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Gravy Train


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3.14 | 51 ratings

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3 stars OK so to this day I have still not heard or read a favourable review of "Second Birth" which was GRAVY TRAIN's 3rd album and often forgotten and literally dismissed in the brilliance of their great bookend albums. Without a question GRAVY TRAIN were in transition from the Vertigo Records days and yes had a few years off in between releases and yes maybe there are some strong borrowed parts, but I really like this album. Perhaps It is because I love the sound these guys created and am a big fan of Norman Barrett vocals and guitar work. As with all GRAVY TRAIN albums guitars are in the forefront with some excellent flute, bass, key and drum interplay. My favourite track is "Motorway" which gets to really find some space to groove to and is complete IMHO with flute accents, raging guitar, Barrett's harsh vocal screeches and syncopated timing. Overall "Second Birth": does not reach all the highs of "(A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man", but still is a very good album and one which needs to be seen in different light.
loserboy | 3/5 |


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