Title - 'The Road to Zion'
Artist - Peter Lewis
For those not in the know, early in his long and winding odyssey, Peter Lewis played a crucial part in the creation of that rare beast, the perfect rock & roll album: Moby Grape, a legendary union of guitars, voices and brotherhood made in a now-distant American age, the psychedelic San Francisco of 1967.
All these years later, and still making incredible and heart felt music, Peter is set to release his latest full-length album The Road To Zion this upcoming July 16th, 2019.
Releasing via Omad, the boutique label of the album's producer John DeNicola, listening to the 11 tracks it's quite clear that the singer/songwriter has made his best record yet.
1. 'On The Road To Zion'
2. 'Down By The Water'
3. 'When I Think About Me'
4. 'Nobody's Love'
5. 'In This Place'
6. 'Journey To The Crossroads'
7. 'A Song For Kris (This Memory)'
8. 'When I'm Gone'
9. 'Only A Fool'
10. 'Celebration Of January 24'
11. 'For The Gypsy'
From start to finish the album is a pure, unadulterated and wondrous flashback to an era when music was original and a troubadour told stories for the first time.
You don't have to get too deep into the album before you realize the quality of music that you are in for and that Lewis brings to the table for the lead single 'Down By The Water' is just Heaven on a stick, my friends.
Indeed, the title song, complete with its layered guitars and gentle vocal is as evolved as anything out there today, whereas other cuts such as the jangling march found within 'In This Place' and the hauntingly profound 'Nobody's Love' are further reminders of just how good Peter's musicianship really is.
Much like the pop Americana storytelling found within those, each track also ebbs and flows much the same stories of wanderlust, fortune, trial and commitment. So much so that, at times, you will swear the mighty Springsteen has had a hand in the albums creation.
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