TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the December 2022 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Crescent is the first album in the four-album series I Am The Moon from Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Inspired by an epic tale of star-crossed lovers, and emotionally driven by the isolation of the pandemic era, I Am The Moon is TTB's most ambitious, and at the same time, intimate recording. Their fifth studio release, I Am The Moon captures the band at its creative best - with 24 original songs that explore the universal experience of love's trial and urgency across a robust tapestry of blues, funk, country, jazz and gospel - all with luminous singing and the instant fire of improvisation.
The decision to sequence and release I Am The Moon in four distinct episodes came "when we started thinking of records we love," Derek Trucks says, citing Axis: Bold as Love, the 1967 LP by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. "It's 36 minutes long. That's the way to digest a record."
Tedeschi's goosebump-intensity, gospel-tinged vocals uplift pieces like 'Hear My Dear,' 'So Long Savior,' and 'Take Me as I Am' while her soulful R&B delivery on 'Playing with My Emotions,' 'Rainy Day,' and the gritty 'Somehow' recalls Bonnie Raitt. Truck's ripping slide guitar stretches the boundaries on the horn-driven 'Circles 'Round the Sun,' the instrumental 'Pasaquan,' and the raga-flavored 'Hold the Line.' 'Fall In' and 'Gravity' both fall in The Band camp while the minor key anthem 'Yes We Will' recalls B.B. King's 'The Thrill Is Gone.'
- 180g Vinyl
- Volume 1 in the 4-album I Am The Moon series
- Made in USA
- Hear My Dear
- Fall In
- I Am The Moon
- Circles 'Round The Sun