Last Chance to Hurt Me (00:03:04)
I Take a Lot out of the Bottle (00:05:14)
Gypsy Ways (00:03:58)
The Civilized Life (00:05:05)
Wait on Me Woman (00:04:12)
Rockin’ in the Same Old Boat (00:05:55)
The Wringer (00:04:16)
Long Lean and Lanky (00:02:56)
I Didn’t Mean to Do It (00:03:05)
Tender Hearted (00:04:33)
With his debut Stompin’ Our Feet With Joy (1997), singer-guitarist Vidar Busk became one of Norway’s most important blues musicians. Together with international blues star Kid Anderson as producer, he delivers T-bird inspired swinging blues, soulful ballads and blistering guitar playing on his new album The Civilized Life.
Vidar Busk’s voice is vulnerable and unashamed, shifting between wounded and ecstatically rapturous. His instrumental virtuosity is such an elemental part of him, and so his guitar playing flows directly from the full emotional palette of his soul straight into the ears and hearts of his listeners.
The material is not just solid. You can feel that this man has lived every word he sings on the album. This masterful and mature comeback is the current crowning achievement of Vidar Busk’s legendary career.