Cavalier (Lost Version)
Joined: Nov. 2010
||Posted: Aug. 26 2015, 17:52
It's probably his most Russian one too, come to that.
American-recorded, of course, so every chance that influences seeped into writing and recording phases. The decision to articulate Altered State in the first place (by comparison with its predecessor) stood out as much as the accents used, to me at least, as both were unexpected. Neither aspect impressed at first...
The way the whole Platinum album turned out (aided by the New York studio credit) gave me a partly American flavour to the proceedings. I could always point to the point at which the bass changed in the title track as what seemed to be a shift in style, and after that to see Charleston and a track from the Great American Songbook placed images in my mind. Probably just as much as hearing then reading of TBII's The Great Plain and Moonshine.
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