Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind on 2LP
Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind is Meant to Be Heard on Vinyl
Made Up Mind is the highly anticipated follow-up to Tedeschi Trucks Band's 2011 Grammy-winning debut, Revelator, and last year's scorching live collection, Everybody's Talkin'. Through unparalleled musicianship and a timeless, authentic sound, Made Up Mind proves that TTB is fast becoming a band for the ages.
TTB is known for their extraordinary family of musicians, and Made Up Mind continues that tradition as most tracks were penned by husband and wife Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks along with various friends and co-writers - Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Krasno, Gary Louris, John Leventhal - all of whom also contributed to TTB's debut Revelator.
The album was also co-produced by Jim Scott (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco) and Trucks, and engineered by Bobby Tis - the same team that developed the last two TTB albums. Made Up Mind features "Part of Me," a song driven by a classic southern soul groove straight out of Muscle Shoals. The raucous soul-rocker title track "Made Up Mind" demonstrates the full power of the band from the album's first notes.
Throughout the course of the album it becomes increasingly apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most dauntingly commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the über-funky "Misunderstood" and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender ballads like "It's So Heavy" and "Calling Out to You."
Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the finest guitarists of our time, tearing up barnburners with his masterful slide and lead lines while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy "Do I Look Worried." Although Tedeschi Trucks Band bears the names of its co-leaders, each member of this 11-piece juggernaut contributes equally, there are no weak links in this true group achievement.
"The man's a badass...and so is his wife...there's so much talent dripping out of them...It's staggering, uplifting, and damn near soul-saving."
- Charleston City Paper
"Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks lead a dream team of players with class, taste, and just the right amount of grease."
"Sounds like history renewed."
Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind Track Listing:
- Rolling Stone
- Made Up Mind
- Do I Look Worried
- Idle Wind
- Part of Me
- Whiskey Legs
- It's So Heavy
- All That I Need
- Sweet and Low
- The Storm
- Calling Out To You