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Label:
  Opus 3 - http://www.opus3records.com/
Serial:
  SACD 22042
Title:
  Peder af Ugglas: Autumn Shuffle
Description:
  "Autumn Shuffle"

Peder af Ugglas (electric guitars & slide, acoustic guitars & slide, mandolin electric bass, keyboards, cümbüs percussion and piano)
Malte Sjöstrand (Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes)
Henrik Wartel (drums and percussion)
Bo Nordenfeldt (upright bass)
Patrik Silvereke (accordion)
Dave Wilczewski (tenor sax)
Lars Höbinger (trombone)
Björn Hamrin (harmonica)
Mattias Wager (organ)
Track listing:
  1. Harvest Song
2. Wino's Dance
3. Autumn Shuffle
4. Central South
5. Passion
6. Last Call
7. Far Away
8. Dawn
9. I Sold My Boat
10. Stockholm
11. Passing By
12. Strife Within
13. A Hymn
Genre:
  Blues
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
 
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Reviews: 5 show all

Review by Vladimir February 19, 2005 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Yes, Finally! A Opus 3 album that actually is fun listening to!
All my Opus 3 albums sounds great but this is the first one that allso have a musical content which don't make me bored after just a few tracks. The first time I listened to this album I was really surprised, this was more than I hoped for. Of course knowing that Opus 3 made a rock album made me really curios, but since this is experimential rock completly without song I was not sure what to excpect.

The musical content really surpised me, but the sound quality was exactly as high as I excpected, I can't think of any complains regarding sound quality. The surround mix is 4.1 (no center speaker as usual with opus 3 surround sacd's), the mix is very careful with the surround speakers used for ambience only. At first I didn't see the point of making a surround mix if the rear spekears is barely used, but now I actually enjoy these mixes (but Dark side of the moon will continue to be my absolute favorite sacd!).

I had the privelige of buying this album directly from the man behind opus 3, Jan-Erik Persson, and he said he allso really likes this type of rock and blues, so he promised more albums of this kind. Looking forward to it!

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Review by clef April 22, 2006 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Very good album with a very good sound. I listen to Stereo sound. I had never heard about this artist before I bought this album. It was an adventure - purchasing but it was worthwile. It's a fancy, natural music which is never boring. A good mix of modern instrumental Blues, Rock and Folk. For me it is a perfect album with a very good sound of an outstanding guitarist. I love it!

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Review by analogue June 24, 2011 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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I like to sample music and then take chances. Opus 3 has a great reputation for making great recordings and this disc is no exception.

This is a pure dsd recording of a Swedish guitarist and his band. And what a good band it is. Mixing rock, blues and jazz with a taste of folk and blue grass......we get both a great performance and a wonderful recording.

The sound is life-like, warm and realistic. It was recorded with a tubed microphone and the sound is lush and deep.
Great guitar licks with every other instrument that can be imagined mixed into certain songs. All recorded wonderfully.
Its the different combinations of instruments that keeps this disc fresh and exciting. Mr. Ugglas can really play guitar too. The bassist is using the stand up variety if you can dig it. Ugglas is essentially a rock and roll guy and obviously loves guitar....both electric and acoustic. And the spring board for every song on this album is either rock, blues or folk in character.

One track features bluesy guitar work recorded in a church with an organist. Now this is a cool concept. Another slow rocker has trombone in the song if you can imagine this. Ugglas and band manage to switch things up and around so as to keep the entire album interesting...almost nostalgic and sentimental. Like time is passing.

Terrific solos from Ugglas.

From start to finish this is a great album and a beautiful sacd. I cant think of anyone not liking the sound of this disc.

Highly recommended.

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