The album "Pearl Diver" (2004) marked the beginning of an extremely fruitful cooperation between the American song poet David Roth and Gunter Pauler from Stockfisch Records.
Talking about his first encounter with Chicago singer/songwriter David Roth, Pauler said at the time: "I was impressed by how he takes up vastly different topics with a self-confident intuition and turns them into works of art."
This hasn't changed at all after 16 years, and David Roth still shines with his album "Meet You Where You Are", released by Stockfisch Records on SACD as an audiophile-masterpiece and is a collection of wonderful songs from different periods of Roth's life between 1990 and 2018.
In his expressive songs David Roth tells anecdotes and stories from his life; he shares his personal memories and impressions, with which he communicates a pleasant charm - a charm, which, once experienced, isn't easy to withdraw from. The album, with its 12 songs and more than 50 minutes of music, is a pure balm for the ears!
The title-song "Meet You Where You Are" is a positive sounding ballad about David's life (and perhaps also ours). "Nothing like a Day on the River" takes us on an exciting/relaxing rafting trip on a river in Idaho. With the deeply touching and melancholic song "Rise We Will", he shares his own memories from September 11, 2001, the day of the terrorist attacks in America. The following song, "There but for Fortune", written by Phil Ochs decades earlier in 1963, makes a very poetic and moving connection to the events of the day with its emotionally-potent lyrics and music. "Just a Wall", a song about the German Reunification, is more than fitting on the 30th anniversary of this event in 2019.
In addition to the well-known German guitarist and folk-musician Jens Kommnick, with whom Roth recorded all his basic guitar tracks in studio, this once again perfectly-arranged Stockfisch album brings together splendid musicians such as Beo Brockhausen, Manfred Leuchter, Hans-Jorg Maucksch, and Lea Morris with her beautiful backing vocals.
- Super Audio CD
- SACD Stereo SACD Layer
- This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
|David Roth||vocal, guitar|
|Jens Kommnick||guitar (1-3, 5-12), low whistle (1,3,8,12) bouzouki (4,8) aria contra-bass (4)|
|Lea Morris||backing vocals (2,4-6, 10,12)|
|Manfred Leuchter||accordion (3,4,7,11)|
|Hans-Jorg Maucksch||fretless bass (1,3,5,8-10,12); upright bass (2,11)|
|Beo Brockhausen||mbira (5); orchestra chimes (6)|
|Lucille Chaubard||cello (6,7)|
|Justin Ciuche||violin (9)|
- Meet You Where You Are
- They Do Not Speak For Me
- Long Way Home
- Nothing Like A Day On The River
- Rise We Will
- There But For Fortune
- It's My Job
- The Roaring Of Noiseless Calm
- Just A Wall
- Fill In All The Blanks
- Until We Meet Again
Running time: 52:21