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Lebowski - Plays Lebowski CD (album) cover

PLAYS LEBOWSKI

Lebowski

 

Crossover Prog

4.24 | 12 ratings

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CeeJayGee
4 stars Lebowski Plays Lebowski is a live album of nine tracks where, rather unusually, only three tracks have previously been released. Two of the tracks, Icelandic and Cinematic come from their wonderful debut Cinematic released in 2010. Goodbye My Joy was released as a single in 2013. I have been searching the Web trying to find out what the band have been doing over the last seven years prior to this latest release but have little to report.

Although their styles differ, Lebowski remind me of The Cinematic Orchestra who are similarly capable of crafting exquisite melodies and whose frequency of releases has also been somewhat sporadic. The music of Lebowski is instrumental with occasional spoken Polish commentary. The music style is beautifully melancholic mellow jazz rock. There is subtle use of piano and keyboards with some beautiful trumpet and guitar solos. All nine live tracks are of high quality and I listened to the whole album on repeat for some time.

If all nine tracks were new releases then I would rate this five stars but given that a third of the album is live performances of previously released (but nevertheless beautiful) music I shall rate it a strong four stars. This is an album that deserves greater recognition because it will bring so much joy to so many.

CeeJayGee | 4/5 |

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