Friday, October 17, 2014

Sammy Hagar with Vic Johnson Light Roast Mailboat 2014

 
Sammy Hagar brews up a winner with the acoustic release Lite Roast!
 
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
 
Hagar pairs up with long time guitarist Vic Johnson for an intimate yet incredibly textured acoustic flashback over his four decade career. Now some artists and albums write their own reviews and Sammy Hagar and Lite Roast are no exception to the rule. There is sort of an eclectic twist here as these are not simply his eleven most popular tunes phoned in as Sammy Hagar "unplugged."
 
The mix of tunes runs from the older "Red Voodoo" and "Eagles Fly" to a few of Van Halen classics including "Dreams" and "Finish What Ya Started." There are a handful of tunes you may not be familiar with but they are pulled off with flair and the sincerity that the Red Rocker is known for. This one is a gimme...It's great!
 
 
Tracks: Red Voodoo; One Sip; Finish What Ya Started; Eagles Fly; The Love; Father Sun; Dreams; Deeper Kinda Love; Who Has The Right?; Sailin'; Halfway To Memphis.