Robben Ford's New Record Streaming

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  1. Bluesful

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    For those interested Guitar World are streaming Robben Ford's new record here.

    I had a listen this morning at work.

    It's a little different overall to most of Robben's records but I still dig it.

    My favourite track would have to be Breath of Me featuring ZZ Ward.

    Check it out.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it a listen. I didn't care for his last one.
     
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    Some a amazing drum and guitar tones on this record. That SG he's been using is sick.
     
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    Interesting album. Still listening. So far I like it a lot more than the Nashville album.

    On second listen: I like the feel of the album - seem to be going for a hard edged soul sound. often I dislike records with a lot of guests - they tend to feel disjointed - but this one works imho. It's too bad he seem unwilling to to cut loose on the guitar anymore, at least on record.

    I think I'll buy this
     
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  5. Bluesful

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    One thing I wish is that there was more guitar on the track with Warren Haynes.

    I was almost hoping for dueling licks but it never really happens.
     
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    Thanks for posting, giving it a listen now.
     
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    Listening now, pretty good. Thanks.
     
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    +1. Listening now. Thanks for posting OP.
     
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    Subbed for later. :)

    You know it's really a good thing he decided not to use the stage name Rob Ford.
     
  10. Balok

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    I think he's going more for introspection, phrasing and emoting these days over technical displays. Youtube has that covered already.
     
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    I actually really like this album. The vibe is different in a really good way. I think Robben's normal sound is kind of dated in a bad way, but this album has a good vintage vibe that strays feels right and more accessible. It still sounds like Robben, but updated. It even sounds like he's not using his Dumble on one of the songs.
     
  12. Bluesful

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    Anyone know what that SG is? Who made it?
     
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    It's a vintage Gibson from everything I've seen about it.
     
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    Listening now....thanks for the heads up! So far I like it.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Dig it.
     
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    Listened to it last night and I really like it. I'll order it.
     
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    I'm a huge Robben fan but based on the feedback here so far it looks like I'm in the minority in being disappointed that there is not more featured guitar playing. Not at the expense of the compositions but none-the-less more tasty, appropriate soloing would make this album way more appealing to me. I'm hoping it will grow on me. I love the tones, the ideas, guests, different vibe...I love everything about it except for the relatively reduced guitaristic elements that always leave me feeling so inspired after listening to Robben's music.
     
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    Personally, I miss the Yellowjackets version of Robben Ford. His feel for fusion and jazz are great, but he's relegated himself to blues now. I still love him, but what I wouldn't give for him to cut a record with Ferrante, Haslip, and Kennedy. Still sad that Ricky Lawson is no longer with us.
     
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    Listening now.
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  20. Bluesful

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    Maybe it's just me, but that headstock doesn't look like a Gibson? Or is it?

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