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Salvation Station by Newworldson

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Rock, Chart, Top Rated, Airplay
Inpop debut from the old school soul influenced band from Canada.

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  1. 1. Salvation Station
  2. 2. Working Man
  3. 3. Gimme
  4. 4. Empty Heart
  5. 5. Sweet Holy Spirit
  6. 6. Babylon Is Gonna Fall
  7. 7. Down From The Mountian
  8. 8. Boderline
  9. 9. Citybus Lovesong
  10. 10. Waitin' Till The Rapture Come
  11. 11. Pledge Of Allegiance
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Reviewed by Paddy Hudspith

I'm in complete agreement with vocalist Joel Parisien when he claims that "it's difficult to classify our sound" but the band's self-coined "speakeasy gospel" tag is a useful one so let's start there. Newworldson derive their name from an awareness that their musical roots tap into a heritage ("gospel and blues becoming jazz, rock and hip-hop" - Parisien again) which is thoroughly American, hence the New World reference. Notably the fusion of these different styles began in earnest in speakeasies, underground bars notorious for the illegal sale of alcohol in Prohibition-era America but famous also for riotous and energetic music. It's this spirit of "dangerous" eclecticism delivered direct to the punter wherever he may be found, that Newworldson invoke when they describe what they're about. They've come up with a hearty, accessible and irresistibly groovy concoction brimming over with soul and spirit, recapturing the energy and excitement which heralded the short-lived swing music renaissance of bands like The W's in the late '90s. Nothing flashy, nothing fancy, just sincere music with an upfront message played by talented guys on real instruments, with a grin! So whether they are tearing through "Empty Heart" or the title track like the proverbial freight train, or slowing things down for "Babylon Is Gonna Fall" and the late-night blues of "Sweet Holy Spirit", Newworldson are never less than totally compelling. Despite a couple of weaker songs towards the back end of the disc, this is one of the strongest label debuts I've heard in a long time, and fan-favourite "Working Man" and the Stevie Wonder-esque "Down From The Mountain" certainly hit the spot with me. Can't wait to see them live.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 43595
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Inpop 804147142223
Items: 1
Release Date: 12 May 2008

Inpop debut from the old school soul influenced band from Canada.

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Second album from the retro sounding Canadian band.

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Posted by Peter in Moira at 16:38 on May 27 2008

I reviewed this album a few months back ( and reached a similar conclusion - starts well, last few songs a bit of let down. But for something a little different to the norm, you should check it out

Posted by Bob Wood in Taunton, Somerset at 00:05 on Jun 30 2008

I present a christian music programme on Apple AM, a local radio station, and I have to say that this album is one of the most "radio-friendly" of the year. Several of the secular presenters are using it, particularly the title track, and there isn't a bad track on it. Looking forward to the next one already!

Posted by Nathan in Liverpool at 20:34 on Oct 27 2008

Buy it, buy it, buy it!!!

Posted by Dave in Colchester at 10:34 on Feb 10 2010

I agree, not a bad track on the album. Fresh and new sound that catches everybody's attention. It also sounds great in the car due to crisp stereo separation!

Dave's rating: 8/10

Posted by Fleur Griffiths in United Kingdom at 18:09 on Feb 27 2012

One of the best cds I have heard in a long time. Just love 'Salvation Station'.

Fleur Griffiths's rating: 9/10

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