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Eric Sardinas - Black Pearls

Black Pearls

Eric Sardinas

FN 2300-2

Favored Nations
17328 Ventura Blvd.
Encino CA 91316

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Michael Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

Neither folk nor acoustic, 'Black Pearls' may appeal to FAME browsers with a harder edge, but I'm sure there are less derivative and more inspiring harder edges out there to listen to.

True, there are snatches of bluesy slide and dobro twang but guitar crunch and pyro-heroics dominate, which, as the metal/blues genre often dictates and, more often than not excuses, are the songs, which are all forgettable. The obligatory ballad shows Sardinas knows his way around the acoustic, he just doesn't use it enough. The liners proclaim, almost Moses like, that 'Black Pearls' was . . ."Recorded live to analog without compromise." I suppose that's saying something.

Track List:

  • Flames Of Love
  • Same Ol' Way
  • Bittersweet
  • Ain't No Crime
  • Big Red Line
  • Liar's Dice Blues
  • Black Pearls
  • Sorrow's Kitchen
  • Four Roses
  • Old Smyrna Road
  • Tenfold Trouble
  • Wicked Ways

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2004, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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