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Critiques CD: Lee Fields & The Expressions | Faithful Man

Lee Fields has been faithful to soul music for over 40 years and it’s a marriage made in heaven for this soul survivor pleadingly singing the gospel of lost love. Fields’ world weary voice squeezes the drama out of every story he sings, with big, dense arrangements of horns, strings and backup vocals emphasizing the grand scale of his torment. The arrangements can be almost overwhelming at times but, when The Experience steps outside the formula and lets Fields breath, magic happens. “Moonlight Mile” stands out (and the sitar is a lovely touch), as does “You’re The Right Kind of Girl”.