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Ritter, Josh / Beast In Its Tracks, The
Album:Beast In Its Tracks, The Collection:General
Artist:Ritter, Josh Added:07/2013

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Add Date:2014-01-31 Pull Date:2014-04-04 
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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2014-01-09 
Ritter’s seventh album features an emotional, autobiographical set of songs, performed and produced in a rather spare (mostly acoustic) manner. The material covers the breakup of his marriage, the resulting anger and sadness, and then finding someone new.

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1 Slow. Just vocal & strumming. Sad lyric. Segues right into #2. (0:57)
2 * Mid fast. Voice, acoustic guitars, a bit of wooden flute. Pleasant, cute, ironic. (2:27)
3 * Lovely ballad. Good singing; finger-style guitar & strings. Heartbroken lyric. (2:48)
4 Mid-tempo. Paul Simon-like lyric. Horn accompaniment is a bit silly. (4:26)
5 Mid-tempo. Simple, cute folk song. Acoustic guitar & organ. (3:39)
6 * Mid-fast. Smart lyric: he’s found someone new but still holds a grudge. (4:28)
7 Mid-tempo. Acoustic guitar & organ. Introspective. (3:21)
8 Mid-tempo. Brighter sound on guitar. Ocean waves in background. (3:16)
9 Slow & sad. Just voice & guitar. Low fi like a home recording. (4:27)
10 ** Mid-fast. Tricky, syncopated. Excellent acoustic guitar, steel guitar. (2:51)
11 ** Mid-tempo. He’s feeling a bit better. Fuzzy electric guitar for a change. (2:03)
12 *** Mid-tempo. Great folk-rock sound with larger group. Happiest song here. (4:41)
13 Slow, quiet finale. Voice (treated), acoustic guitar, hand drums, organ. (4:08)

Track Listing
1.Third Arm 7.Heart's Ease
2.Evil Eye 8.In Your Arms Again
3.A Certain Light 9.The Appleblossom Rag
4.Hopeful 10.Bonfire
5.Nightmares 11.In Your Arms Awhile
6.New Lover 12.Joy To You Baby