Tony Joe White Homemade Ice Cream 200g LP
Michael Fremer Rated 8/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics in his March 2012 reviews on www.musicangle.com!
Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 200g Vinyl! Mastered by Kevin Gray & Zan Zanev at Cohearent Audio!
Originally released in 1973, Homemade Ice Cream is the sixth album released by
Tony Joe White. Features "Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You".
You may or may not know of Tony Joe White, but we all know
his two most famous songs - "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night In Georgia."
This record is up to the standards of those great numbers. So soulful, humid,
rich and textured. Or as Tony Joe would say, "It's swampy."
The last four songs on side two of this album are going to positively floor you.
They are so sparse and bluesy and emotional. And the sound is as good as the
music. With this new QRP pressing, the sound is so good it's tape-like. So solid
and jet-black is the foundation from which the music just jumps. Ya gotta hear
it to understand what we're trying to describe. It's one of those
jaw-hit-the-floor, sit-in-stunned-silence, goose-bump-raising,
tears-in-your-eyes records. You know, the kind we're all looking for as
Homemade Ice Cream was originally released in 1973 on Warner Bros. and was
co-produced by White and legendary Atlantic producer Tom Dowd. It's White's
sixth overall record and his third for Warner Bros. This is very much a back
porch acoustic affair. The music has the space to breathe, one of the reasons
for the life-like sound.
"Not a song on this album is less than compelling and some are downright searing. White’s vulnerability and ability to convey heartbreak and hurt put him in Roy Orbison’s class, though he expresses these feeling less bombastically. The production is intimate and direct, the sonics warm and "you are there" “analog-y” so it’s no wonder Louisiana born Chad Kassem would want to reissue this little known gem. The sound starts out really good but just gets better as it goes, with side two's final four tracks being astonishingly transparent and intimate-sounding—as if you're sitting on the other side of the microphones. Put this on late at night and you’re sure get way involved in the music and the sound. This is an easy one to recommend as is packing some Kleenex in your pocket when you first listen!" - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 8/10, Sound 9/10
• 200g Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Zan Zanev at Cohearent Audio!
• Gatefold Jacket
Tony Joe White, guitar, harmonica
Reggie Young, guitar
David Briggs, piano, organ
Norbert Putnam, bass
Kenny Malone, drums
1. Saturday Nite, In Oak Grove, Louisiana
2. For Ol' Times Sake
3. I Want Love (Tween You & Me)
4. Homemade Ice Cream
5. Ol' Mother Earth
1. California On My Mind
2. Backwoods Preacher Man
3. Takin' the Midnite Train
4. No News Is Good News
5. Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You
||Amazing remaster and pressing!
|I liked Tony Joe Whites Uncovered CD so I decided to try Homemade Ice Cream recorded back in 1973 and remastered recently in vinyl. The audio quality is amazing and deserves to be listened to on equipment that can do it justice. Get it if you like Tony Joe White, its a keeper. My hats off to the people at Cohearent Audio and QRP.|