Artist: Peder af Ugglas | Album: Autumn Shuffle | Released: 2004 | Quality: SACD-R ( DST 4.1, DST 2.0 Bitrate: 1 Bit/2.8MHz ) | Label: Opus 3 Records | Catalog #: CD 22042, 7 392420 22042 1 | Genre: Blues, Rock
The opening bars remind us of Ry Cooder's version of Dark End of the Street. Soon the melody undergoes a change, but with the same very rich and lyrical slide-tone, the same richly charged beauty.
Also Peder af Ugglas moves equally unerringly and tastefully between the various styles. He develops a blues-saturated tonal picture in Wino's Dance without slide. With the electric slide, smartly used wah wah-pedal and heavy organ-chords he performs a freely flowing blues in Central South. Otherwise he moves freely between delta-blues and Gospel, occasionally spiced with New Orleans.
But af Ugglas guitar playing puts music at the centre. The tone is warm and full, sometimes rich, his solos precisely expressive, and the Spanish guitar in Passion is so soft and passionate that time stands still. Then the supreme moment is near.
All songs composed and arranged by Peder af Ugglas
RECORDED: May and September, 2004 in Opus 3 Studios
PRODUCER: Björn Hamrin
MIXING: Peder af Ugglas with assistance by Jan-Eric Persson and Björn Hamrin
Tracklist: 01. Harvest Song (04:47)
02. Wino's Dance (05:21)
03. Autumn Shuffle (04:48)
04. Central South (05:12)
05. Passion (03:27)
06. Last Call (03:51)
07. Far Away (04:16)
08. Dawn (03:07)
09. I sold My Boat (02:34)
10. Stockholm (04:28)
11. Passing By (01:54)
12. Strife Within (04:38)
13. A Hymn (04:36)