Leon Russell And The Shelter People
After an already laudable career as a session man and songwriter, Russell shot to #17 with his second solo LP (’71). This gospel-soaked rock ’n’ roll triumph includes his takes on Dylan’s "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall," "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry," "Love Minus Zero/No Limit," "She Belongs to Me" and "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue," his own "She Smiles Like a River," "The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen" and more. The keyboard work throughout is pure mastery and sounds the best it ever has on this hybrid SACD. Limited, numbered edition! Audio Fidelity.