Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Marcus Malone: Stand or Fall

Stand Or Fall
Marcus Malone
''If you're feelin' low down and dirty, there ain't nothin' better than a shot of rhythm and blues...''

So sings Marcus Malone on the opening track of Stand Or Fall, his sixth album. This pertinent observation sets the scene for all that follows as he takes the listener on a journey through the spectrum of the blues, from up-tempo rockers to slower, bluesy ballads.

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan bluesman Malone started his musical career in the world of heavy metal, with his popular Marcus album. Now based in the UK, he is currently working the European blues circuit, touring Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Track List

Living The Blues
Stand Or Fall
Ain't No Tellin'
It's Gonna Take Time
Detroit City Blues
Slow Down
Jealous Kind
One Woman Man
Can't Stop Lovin' You
Under Pressure
Living The Blues (feat. Julian Burdock)
It's Gonna Take Time (extended version)

All of the tracks - which were, incidentally, all either written or co-written by the talented Marcus - feature notable musicianship, with the scorching guitar solos and impressive harmonica leading the line more often than not. Highlights include the heartbreak ballad It's Gonna Take Time and the really bluesy Slow Down.

Stand Or Fall will be released on Monday 21 April. Blues fans should definitely prepare to purchase.

Follow the latest news and tour dates over at the official Marcus Malone website.

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