The Journey & The Deep Blue Sea
Carson gave this album
I was recently sent Doug Prescott's The Journey & The Deep Blue Sea for review. After listening to the tracks a few times, I began to realize that this is a very diverse and complex album.
The messages on the tracks rang from serious to humorous. For example, "It's About Oil" complains about how the United States invades Middle Eastern countries under false pretenses. On the other hand, "Beach Wedding&quiot; points out how society has moved towards tackiness. While songs like "Little Elvis & Fat Cat Eddie" - in which a used car salesman practices his shady business techniques on the wrong person - fall somewhere in the middle: serious messages (greed, buyer beware, etc.) in somewhat humorous manner.
Likewise, there exists a wide variation in the sound of the album. Most of the tracks fall sqarely in the Country genre even including twangy guitar (i.e. "Hideaway", "Beach Wedding", and "Right Time, Right Place"). However, other songs such as "Little Elvis & Fat Cat Eddie" feel like they would fit right in on a Classic Rock station. There are also elements of Funk ("Patience"), Blues ("Silence Speaks Volumes"), and Folk ("Oh Maggie") on The Journey & The Deep Blue Sea.
Even those who do not usually enjoy Country should enjoy this album with its variey of influences and quality production.
|1||Happy Enough Song||6||Let's Get Wide Open|
|2||Hideaway||7||It's About Oil|
|4||Silence Speaks Volumes||9||Right Time, Right Place|
|5||Oh Maggie||10||Little Elvis & Fat Cat Eddie|