Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Baker, Duck / Opening the Eyes of Love
Album:Opening the Eyes of Love Collection:General
Artist:Baker, Duck Added:01/1994
Label:Shanachie/Yazoo 

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 30 Jul 13:Sarah Bellum
Thats Not bluegrass

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-06-27 
Solo acoustic guitar spinning pretty, melodic instrumentals. It's well mic'ed -- you can hear that tasty sound of fingers against steel strings. Baker's technique has plenty of flourish, best demonstrated on track 5.

The melodies are rich, mellow, and folky -- that he's posed in a sweater on the back cover is telling -- but Baker's well respected in Bay Area music circles. Bruce Ackley of ROVA is a fan, for one. Baker doesn't play at breakneck speed, but on tracks like 'Round Midnight, you start becoming aware that there's a LOT going on; it's richly intricate stuff. I'm impressed.

Track Listing
1.Pharaoh's Army 8.The Dirtman Cometh
2.Forget Me not 9.Contra Costa Dance
3.Seven Point One 10.The Dodder Bank
4.Opening the Eyes of Love 11.Holding Pattern
5.Keep It Under Your Heart 12.Come to Papa
6.Forty Ton Parachute 13.Miss Meadows
7.'round About Midnight 14.Light Blue
 15.Letter to Davey