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For the Newly Blue

by Richard Bennett

A cool dozen tunes from the fingers and pen of studio guitar ace Richard Bennett. Dry as a cold martini, warm as the tradewinds and bittersweet as a parting glance....this is grown-up music for the newly blue.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Your New Blue World
4:54 $0.99
2. Until My Baby Went Away
4:19 $0.99
3. Nashville Nocturne
5:10 $0.99
4. Roustabout
2:49 $0.99
5. A Parting Glance
2:59 $0.99
6. Skin of Gold
4:23 $0.99
7. Port O' Call
4:20 $0.99
8. Softly Come September
5:26 $0.99
9. Blu-Bam-Bu
3:51 $0.99
10. First in No One's Heart
3:06 $0.99
11. Russe Roulette
4:05 $0.99
12. Velvet Rain
4:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
Richard Bennett makes records that connect with your most vivid sense-memories; the familiar, the beloved, the lost, the treasured and the beautiful ones past and present. All of that is in the grooves or For The Newly Blue, the latest record from a man who is one of Nashville's most in-demand session musicians and who travels the world playing great music with the best of the best. He has such a rewarding life as a player's player it might seem like he's tapped in to an extra share of good fortune. But you make your own luck, or so it's been said. it takes sweat and soul and hard work to make that kind of life. It takes all that and more to make the kind of music you'll hear on this record.

Like the builders who'd etch a design, a gracing touch on the uppermost ledges of those first early 20th century skyscrapers, Richard puts something into his work that no one else may be able to extract or identify or even know exists. But something about its being there makes the end product complete, better, best. Yes, Richard Bennett is one lucky son of a gun but a spin of For The Newly Blue is all you'll need to know he's giving as good as he gets.

Rick Allen
writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine



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Colin Bradley

Wonderful Tunes
As much as I admire Richard Bennett for his virtuoso skills on guitar and steel guitar, what I really like most about this album are the tunes themselves. Yes, they are flawlessly exectuted instrumentally, but they are so much more. I find myself returning to this album time after time, and simply imersing myself in the beauty of these great melodies. Each one has something different, and all of them make me want to go pick up a guitar. That's usually my touch-stone for a great piece of musical art, and this one has it in spades. Not a bad tune in the bunch.


guitar heaven
Warm, smooth, clean playing, great tone, not a note to much, these songs are fantastic melodies, wonderful stories without words, just that clean guitar tone, perfect music for every guitar enthusiast, played, arranged and produced so perfect. This is the real work.
If someone wants to learn more about Richard, you can visit his site : http://richard-bennett.com/ or the fansite : http://fansite.richard-bennett.com/


Well done. Again.
After experimenting (quite successfully) with jazz music and recording an entire album as a homage to his Arizona roots, "For the Newly Blue" sees Richard going back to the "Themes from a Rainy Decade" spirit - although in a significantly more laid back style. Listening to this album makes me feel that I am lying beneath a palm tree in some God-forsaken beach, sipping chilly Margarita. You know that question about "Ten albums to take with you to a remote island"? Irrelevant. Give this album a spin and you're already on that island.
12 beautifully crafted compositions; and no less than they are beautiful, they also demonstrate Richard's complete control over the guitar. Listening to these tracks, one could witness that Richard doesn't intend to boast his ridiculously-extensive guitar mastership; it all sounds effortless and flowing, as if executing insane guitar work is a bodily function. For the life of me, I have no clue how he manages to play like this; yet, he does. And he should keep on doing so. Many thumbs up.

Jim Lavender

Another gem by Knopfler's sideman
My first exposure to Richard Bennett came via Steve Earle's Guitar Town record. Initially, I thought that Steve had hired Duane Eddy but came to learn that Richard produced and played on the release. I've seen him live with Mark Knopfler and have two of his other releases. For me, he always has incredible tone and sense of melody. His cinematic style evokes images of Hank Marvin,Roy Orbison and Chet Atkins and the tunes on this disc showcase his mastery of the six string and steel guitar. I'll also add that I emailed Richard regarding his equipment used on the Themes For a Rainy Decade disc and he was quick with a response for which I was greatly appeciative.

Dave Ross

Rich melodies and craftsmanship
Another wonderful collection of melodies by Richard Bennett. I have been a fan for years of this gifted guitarist and this new collection of songs does not disappoint. Softly Come September is my choice for the single, but all the songs stand out in my book. The space between the notes, like the space between the logs on a New England fire, makes this record, like the ones before, crackle. A great record from a great musician.


Another superb album!
Richard's fans now know that singing is maybe not his cup of tea... Well, I think I know why: Richard makes his guitars and other string instruments sing for him! And their voice is just beautiful! This new album is a collection of beautiful melodies and fantastic guitar sounds.

Valerio Barbantini

Simply a great record!!
Simply a great album. Wonderful tunes, great melodies and superbly played (all musicians have done a great job, including the great Glenn Worf and this...Nick Bennett). I believe that this record raises Richard Bennett's standards to new altitudes and latitudes: for guitar enthusiasts it is a sort of a "quintessence" of chords/scales/tones/progressions all in a row, but for all music lovers is a must to have records. It is another contribution from Bennett's boundless encyclopediac music culture and tunes range from Nashville Nocturne atmospheres to the Spanish/Argentinian/bluesy ones of Skin of Gold. Again, it is impossible and useless to choose the best one as it is a great work, but I will do it in any case: probably, Russe Roulette...Thank you, Maestro, for another precious gift!! What are you gonna do next? PVB

Garry Mitchell

Precise,clean and melodic. This is great guitar music. So atmospheric and so relaxing. I am no guitarist butRichard Bennett certainly is. He is also an extremely nice chap. Looking forward to seeing him in action on the current Mark Knopfler tour.