02 June 2013

All Wood And Stones II, Acoustic Stones Tunes Reimagined on June 4th

All Wood and Stones II
by James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf
on CD and Digital Platforms June 4

Acoustic guitar and vocal reinventions of classic Rolling Stones songs
The third in the celebrated All Wood and... series, this time out James Lee Stanley rejoined forces with the estimable John Batdorf (of Batdorf & Rodney fame) to create All Wood and Stones II... Ten more classic songs from the remarkable Rolling Stones catalog.

The Corner News writes: 
"Batdorf and Stanley have a true gift in their ability to arrange a song in such a way that they make it their own. Listen to their complex and moving arrangement of "Miss You," or their playful and exciting version of "Tumbling Dice" and tell me otherwise. Hear the Beatle-ish references in the driving guitar riff on "Honky Tonk Women," or the call-and-response fun in "Get Off My Cloud," and tell me these versions aren't at minimum equally as moving and substantial as the original Stones versions. 

The guitar work is superb, rife with counterpoint and unique harmonic structure, and the vocal arrangements are similarly astounding, marked by lush harmonies and powerful performances. The duo tackle hit songs like "Jumping Jack Flash," "Sympathy For The Devil," and "Wild Horses," while also digging deep into the catalog for gems like "Before They Make Me Run," "Play With Fire," and the always classic "Time Is On My Side."
It isn't easy to eclipse a work beloved by so many, but in "All Wood and Stones II," Batdorf and Stanley have taken a great concept to a new level of excellence."

 Track Listing
Honky Tonk Women  
Miss You  
Get Off My Cloud  
Jumping Jack Flash  
Play With Fire  
Before They Make Me Run  
Sympathy for the Devil  
Tumbling Dice  
Wild Horses  
Time Is On My Side

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