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article imageReview: Sam Baker haunting on new divine album 'Land of Doubt' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 12, 2017 in Music
Singer-songwriter and pianist Sam Baker has released his new studio album "Land of Doubt," which is an intense collection of songs.
The CD opens with the haunting ballad, "Summer Wind," and it is followed by the smooth "Same Kind of Blue." The piano-driven
instrumental "The Slivered Moon," helps set the mood of the record, and "Margaret," is a neat love song dedicated to Margaret.
"Love Is Patient" has poetic lyrics, and "Leave" is subtle and melancholic. The same holds true for the atmospheric
"Pastures Fit for Thoroughbreds," which is rich in memorable melodies. The piano-driven "The Feast of Saint Valentine" is lengthy and impressive, coupled by Baker's harking voice. "Moses in the Reeds" is witty and mellow, and "Say the Right Words" is heart-warming and inspirational. "Peace Out" is simply divine.
Baker ought to be commended for his captivating lyrics, which paint a vivid pictures in the minds of his listeners. His album closes on a haunting note with the fiddle-driven "Where Fallen Angels Dwell" and the title track "Land of Doubt," which has an eerie vibe to it. His vocals are reminiscent of Ray LaMontagne meets Ryan Bingham ("The Weary Kind" from the Oscar-winning film Crazy Heart).
The musician is a survivor of a terrorist attack in Peru in which he was almost killed, however, despite his hearing loss, he has become an acclaimed performer in his own right.
The Verdict
Overall, Sam Baker delivers on his new album, Land of Doubt. It is solid from start to finish, and it is worth checking out especially for fans of Americana, folk, blues and soul music.
Land of Doubt is available on iTunes.
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