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Ballads in Otherness

by Richard Bennett

Bold, thematic guitar instrumentals leading to places of otherness.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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  Song Share Time Download
1. This Side of the Truth
4:09 $0.99
2. Eye for Hire
4:24 $0.99
3. Bo-Kay
3:40 $0.99
4. Pretty Willow
3:58 $0.99
5. When Yesterday Comes
4:04 $0.99
6. Come Summer's Sun
3:25 $0.99
7. Dauphine Noir
4:30 $0.99
8. Intermezzo
0:56 $0.99
9. No Matter the Odds
3:45 $0.99
10. Autumn over Hamburg
4:08 $0.99
11. Soul Supper
4:49 $0.99
12. Waltz for a Wayward
3:36 $0.99
13. This Love Remembered
2:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ballads In Otherness, the sixth record in a series of original guitar music from the pen and fingers of Richard Bennett; record producer, studio musician and long-time guitarist with Mark Knopfler and Neil Diamond.

It is an unusual title for an album especially as all the songs are not exactly ballads in the modern sense but in the traditional one of a song or melody that tells a story at any tempo. These are ballads with a beat and all 13 of them tell a story of otherness.

Along the way you will here some Southern r&b, a gumshoe serenade delivered on a console steel guitar, something vaguely Asian, a slice of dream-pop, duet for English Horn and Stratocaster, a nod to Hamburg, Germany's recording history, a hillbilly waltz and something for solo electric guitar.

Dive into the otherness, the water's fine.

For full biography, photos, discography, tour diaries and more, please visit www.richard-bennett.com



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Colin Bradley

Two things you should know about Richard Bennett’s new album “Ballads in Otherness” – one, the tunes are not all ballads, and two, this album is GREAT! What a treat to have such a mixture of material, songs that perfectly complement each other whilst individually standing on their own feet, as it were. We have come to expect immaculately executed instrumental guitar from this guy, and he never fails to deliver on that score, so no surprises there. That said, predictable is not a word I would use to describe this collection. After a bit of a bad day, I poured myself a large measure of a good single malt, and put on this CD. Suddenly, all is right with the world. From the opener “This Side Of The Truth”, the album is paced perfectly. Hard to single out a favorite track, but “Soul Supper” is a delight to behold, for me at least. Fans of Richard Bennett’s guitar work will not be disappointed with this project, and new listeners will surely find something to like. A range of interesting arrangements using strings and horns, as well as some fabulous piano, keys hammond organ and even vibes, all complement the guitar driven guts of this thing. As a guitarist myself, inspiring is the word which comes to mind. I’ve never done an all instrumental recording, but now I might. It wont come anywhere close to this in originality or execution, but I know I’ll have fun doing it, because of where the inspiration came from. This CD will be on heavy rotation for a while!