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Jeffrey Mitchell Ross – Waited A Long Time

Jeffrey Mitchell Ross - Waited A Long Time

4.1

Rating

4.1/5

Flyctory.com Pros

  • Very talented, good storytelling.

Flyctory.com Cons

  • Too few songs
  • Some songs with weaker spots

Jeffrey Mitchell Ross wrote music history as the lead guitarist of Lou Reed. That’s quite a while ago and Ross is – among other duties – doing solo music. I ran into his 4th February 2022 album release Waited A Long Time and felt that this mixture of rock and country music is definitely worth sharing. Here is my review.

 

Jeffrey Mitchell Ross – About The Artist

Unfortunately, I could not find too much information about Jeffrey Mitchell Ross. The Long Island, New York, local started to work with Lou Reed as a stage technician and later became lead guitarist and background singer. This prominent position kept on for some two years. Ross and Reed split and Ross had some New York music scene bands like Teazer and The End. The only Jeffrey Mitchell Ross solo album I could find is Hideaway, which he recorded in Hamburg, Germany.  This new 2022 release has been recorded in Nashville and has been supported by some remarkable muscians like Todd Lobardo (Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves) or Steve Mackey (Sheryl Crow, Wallflowers).

 

Jeffrey Mitchell Ross – Waited A Long Time – Track by Track

The eight song album lasts 32 minutes.

1. Waited A Long Time

The title track is opening for the album. Waited A Long Time is a gentle soft rocker, which reminds me of some Bryan Adams songs. Very characteristic voice, which also leads to a good  feeling at the beginning of this publication.

2. Limelight

Limelight starts slow as well, but then turns into a really nice vibe. The combination of the acoustic-alike guitar sounds and the ease in the melody makes the song feel like a light countrypop summer track. Good listen.

3. Rainbows

This part of the album is definitely made to make country music lovers smile. However, the middle part of the song also features a nice guitar variation, which adds a very different touch to Rainbows and is rather an element for rock lovers. One of my favorite songs.

4. Blinded Again

Blinded Again is an emotional, personal highlight of the album. A beautiful, gentle song with a slow tempo. The most touching part to me is the beautiful instrumental string part. I just listened and enjoyed – even after having this song a couple of times.

5. Payphone

This fifth song has been the only track which I could find as a pre-release. Payphone is one of the most energetic and powerful songs of the album. Americana rock, which made me remember some classic Tom Petty tracks. Really nice listen.

6. Tripping (Losing Control)

Compared to the fifth song, Tripping (Losing Control) feels a bit of slow and even lame. However, Ross illustrates his talent in telling beautiful stories in this one. Nice one.

7. Let You Go

The second last song of the album is also the longest one on Waited A Long Time. The song is rather slow, but it does have catching moments. Apart from it, it works with a beautiful composition and instrumentation. Nonetheless, it could have more special elements.

8. Only Your Voice

The closing track is just giving the perfect finish. Maybe not the best track of the album, but in the Jeffrey Mitchell Ross comfort zone from the very first to the very last second. Very nice listen.

 

Jeffrey Mitchell Ross – Waited A Long Time – Spotify

Here is the album on Spotify:

 

Jeffrey Mitchell Ross – Waited A Long Time – My View

Waited A Long Time is indeed a good recording. One or two more songs would have given a great opportunity to present a wider range of sounds. However, I feel really thankful that I have been gifted being able to listen to these tunes. If you like country and Americana tunes as well as soft rock, this one is a good choice to listen.

 

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