Beth Hart Fire On the Floor 180g LP
2018 Blues Music Award Nominee!
• Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
• Contemporary Blues Female Artist
180g Vinyl LP!
Beth Hart is on fire. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has been riding a
creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest
names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey
voice. "Fire On the Floor" is a release that even this fiercely self-critical
artist describes as "pretty frickin' good".
The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart 'the ultimate female rock star', and
there's no doubt that her two-decade career is the ultimate thrill-ride. Born in
L.A., she released a fistful of hit albums through the '90s, then reignited in
the post-millennium as both a solo artist and head-turning vocalist for guitar
heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, and Slash.
Hart has truly blossomed in recent years. In April 2015, she released "Better
Than Home" which was a critical and commercial smash that topped the iTunes
Blues Chart and was crowned #4 Best Blues Album of The Year by Mojo magazine.
Fire On the Floor is sure to build on her breakneck momentum. As the singer
explains, this latest record gave her an emotional release following the
bitter-sweet sessions for Better Than Home. If there's a theme that ties these
twelve songs together, it's a sense of escapism following the hardest of times.
"We were still in the mixing stages for that album and I knew I had to make
another record. Making Better Than Home was so painful, because one of the
producers, Michael Stevens, was dying of cancer. It was a very emotional record
to write and to make. I wanted the songs for Fire On the Floor to get born real
Beth's first call was to the acclaimed producer Oliver Leiber, who called a
session at his home studio in Toluca Lake and drafted a crack studio band that
included Michael Landau (guitar), Waddy Wachtel (guitar), Brian Allen (bass),
Rick Marotta (drums), Jim Cox (piano), Dean Parks (acoustic guitar), and Ivan
Neville (B3 and organ). "Oliver rounded up some amazing musicians," nods
Beth. "Michael Landau and Waddy Wachtel are legends, so when I found out we
had them, I just couldn't believe it. If you don't have great musicians, you're
not gonna have a very good record, are you?"
These twelve songs on Fire On the Floor run the gamut of genre, reflecting
Beth's eclectic teenage influences, which took in everything from gospel, soul
and classical to the seismic rock of Soundgarden. "As a writer," she
nods, "I feel really stifled if I'm trying to write in the same style. I just
can't do that. Growing up as a kid, I was raised all over the place
stylistically, loving so many different genres."
As such, you'll find everything from the spring-heeled soul of Let's Get
Together to the brittle rock of Fat Man. Other upbeat highlights include the
salsa-tinged Baby Shot Me Down and the jazz-inflected Coca Cola, with a vocal
that reminds you why Beth was recently voted as the 20th best blues singer of
all-time in The Blues.
Fire On the Floor is the album that Beth Hart needed to make. Likewise, it's a
record that you need to hear.
• 180g Vinyl
• Limited time MP3 download
1. Jazz Man
2. Love Gangster
3. Coca Cola
4. Let's Get Together
5. Picture In A Frame
6. Fat Man
1. Fire On the Floor
2. Woman You've Been Dreaming Of
3. Baby Shot Me Down
4. Good Day To Cry
5. Love Is A Lie
6. No Place Like Home