Steve Eulberg - A Piece Of It All Review
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Genre: Folk, Americana, Blues
Album: A Piece Of It All
Record Label: Owl Mountain Music Inc.
Produced: Ken Whiteley
Pyramid Records - Toronto Ontario Canada
Recorded & Mixed: Nicolas Tjielios
Steve Eulberg: Lead vocals, guitar
George Koller: Bass
Brad Hart: Drums, diembe, congas
Anne Lindsay: Violin, fiddle
Chris Hartley: Trumpet, blues & harp
Eve Goldberg: Backing vocals
Ken Whiteley: 6 & 12 string acoustic, classical and electric guitars, piano,
hammond organ, mandolin, mandola, accordion, ships bell and backing vocals
A Piece Of It All track list:
1 - A Ship May Be Safe
2 - I Miss America
3 - Porch Swingin'
4 - War Is Sweet
5 - I Said Nothing
6 - Beauty In The World
7 - Nothing Like The Sound Of A Woman
8 - Who Am I
9 - Rock On Rock
10 - Didn't Know I Was Lost
11 - Sad
12 - Careless Love
13 - Set Your Back To The Setting Sun
14 - Just Like That
Steve Eulberg's "A Piece Of It All" album, is a richly captured tapestry of life's many paved roads of emotions. Steve has used his heart and soul, he digs deep to write this marvelous collection of songs. He has given us the gift of part of himself through experience, love, loss, emotion and hope. He sings about subjects like war, death, last goodbye's, politics and changing times. Some songs are truly a snapshot of history and social challenges in the past 30 years. But don't be fooled, Steve Eulberg also sings about uplifting and positive experiences. His songwriting skills are quite incredible, in that he holds nothing back. His lyrics are strongly developed and thought provoking. Simply marvelous.
To say Steve Eulberg has exceptionally strong vocal skills would be an understatement. He brings a freshness and sincerity we have not seen often enough in vocals. He is 100% engaged in each of these songs and not a flat note to be heard. The backing vocals and harmonizing adds just the spice when needed. This album is an absolute dream. It would be difficult to box Steve Eulberg into a genre "box", as he slides easily from folk, americana, soft pop to blues in one fell swoop.
A Piece Of It All has been produced, mixed and mastered with the finest precision. The instrumentation used is simply breath taking. Such expertise is a sheer delight to the ear. What a marvelous surprise to hear the mandolin, mandola, violin and accordion. Not to mention the mouth harp. Brilliant. Listen to the perfection in picking technique on guitars. Impeccable. Drums and percussion are a worthy mention as well. You can feel the experience in all these musicians. No wonder Steve Eulberg has such respect for each of them.
The three tracks I have set aside from this splendid album are:
1. Porch Swingin' - This track pulled me by the ear straight away, what a tasty track! A blues dream. Steve put this song over the fence with his astounding vocals. There is not a thing I would change on this track, it is the kind of song that has you close your eyes and sway your head to. The instrumentation is dead on, tight. I loved the slide work, finger picking on guitar along with the mouth harp. Very tasty indeed.
2. A Ship May Be Safe - This is a songwriters road to heaven. These lyrics are simply exceptional. It has a maritime feel and is endearing to the ear. Steve Eulberg's gorgeous voice will take you away. The instrumentation is once again stellar. The accordion, fiddle and ships bell seal the deal. Masterfully arranged, mixed and mastered, this song is beautiful.
3. Beauty In The World - This starts out with a gorgeous acoustic guitar, then blooms with the sounds of Steve Eulberg with the lovely Eve Goldberg on backup vocals. The strong lyrics are upbeat and rich. Reminding us of the beauty in this world. The musical arrangement in this particular track is wonderful featuring what I think is a mandolin solo. Absolutely stunning.
I must say, Steve Eulberg has one of the most endearing voices. His strength is in both his lyrics and his vocals. This entire album is a blessing and a musical journey. So pack your bags, your going on a trip. Grab this album today, its a keeper!
And that's just how I see it