Brian Blade Mama Rosa Numbered Limited Edition LP

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Acclaimed 2009 Album on Numbered, Limited Edition Vinyl LP!
A Brian Blade Album in the Spirit of Joni Mitchell!

Brian Blade has delivered a singer/songwriter album that is compelling, different in nature, introspective and deeply spiritual. Blade has grown in the spirit of Joni Mitchell, with whom Blade toured and recorded. Her influence looms, especially on the opening title track, where his guitar sound alludes to Mitchell's own harmonies. The subject is religious in nature and his faith is personal and far from proselytizing. Mama Rosa may come as unexpected for some, but no surprise to his core fans.

Given the state of the music business in 2009, it would seem a terrible decision to allow an award-winning jazz drummer, composer, and bandleader - not to mention an in-demand session musician - to record what amounts to a 'pop' album. Yet that's exactly what Verve's Forecast imprint did when it let Brian Blade...record Mama Rosa. And thank God they did. Blade has been writing and recording songs on two-track and four-track demos for decades. He's been singing them for friends and family members for about as long. Blade is a natural born storyteller with an evocative singing voice, an individual and polished guitar style, and real estate with enough fine musicians to bring them into his projects. This is music that has heart, melody, and sophisticated and well-intentioned lyric poetry, and these songs are concerned with what it means to try and live alone and with others in the light each day.
-Thom Jurek,, 4/5 stars


  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • Vinyl LP
  • Recorded During the Summer of 2006 & the Summer of 2008
  • Home Demo Exclusive to Vinyl
  • Gatefold Jacket with Gold Foil Numbering


Brian Blade
Daniel Lanois
Kelly Jones
Aaron Embry
Geoffrey Moore
Jon Cowherd
Greg Leisz
Christopher Thomas
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Rocco Deluca
John Bigham
Daryl Johnson
Patrick Smith


Side A:

  1. After The Revival
  2. Mercy Angel
  3. At The Centerline
  4. Faithful Brother

Side B:

  1. Get There
  2. Second Home
  3. You'll Always Be My Baby
  4. Nature's Law

Side C:

  1. Struggling with That - instrumental
  2. All That Was Yesterday
  3. Her Song

Side D:

  1. All Gospel Radio - instrumental
  2. Psalm 100 - instrumental
  3. Fire and Brimstone - vinyl only home demo

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