Christian Willisohn – Hold On (2005)
Genre: Blues | Style: Contemporary Blues | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,72 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4038.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Christian Willisohn, pianist and singer from Munich, goes back to the roots of the blues, taking his listeners on a trip from the basics to the myriad facets of the music.
In the midst of Scotland’s West Highlands, hidden between the Atlantic and the green hills, there is a very special kind of concert hall. Art-loving people have transformed a former farmhouse into a meeting place for musicians, dancers, painters and poets. A Scottish secret? Well, not enough of a secret, for ingenious bluesman Christian Willisohn came to know of that place via a friend.
Without much planning Christian set up his dream team of staff and equipment. On the road and over the sea, five NAUTILUS 801 speakers, a whole range of CLASSE amps together with a SADIE DSD8 (1-bit) recording device made their way from Stockfisch-Records to the Scottish Isles.
Here, the unique acoustic environment let impressive recordings find their way onto “tape”. It was just THE very thing for a 5.1 surround-sound recording on a Direct-Cut-SACD: On this SACD purists will find a stereo and a 5.1 layer in DSD quality.
The surprising thing on this Hybrid-SACD is the CD version. Christian Willisohn has invited six fellow musicians to the studio who add drums, bass, guitar, saxophone and cor anglais to his original recording from Scotland.
1 – Hold On,I’m Waiting For You 3:44
2 – Little Angel 3:13
3 – No More Tears In Vain 3:33
4 – Heartbroken Man 4:35
5 – Caruso 6:07
6 – Black Day 5:21
7 – Blues In My Bottle 5:33
8 – Have I Told You Lately 2:44
9 – Little Fish 2:59
10 – The Man In Your Life 5:11
11 – Blues On The World 4:41
Christian Willisohn, vocal & piano
Additional studio musicians:
Thilo Kreitmeier, saxophone
Titus Vollmer, guitar
Christian Struck, cor anglais
Matthias Engelhardt, electric bass
Hans-Jorg Maucksch, fretless bass
Richard Hollander, drums