Spirit – Blues From The Soul

Archive trawlers find more unreleased examples of Randy California's muse

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Following last year’s Sea Dream set, the Randy California estate delivers a companion slab of bluesy home studio tunes, embellished with the occasional moment of poppier light relief. Utilising the last Spirit line-up-Ed Cassidy, Matt Andes, Steve Loria and Scott Monohan?California’s good-natured takes on “Kansas City” and “The Letter” slip beside his Delta obsessions, exemplified on “You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond”, and the cosmic Maui jams that became his stock once major label backing disappeared.

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