Bering Strait - Pages (2005)
EAC-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +Booklet/Scans | June 28, 2005 | ~277 MB
Genre: Country | Label: Universal South | Fserve, Fsonic
This sophomore album from Bering Strait, the clutch of Russian musicians with classical chops, makes less of a plea for mainstream success than their 2003 debut, settling more into a sort of Nickel Creek groove, with moody meditations on life and love and a flash-fingered, 'grassy, Jerry Douglas-produced instrumental, "From Ankara to Izmir," that should have live audiences standing up in wild cheers. They mine the Slavic mood on their opener, "Safe in My Lover's Arms," and its successor, the folk song "Oy, Moroz-Moroz," then move along to cover (less successfully) Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Lovin' Fun," in which lead vocalist Natasha Borzilova never manages to get a grip on the song's tense undercurrent. Ultimately, with the addition of the jazzy instrumental "What's for Dinner," Pages is an album that offers a little something for everybody.