Before starting to write haunting music for his songs, Anthony Joseph wrote music for the spoken voice: poetry, in other words. This influence is palpable; he isn’t just a singer. He is a guru, a Caribbean wizard who exhorts, uplifts the soul and sends it flying around his African brass and percussion. The legacy of James Brown, Sly Stone or Sun Ra is present but his charisma, his passion for live performance makes Anthony Joseph one of most singular amongst all unique soul artists. "Apart from sex and certain LSD trips, there’s nothing better than being on stage with musicians who give it all they’ve got to a screaming audience."
At last there is a Haydn Stabat mater within easy reach. The piece is seldom performed and even more rarely recorded, and this despite the fact that it contains some of the composer's most rich and deeply felt writing. One of the few works not written to order (Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy was less than keen on encouraging the sacred duties of his Kapellmeister) the Stabat mater is also one Haydn himself grew to respect highly, and Trevor Pinnock's performance makes it clear why.
Make sure you have your stereo (or iPod) at a safe level of volume when you start this disc because it kicks in full throttle and rarely lets up! That is a good thing, especially if you are a fan of great guitar driven rock n’ roll. After it warms your player up for a few seconds, then crank this as it should be. New Soul Cowboys are a hard rockin’ trio based in Nashville, Tennessee…
Anthony has returned this time with a hard rocking blues masterpiece! Fans of the power trio sound will love the heavy guitar and amazing solo's that seem to make there way into every song! Starting off with Turn It Up the mood is set with what will be one of the bluesman's best CD's in years! Gomes blues fans will not be disappointed as he gets his blues on with such songs as Whiskey Train and The Blues Ain't The Blues No More! Clearly Anthony is "BETTER THAN BACK" with this high energy CD!