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Mike Tramp - Cobblestone Street Award winner

Mike Tramp
Cobblestone Street
by CJ "Music God" Plain at 25 February 2013, 1:58 PM

So, as a huge fan of WHITE LION yet not a huge fan of the work that Mike Tramp has done since he left that band, I really wasn't sure what to expect here. There's no doubt that Tramp is a very capable singer and songwriter and has written some truly classic tunes over the years. I just haven't been a big fan of the last couple solo CD's though or a fan of his "Freak Of Nature" work.

Let me tell you though, from the first note of this, I was hooked. This album is in no way Metal but that's the beauty of it. This is one of those songwriting accomplishments that define an artist's career.

"Cobblestone Street" evokes an imaginative picture of WHITE LION, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan sitting down for an all night jam session. These are deeply personal tunes that take the art of storytelling to the highest levels.

"Cobblestone Streets" tells the story of how time might move on memories never change. "New Day" has an almost BEATLES type of style with a great message that better things are also there for the taking. "Ain't The Life I Asked For" would fit perfectly on any Dylan or Neil Young record.

Mike Tramp has written a truly deep, personal album of amazing tunes here. There simply is not a bad note on this record. It would be absolutely criminal if this is not recognized for a ton of awards this year. 

5 Star Rating

1. Cobblestone Street
2. Caught In The Storm
3. New Day
4. Ain't The Life I Asked For
5. Revolution
6. We'll Be Alright
7. Angel Or Devil
8. Find It In Your Heart
9. What Are You Gonna Do
10. Once
Mike Tramp – Guitars / Vocals
Record Label: Target Records


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