The Meltdown - It's a Long Road (LP)
The album starts on the cruisy but quietly anthemic Tell You Not To Worry and picks up for the rolling triplet feel of River, featuring a blazing saxophone solo from Meltdown co-founder Lachlan McLean. Standout guest slots from Emma Donovan on the title track and Liz Stringer on Not The Only Love give the album additional emotional and musical depth. There’s a broad range of vocal and instrumental stylings, but always within the boundaries of tasteful understatement with subtle-yet-lush production that straddles the line of soul, blues and country-soul. Simon’s voice ranges from falsetto to full voiced occasionally touching that gritty goodness and guitarist Tom Martin (The Putbacks) gets crunchy but never screamy. It’s a deceptively simple record, beautifully put together by a very experienced band and the quality shines through.
Tell You Not To Worry
Lie To Me
Hold On To Hope
It's A Long Road (feat. Emma Donovan)
An Open Heart
Not The Only Love (feat. Liz Stringer)
Side By Side
A Lonesome Way
Hard Time Letting Go
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