MP3 Kevin Campbell - Out There
Alternative Big City Rock, Funk, and Bop. Campbell lays down all vocals and instruments on this CD, which also features John Dempsey on 7 string bass, and Reggie Gamble on Drums and Percussion.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, ROCK: Funk Rock
Fans of Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews, Tears For Fears, or James Taylor may find a new friend in Kevin Campbell.
This multi-faceted composer from New Jersey, definitely
falls between the cracks, when trying to define his music.
Working from 2 small home project studios, Kevin
originally recorded these songs with just acoustic guitar
and drums. With that in mind, you would expect to be able
to categorize this CD fairly easily.
But that is not the case........
This CD starts out with the horn-heavy, "DayBreakFadeAway",
and concludes with the solo trumpet of "Early Train". Two very different songs portraying 2 very different paths.
Along the way the listener encounters the honky-tonk feel of "Every Little Morning", with its upright piano/acoustic
guitar bounce. The triple-tracked acoustic guitars in the title track, "Out There". The harmonica and keyboard heavy, "Above The Breeze".
But on the albums fifth track, "Surround" we most
likely see the true depth of Campbell''s writing.
Starting off with an infectious percussive intro,
the song evolves into a prayer-like chorus, which
really does surround the listener. “It’s one of my
favorite songs”, says Kevin. "It was really fun to record. It never ceases to amuse me, that the original guide track was just an acoustic guitar and a click track!"
"Hum" is an up-tempo street-funk tune featuring synths
and electric piano and bass.
FineLine features multi-keyboard layers and INXS type electric guitar
“The Cuddle” is a Beatles meet Peter Gabriel concoction
with xylophone and kalimba.
"Against The Wall" offers Electric Guitar, Organ, and Bass featuring the only electric guitar solo on the record.
More information on the recording of this CD can be found At:
Kevin Campbell/ Voices, Guitars, Keyboards, and Percussion
John Dempsey/ 7 String Conklin Bass
Reggie Gamble/Drums and Percussion
Written, Engineered, and Produced by Kevin Campbell
Copyright: 2004 Kevin Campbell
Mastered by XARC Mastering-Dresden, Germany