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Title - 'Continuance'
Artist - Shawn Phillips

For those not in the know, Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, has announced the release of his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution.

The record – Phillips' 25th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression.

1. 'Life'
2. 'The Force that We Call Life'
3. 'Tribute To D'
4. 'Man With A Gun'
5. 'Furious Desperation'
6. 'C'mon Round'
7. 'Song for A Thief' 9. 'In Grace We Intend'
10. 'Dancing In Survival'
11. 'Mirror Of Light'
12. 'Some Thing's Will Never Change'

"I have always worked at producing the finest quality music that will appeal to everyone who hears it," Philips himself has expressed. "Because of the facilities I will be working in, I expect this project to have outstanding production and musicians. It will be a soundtrack to your life!"

Having launched it via a Kickstarter campaign page (see below), Phillips now is seeing the fruits of his musical labors. For not only are his peers lauding the 12 track gem, but each and every track has been put together so lovingly that it's hard to believe that we had to wait so long to hear them.

This American folk-rock musician, primarily influential in the 1960s and 1970s and now with 25 albums to his name, may have worked with such music notables as Donovan, Paul Buckmaster, J. Peter Robinson, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin and more, but here on Continuance he is most assuredly making some of the best music in his career.

I mean, just listening to songs here such as the thunderous storytelling of a world gone wrong in 'Man With A Gun,' or the smooth, melodic sand shifting air of 'Mirror Of Light,' will have you putting this CD on repeat, believe me.

Indeed, this knack of storytelling with a melodic backing is truly brought to the fore on the stunning trio of 'The Force That We Call Life,' 'Dancing In Survival,' and 'In Grace We Intend,' with the stand out track here, for my money, the stunningly inventive, and quite brilliant combination of sounds captured within 'Bach To The Fusion.'

Kickstarter Campaign Page

CD Purchase Link

Shawn Phillips @ Facebook!