In Time by The Mavericks

It’s been 10 years since The Mavericks have released a new album. But with their latest project, In Time, they return better than ever. 

The reunited band features original members Raul Malo, Paul Deakin and Robert Reynolds, but Jerry Dale McFadden and Eddie Perez have also been brought onboard, which results in a richer sound. Previously known for their eclectic mix of old-school country, Texas and Latin influences, which propelled them to CMA, ACM and Grammy awards success, the band seems to have adopted an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy. 

Laden with hooky beats, blaring horns and the Orbisonesque voice of Raul, songs such as debut single “Born to Be Blue,” “In Another’s Arms” and “Call Me When You Get to Heaven” are lush in their physical arrangements but sparse in production bells and whistles, resulting in a rich authenticity. Other tunes are just brighter and intoxicating, like “Back in Your Arms Again.” 

Die-hard fans of The Mavericks will appreciate the band’s return to their original sound, while those unfamiliar with their previous projects will revel in their one-of-a-kind brand.

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