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  Eyes Set to Midnight by Michele & the Midnight Blues

Eyes Set to Midnight cover art

Artist: Michele & the Midnight Blues
Title: Eyes Set to Midnight
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2005

This six track EP's finest moments are those of the slower late night blues persuasion.  We are talking about the sort of songs that generally remind you of what might have been or what is about to come.  A case in point being "Better Than I" with a Chicago style, slow burning and passionate blues sound that you just drift along to.  Undoubtedly the song of the album.

"Cold Outside" has a 40's swing-style influence that counter balances the underlying blues sound and allows Michele to show off a sultrier side to her vocals; on the other hand "Blues From Hell" has a darker, almost oppressive, style of delivery.  We bow out with "Treat Her Right" as it alternates between an almost spoken delivery and out and out rocking blues.  This one is well worth tracking down and it will make an admirable, if short, addition to your CD pile.
Review Date: June 21 2007