Ray Barnard & The Reverberation | Tinted Windows To the Soul

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Tinted Windows To the Soul

by Ray Barnard & The Reverberation

"This is one far out, fascinating soul record - retro & mod, pretty & gritty, subtle & cinematic" Sweet Marie Kelly - Van Buren Record Review
Genre: Urban/R&B: Retro-Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Talking To God (With A Gun In My Hand)
5:18 $0.99
2. Tinted Windows
4:04 $0.99
3. Letter From Houston
3:39 $0.99
4. Lying To Myself
4:17 $0.99
5. Crying On the Inside
3:23 $0.99
6. Classified
3:59 $0.99
7. Carolee
3:52 $0.99
8. Optional
3:55 $0.99
9. Deportation Day
3:56 $0.99
10. Race With the Devil
3:40 $0.99
11. Live Thru Me, Pt. 1
6:00 $0.99
12. Live Thru Me, Pt. 2
2:38 $0.49
13. Lost & Lookin'
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Album Notes
At first I thought, “Sweet, a converted blue-eyed souler proclaiming his newfound authenticity.” Wrong. Thankfully, Ray B’s got his own brand new bag. Vocally, he’s drunk deep from the Bill Withers-Pops Staples well—understated (and underrated) . Song-wise, he’s kinda Mayfield, kinda old Nashville, kinda Gamble & Huff, kinda his own deal. Probably watched too many Pam Grier movies—but he’s right—you can’t watch too many of those. There’s also this subtle sense of classic reggae percolating in the production. This gives it a much different slant than Sharon Jones/James Hunter/Winehouse recordings. The clever use of horns and MPC loops adds cool neo-soul flourishes. My faves are: Carolee, a very pretty, sympathy-for-a-friend song and Classified, a dense, funky, stonewall to a nosy ex-lover. I was intrigued by the protest song in reverse, Deportation Day, and loved the spooky, visceral Race with the Devil. I could keep going, but suffice to say it’s a shining jewel from out of left field. Joe Robbie Luke— The Roots & Funky Numbers



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