Ted Hawkins The Next Hundred Years 200g LP
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200g Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Master Tapes!
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Unnoted and obscure except to those who frequently passed him by, Ted Hawkins
sat on a milk crate on the Venice Beach boardwalk for years as a street
performer and passed the hat. Although he strummed an acoustic guitar, he wasn't
a blues or folk artist; he was a rough-edged soul/country singer in the fashion
of his biggest hero, Sam Cooke.
This was Hawkins' first major-label release (though his sixth album overall).
That passionate soulfulness in his raspy voice and insistent guitar dominates
the foreground, even though producer Tony Berg tastefully mixed in supportive
musicians. Listeners have good reason to be suspicious when critics hail a
largely unkown street singer as a major talent, but Hawkins, who died shortly
after this album's release in March 1994, was the real thing.
Analogue Productions has drawn out Hawkins' soulful and gritty voice, embracing
rawness and emotion, in this new 200-gram 33 1/3 reissue. Mastered by Kevin Gray
at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes, and plated and pressed by
Quality Record Pressings, this LP presents one of the best performances from a
true artist. And it comes in a premium Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jacket
with additional photography.
If, as one reviewer said, Cooke himself had bounced in and out of prison all of
his life and ended up singing on the street with an acoustic guitar, it's hard
to imagine how he would have sounded any different than this.
• 200g Vinyl
• Plated & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Mastered From Original Analog Tapes
• Gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
1. Strange Conversation
2. Big Things
3. There Stands The Glass
5. Groovy Little Things
1. The Good And The Bad
3. Green-Eyed Girl
4. Ladder Of Success
5. Long As I Can See The Light