Deluxe version of third studio album from deep soul crooner. When Bradley and Menahan Street Band dropped the RSD exclusive 45 of Black Sabbath's Changes last year, it was a wrap... Their vision of the song gave it all new meaning and truly brought out the soul that was masked in the original. Fast forward and here we are with his third album of the same name, another Deep Soul / Funk effort with some of the baddest musicians in the game as his backing band and some of the most sincere lyricism of the last 40+ years. They just don't make em like this anymore and to have someone from the old school still doing it the way it was meant to be is a blessing. To sound this vintage and knowing it was recorded a year or two ago, still blows my mind. Throughout the album there are plenty of deep ballads as we've come to expect with the occasional funky number that lets the band shine. Fans of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Leon Bridges already know the deal and now it's time for everyone to learn the truth in American Soul. This deluxe edition comes with the original album plus the album instrumentals on a second disc, a glossy insert, and gatefold jacket.
- limited edition deluxe pressing features 2nd disc of instrumentals
- gatefold sleeve + glossy insert
- music label: Dunham Records 2016
reviewed by Chupa Chups 4/2016