December 02, 2011

The Saturday Morning Canasta Club: King Henry's Tears

The Saturday Morning Canasta Club keep churning out albums. Hot on the heels of their third album If I Were a Little Birdie their fourth full-length King Henry's Tears is yet another grab bag of songs performed by the established players by the house band of Abubilla Music, as well as some fresh talents in the vocal department.

Sounding a bit rougher around the edges than their previous albums, the vocals are more prominent in the mix. That is big plus when they play >I've Just Seen a Face, an overlooked gem from The Beatles'Help album, bu tit doesn't work out so well for Floating, when the singers stray off pitch, coming off as a 'roll tape while sitting around the campfire' demo.

Price cuts are These Strings, with humming backing vocals and the off-kilter title track. To show their heart are still in the right place with, the album's closer is a Global Remix of 71 Hours to Monday, with a long list of of Brazilian and African musicians helping out. As a sponsor of Singing Wells, a project dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional East African music, this mash-up of European and African styles, is an example of true world music. Meanwhile the London band is already working on the as yet untitled Album 5 ...

The Saturday Morning Canasta Club: King Henry's Tears

King Henry's Tears is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website. Stream the full album through Soundcloud.

Tracks:
  1. One Way Home
  2. I'll Be Frank
  3. Breathe
  4. A Market Town
  5. These Strings
  6. Sarah, Why?
  7. I've Just Seen a Face
  8. Milbank
  9. Footprints
  10. Floating with You
  11. King Henry's Tears
  12. Time Was Kind Again
  13. 71 Hours to Monday: Global Remix


(King Henry's Tears by The Saturday Morning Canasta Club)


(These Strings by The Saturday Morning Canasta Club)

Video: The Saturday Morning Canasta Club - Footprints
Video: The Saturday Morning Canasta Club - 71 Hours to Monday

» abubillamusic.com

HCTF review of If I Were a Little Birdie.

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