Anthony Gomes – Containment Blues (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 37:05 minutes | 471 MB | Genre: Blues
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Anthony Gomes follows up 2018’s Peace, Loud, and Loud Guitars with Containment Blues. Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars was voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of 2018, so definitely some expectations for the followup. This album was inspired by the pandemic and is a bit more back to basics and raw than the balls to walls rock of Peace, Loud, and Loud Guitars. Gomes told Blues Rock Review in a recent interview he has a more rockish album nearly complete called Rock and Roll Blues Man, but felt now wasn’t the time to release an album like that.
Even though Containment Blues is a little more stripped-down, the album opens with an upbeat blues rock track, “Make A Good Man (Wanna Be Bad).” “Hell and Half of Georgia” is one of the album’s standouts where Gomes sings about a relationship in which one person does the other wrong and everyone knows about it.
One thing that’s different about Containment Blues is the world influence. Gomes pulled in musicians from Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Venezuela, Canada, and the United States. This album has a lot of nuance to it. “Praying For Rain,” another standout where Gomes sings about never judging a person unless you walk a mile in their shoes features mandolin and banjo, which is a different sound than what we’re used to from Gomes. “This Broken Heart Of Mine,” “The Greatest 4 Letter Word,” and “Until The End of Time” feature violin and cello with the latter also including some Flamenco style guitar.
1. Anthony Gomes – Make a Good Man (Wanna Be Bad)
2. Anthony Gomes – Hell and Half of Georgia
3. Anthony Gomes – This Broken Heart of Mine
4. Anthony Gomes – Praying for Rain
5. Anthony Gomes – No Kinda Love
6. Anthony Gomes – Let Love Take Care of Love
7. Anthony Gomes – Stop Calling Women Hoes and Bitches
8. Anthony Gomes – Until the End of Time
9. Anthony Gomes – Tell Somebody
10. Anthony Gomes – The Greatest 4 Letter Word
11. Anthony Gomes – Containment Blues