Eric Gales - Middle Of The Road

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Middle Of The Road is the eighteenth album by American blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales, released in February 2017 via Provogue Records.

It’s well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations, one of which led him to work with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F. Gibbons, Ice T, Leslie West, Slash, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley, Supersonic Blues Machine).

 

"Unfortunately you have to go through some things to be free”, says Eric Gales. “Now, I feel the most free I’ve ever been in life, even more so than when I was a kid”, he opens up. “You gotta help yourself man, once you can help yourself you can genuinely help someone else.”

Middle Of The Road is the running theme throughout the record. “It’s about being fully focussed and centred in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle of the road is the best place to be.”

Middle Of The Road sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish.

Middle Of The Road finds the rebirth of Eric Gales.  It sees him more free than he’s ever been and on the biographic songs you take this journey with him.

Much of the album is achingly heart on its sleeve and “Change In Me [The Rebirth]” is one of those moments, it’s about a new change in life. The only cover, the mesmerising interpretation of “Boogie Man” featuring Gary Clark Jr. is something to behold.  

Continuing the rebirth is “Help Yourself”, featuring 16 year old guitar sensation Christone ‘Kingsfish’ Ingram. “I’ve Been Deceived” has a multi-layered meaning to it. “Personally,  I was talking about how I was deceived by addiction” he confesses and on “Repetition”, he goes back to the very beginning and where it started by collaborating with his ‘mentor’ and older brother Eugene Gales

“When I say the world will hear about it, you’ll see what I mean when you hear the record,” he says. “This record is going to take me everywhere that I’ve never been, and everywhere I’ve ever wanted to go.” Eric Gales

Check out the tracks: “Boogie Man”; “Repetition” and “Carry Yourself”.

This LP record with a digital download is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(819873014263)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Good Time

2:52

A2

Change In Me (The Rebirth)

4:37

A3

Boogie Man (Feat. Gary Clark Jr.)

4:55

A4

Been So Long

4:43

A5

Help Yourself (Feat. Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

4:34

A6

I’ve Been Deceived

3:59

B1

Carry Yourself

5:23

B2

Repetition (Feat. Eugene Gales)

5:59

B3

Help Me Let Go

4:07

B4

I Don’t Know

4:18

B5

Swamp

5:16

SKU 819873014263
Record Label Provogue Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number PRD 7518 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 24 February 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 24 February 2017
Barcode # 819873014263
Shipping Weight 0.2650kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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