1. Blackberry Smoke - Living in the Song [03:24] 2. Blackberry Smoke - No Way Back to Eden [04:35] 3. Blackberry Smoke - Fire in the Hole [03:46] 4. Blackberry Smoke - Rock and Roll Again [02:50] 5. Blackberry Smoke - Randolph County Farewell [01:17] 6. Blackberry Smoke - Payback's a Bitch [04:19] 7. Blackberry Smoke - Let Me Help You (Find the Door) [03:03] 8. Blackberry Smoke - Woman in the Moon [04:39] 9. Blackberry Smoke - Wish in One Hand [03:10] 10. Blackberry Smoke - Lay It All On Me [03:09] 11. Blackberry Smoke - Too High [03:11] 12. Blackberry Smoke - Holding All the Roses [03:17]
Playing Time.........: 40:45 Total Size...........: 77.52 MB
The ongoing explosion of bands that proclaim their adherence to the values of so-called classic rock may occasionally feel like little more than a whole- sale surrender to creative laziness, but the huge popularity of Blackberry Smoke and their numerous peers suggests that there is a large audience out there with no enthusiasm for progress or even subtle tinkering. In their defence, Blackberry Smoke are the pick of the nostalgic bunch, with an infectous joie-de-vivre and effortless authenticity that marks them out as rightful heirs to the Black Crowes’ recently vacated throne. Holding All the Roses is honest in its intent, too – these are well crafted but unfussily executed anthems and ballads that nod respectfully towards the glory days of Little Feat and Foghat. It ain’t broke, you can almost hear the Atlanta quintet muttering, so no repairs are required, and the likes of Woman in the Moon and Payback’s a Bitch are so vital and punchy that you may be inclined to agree. The sub-Quo thud of Rock and Roll Again aside, this is an eminently likable upholding of 40-year-old principles.