Album Review: Reckless Kelly – Somewhere In Time

Continuing with Texas week, I thought I would do a much overdue review for Reckless Kelly’s latest Somewhere In Time. The album is a tibute to, and a collection of songs written by obscure Idaho country music legend Pinto Bennett. I will admit this was my first exposure to the excellent songs of Mr. Bennett, and I am now a big fan. Kudos to Reckless Kelly for making this album and getting his music out there and heard.

Now onto the music….like I said, the songs are GREAT. Matter of fact I would call this RK’s most consistent album so far. Just catchy song after catchy song. All the songs have that “edge” RK are known for but this is also RK’s most “country” sounding album to date. The album kicks off with the scorcher “Little Blossom” and then cuts to a spanish ballad featuring Joe Ely called “The Ballad of Elano De Leone”. Following that, the album keeps it’s momentum going with a series of mid-tempo country songs before igniting the rocket again with “Pure Quill”. On a somber note is how the album ends. Pinto himself adds his voice to the mix on what sounds to me like a very personal song about reminiscing the death of a lost love called “Thelma” before kicking off into the title track which pair together perfectly. Definitely the highlight of the album.

Recommended for anyone who likes catchy as hell country music with an “edge”

Stream and more info on the album here
Buy it here

Listen to Reckless Kelly – Little Blossom here

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Listen to Reckless Kelly – Somewhere In Time here

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  • ronny

    June 28th, 2010

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    fuck yes. Keep up the summer of a thousand posts. Your blog, hot dogs, and beach breasts are keeping the summer going. Need an intern?

  • FervorCoulee

    June 30th, 2010

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    Thanks for the info about this album. When I bought it, I was cautious b/c I had a nagging suspicion that Pinto might be a fictional creation of the band- performing songs they wrote as an alter. Cracking album. D

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