of fun: A Ry Cooder-sound (with tuba und trumpet), Appalachian-style, gurgling solos on the Hammond-organ, outstanding virtuoso instrumentals (unedited!!) and many more – Chris Jones at his best!
"State of the art album, finally got one! Few years ago, as one of audiophiles, I was on B&W show in Croatia and heard one goooood song, "No sanctuary here". After that song, I wasn't interested on speakers anymore :) sorry B&W. I was only interested in buying that CD. This album is quality recorded, real audiophile release. Mix of country and blues with perfect voice and guitar of Chris Jones. Highly recommended!"
"I just snagged a copy of Chris Jones’ Roadhouses & Automobiles. All I have to say is this: Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Buy this disc. Now. Just do it.I’m totally lovin’ the country groove. And the sound quality is some of the best I have ever heard. Just stellar. My new “resolution test” track is the title track. If you hear the crickets, you’re off to a good start. If you can’t hear the crickets, it’s time to start upgrading! Another favorite? The track “No Sanctuary Here”. Love that bass attack. Makes me want to crank it up just to have the room shake with that big bass hum."
Chris Jones, well-known from the Nautilus Tour 2002, where he appeared as a guitar-virtuoso, arises on his solo-Album as a productive songwriter and impressive vocalist.
Listening to Roadhouses & Automobiles - also the title song of this album - is really a lot of fun: A Ry Cooder-sound (with tuba und trumpet), Appalachian-style, gurgling solos on the Hammond-organ, outstanding virtuoso instrumentals and many more – Chris Jones at his best!
Chris Jones - vocals, guitars
Grischka Zepf - electric bass
Siard de Jong - fiddle, mandolin
Nils Tuxen - pedal steel
Martin Huch - pedal steel
Wolfgang Beisert - mandolin
Beo Brockhausen - saxophone, african bow harp
Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass
Christina Lux - backing vocals
Thomas Klippel - hammond b3
Lutz Möller - piano
Christian Rien - trumpet
Michael Kleinhans - tuba
Yogi Jockusch - percussion
Christian Archontidis - drums
1. Roadhouses & Automobiles
2. Thank You (R.J. Reynolds)
3. Darlin' Cory
4. The Last Fallen Leaf
5. No Sanctuary Here
6. Fender Bender
7. God Moves On the Water
8. Set 'em Up, Joe
9. Jolanda's Wedding March
10. Hoof Jelly
11. Don't Need Your Religion
12. Cold Creature