Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Pavlov's Dog - Echo & Boo (2010)
The fifth album from this US band.
Pavlov's Dog was a seven piece big band with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, mandolin, piano, percussion, violin and vocals.
They had help from numerous other musicians who provided flugelhorn, piano, drums, percussions and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
This album was some kind of a comeback album although they had released an album three years previously. But that was not a band effort from what I understand.
Pavlov's Dog anno 2010 is David Surkamp from the original band and only him. He had help from his wife and friends on this album.
The music has also changed a lot. Gone is the eclectic prog and AOR.
Echo & Boo is an Americana album with David Surkamp's vocals on the top. There is violins, piano and guitars here. The music is mid-tempo and melodic. There is also some gospel here and the band has covered a couple of country'n'western standards on this album.
This one hour long album has nothing to do with the band who released the classic Pampered Menial album. It is Pavlov's Dog in name and in name only.
This is a half-decent album but nothing more than that.