The Crossing (CD)


The Menahan Street Band

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Amoeba Review

10/29/2012

Menahan Street Band’s instrumental wonders continue on their second album, The Crossing. The band seemingly creates soul and funk backbeats out of thin air that sound like they’ve been sitting, waiting in the bargain bin for some lucky digger to find. They touch on jazz with the horns and slow waltz of “Three Faces” before breaking into a blaxploitation soundtrack jam. “The Crossing” pairs its dark soul organs and horns with fragile acoustic guitar work and a hip-hop beat. “Light’s Out” practically begs for Jay-Z’s voice, as its horns call out for a response, but its strings and subtle funk guitar work the hip-hop beat until fruition. As the band includes members of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and others, The Crossing can sometimes sound like a Dap-Kings album without Sharon Jones, but the lack of a vocalist makes for more attention given to the instrumentalists as well as the production, which wraps everything in delectable analog warmth. It’s the craft that counts here, not the personality, and for timeless soul music that gets every detail and emotion down, Menahan Street Band nail it.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Crossing
The Menahan Street Band 05:04
2.
Lights Out
The Menahan Street Band 02:35
3.
Keep Coming Back
The Menahan Street Band 03:16
4.
Three Faces
The Menahan Street Band 04:34
5.
Sleight Of Hand
The Menahan Street Band 03:01
6.
Everyday A Dream
The Menahan Street Band 03:51
7.
Seven Is The Wind
The Menahan Street Band 05:06
8.
Bullet For The Bagman
The Menahan Street Band 02:57
9.
Driftwood
The Menahan Street Band 03:39
10.
Ivory And Blue
The Menahan Street Band 03:36
11.
Ivory And Blue (Reprise)
The Menahan Street Band 01:05

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