Thorbjørn Risager | Track Record

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Track Record

by Thorbjørn Risager

Time for the 5th CD with this outstanding singer. His raw voice is matched by a stronger sound than ever! Nine originals + Baby Please Don't Go.
Genre: Blues: Rhythm & Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rock 'N' Roll Ride
4:18 $0.99
2. Baby Please Don't Go
2:38 $0.99
3. Let's Go Down
4:37 $0.99
4. You Walked Right In
3:06 $0.99
5. 7 Steps To Heaven
3:20 $0.99
6. Stand Beside Me
5:09 $0.99
7. Eyes That Turned Away
3:48 $0.99
8. Rhythms Of The Night
3:46 $0.99
9. I'll Be Moving On
3:31 $0.99
10. Bells Of joy
6:30 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The time has come for Thorbjørn Risager’s fifth CD. Ever since the debut, this great Danish vocalist and his equally outstanding band is delivering new albums with about a year’s interval, full of new compositions. How they find time for this – especially the composing – in spite of their intense touring, is a bit of a mystery. But life on the road is definitely a source of inspiration, which some of the songs, and even the cover photos, are reflecting – even though they don’t do so much of their travelling by train…

So far, they have played live in 15 countries, and their CD’s have been played and reviewed in 20. (We stopped counting the radio playlists at 65… ) And they are getting enthusiastic reactions everywhere, which proves that their music is truly convincing!

”It’s only a matter of time before the secret’s out on this guy. Bottom line: he’s dynamite. Don’t sleep on this one!” Dylann DeAnna, BluesWax (US)
”Infectiously enthusiastic and musically accomplished” John Taylor, Blues On Stage (US)
”The man is really in possession of a powerful, slightly raucous voice which is letting his songs sizzle.” Lambert Smits, Back To The Roots (BE)
”Risager has songwriting skills that match his larger-than-life voice” Kyle M. Palarino, BluesWax (US)

Track Record was recorded in Medley Studios in Copenhagen, which has an excellent reputation. And so does the producer, Lars Skjærbæk (and you thought that Thorbjorn had a strange name…? By the way, after having received many inquiries about the pronounciation of Thorbjorn’s name, we added a link on to an audio file where you can hear him pronounce his own name…)

Thorbjorn has an exceptional voice, full of intensity and emotions, and his song writing skills – with a few contributions by the band members – is another thing that puts this group in a class of its own.
The only ”cover” on this CD is a brilliant version of the classical Baby Please Don’t Go. As usual, Thorbjorn displays a wide range of blues styles, but the opening track, Rock And Roll Ride, brings him into a heavier, more rootsy sound, which can also be found on Let’s Go Down. The soul influences are, as always, obvious, especially on the ballad Stand Beside Me. And the energetic songs in the ”scorcher” category are always present, here represented by tracks like Eyes That Turned Away.

Influences from many great blues, R&B and soul artists can be detected, but with each new CD, Thorbjorn is taking several steps towards defining a genre that’s completely his own. And many listeners and critics would agree that he is already there, together with his fabulous band!



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D. H.

Sheer Brilliance
Arguably his best work to date, which is really saying something considering his prvious release, Here I Am. Thorbjorn sets the standard for modern day R&B. And that voice! Who else could breath such new life into the classic, Baby Please Don't Go. A must have for both blues and R&B afficionados.

Attila Horváth

CD review
"The Scandinavian countries are well-known from giving magnificent blues and jazz musicians to the world of music. This fact is supported by the range of Danish blues performers/bands who got into my aspect: The Mike Andersen Band, the Thorbjorn Risager and Tim Lothar."
"In the music of Risager the effects of many magnificent blues, rhythm ’n’ blues and soul artists can be manifested, despite of this he could shape his own, easily recognizable style.
The six-membered band - from which most of the members he is working with since 2003 - is producing great music, supplemented with the accrodion player and the background vocalists, secures perfect musical background for the guitarist-singer, who has impressive, powerful, slightly hoarse voice."
"I recommend the CD for everyone for listening with peace of mind."

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