With Long Way Back Home, the Gibson Brothers broaden their musical horizons a bit. While still showcasing the traditional sound of sibling harmonies against acoustic instrumentation, they also add steel guitar and drums. Just a bit.
The Gibson Brothers write, find and rearrange great songs to fit the Gibson Brothers style. The Band's Ophelia gets a fresh, bluegrass sound here, becoming one of the most memorable tunes on a superb album. The original material ranges from the traditional sound (Callie's Reel) to a pop-tinged selection (Dreams That End Like This, the drums and steel guitar piece).
One has to admire the Gibson Brothers for not being restrained by the limits of their earlier success. Happily, they have not abandoned the style which first brought them to our attention as well, while expanding their music.
One might find this album on the adult contemporary shelf at the CD store. There is still the classic Gibson Brothers sound throughout. Branching out just a bit, the Gibson Brothers show us a glimpse into the depths of their artistry. Keep up coming, boys. We can't get enough of it.
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