Camelot Falling

walk-the-line.gif

If you're going to open your album by taking on a song as sublime as Van Morrison's transcendent "Into the Mystic," you'd better have something to add to it. But Oklahoma singer/songwriter (and former Great Divide leader) Mike McClure replaces Van's ecstatic emotion with raspy-voiced earnestness and turns the tune into the same kind of middling, well-intentioned country-rock that fills out the rest of his third solo CD. A version of Neil Young's "Roll Another Number" reinforces Mike's inarguable good taste, but the originals here don't make much of an impression.

—Chris Neal

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
It was a royal . . . no wait . . . giant effort.
New Jay Joyce-produced album challenges quartet.
Track was written with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
“I’m pretty excited, to say the least,” says Brantley.