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The Adventure Spirit - Grand Standard

Pär Winberg Format: Album
Year: 2010
Label: Hemifran
Genre: Folk Rock
Producer: The Adventure Spirit
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The adventure spirit is a harmony driven, country/soul/pop group from Melbourne, Australia. Based around the songwriting of its two vocalists, Tim Fry and Leigh Young, the band traces its influences from all kind of music... Powerpop a'la Crowded House, some The Jayhawks vibes, some cool The Philosopher King flirts (if anyone more than me remember them), a spice of Lowen & Navarro  and much more cool stuff in their musical cocktail. The album is filled with cool songs and the harmony vocals between Tim and Leigh is lovely. For all you open minded readers here at The Melodic Net - do yourself a favour and give these guys a visit at their homepage. I'm sure you will have the same sort of smile on your lips as I had the first time I heard the album.
Kaj´s comments:
The Adventure Spirit is a folk/country-pop band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2005 and released their debut "Hope shall carry on" in 2008. This year they follow up with the 2nd album "Grand standard" distributed by Hemifran in Sweden, I have listened to the album 3 times in a row now and do believe it gets better but still not as good as I hoped it would be. The first track "Follow the lines" is a good album opener and more of a midwest rock version of Bob Dylan, the band continues with a country-pop tinged sound on the rest of the tracks and even blues at the end of the album. The music is laid back and well performed but I miss a few more standout tracks like "Follow the lines", it´s not a bad album at all.....just below par.


Tracklisting 1. Follow The Lines
2. Golden Spells
3. Daisy
4. Open Misere
5. Salvos
6. Whiskey and Wine
7. Everyone Moves On
8. Riddle of a Man
9. If you See Danger
10. Horizon
11. Darling, I know
12. Abject Helpdesk 101


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