The Mavericks - In Time
Published: Mar 30, 2013 Filed under: Country & Folk
"In Time" found The Mavericks falling right back into sync with each other after ten years of no new recordings. None of them have lost their flair for musical talent either.
Singer and songwriter Paul Malo makes use of his rich, dramatic voice. The band consisting of Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez, and Jerry Dale McFadden pull out all the stops with their combined abilities.
The Mavericks draw on a variety of influences for the record, despite widely being categorized as a country band. This album has them filling tracks with mariachi trumpets before switching to surf style guitar, a ska beat or two, before slowing it down in a Roy Orbison tribute. The Mavericks cover a lot of ground with "In Time" and do so purposefully. The band did not leave much to chance and carefully crafted the songs together after finally "being free" as one member put it.
Throughout the entire album is the classic Latin feel that The Mavericks have made their own. The Cuban dance beats that Malo grew up with are felt through track after track. There are trumpets, salsa grooves, and more that make the record feel like a more technique oriented version of other Latino bands that have graced the Billboard music charts.
"In Time" might not attract new listeners, but it will certainly not disappoint old fans of the group. With their classic blend of genres, all under the roof of Latin flair, The Mavericks have once again completed a solid record.
"Back In Your Arms Again" official video by The Mavericks from the album In Time
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