As I Call You Down

Album Review of As I Call You Down by Fistful of Mercy.

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As I Call You Down

Fistful of Mercy

As I Call You Down by Fistful of Mercy

Release Date: Oct 5, 2010
Record label: HOT Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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As I Call You Down - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 72
Based on rating B
72

The shadow of the Traveling Wilburys should hang heavy over this super-ish group comprising Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur, and son-of-a-Wilbury Dhani Harrison. But As I Call You Down is more reminiscent of CSN than TTW, as the trio’s vocals meld nicely on the likes of ”In Vain or True.” ”Father’s Son,” meanwhile, is an engaging rocker that ironically offers further evidence of young ? Mr. Harrison being a talent in his own right.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Fistful of Mercy is entirely too aggressive a name for the ramshackle trio of Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur, and Dhani Harrison, a group of neo-hippies whose respective circles conjoined so they decided to strum some acoustic guitars together and see what happened. What happened was a collection of nine pleasant folk-rock tunes tinged with a little blues and a lot of softly psychedelic twists reminiscent of Dhani’s dad, George. The melodies may recall the elder Harrison but the overall feel is uncannily CSN at their softest, the harmonies always gentle and the tempos never moving any faster than a lazy stroll.

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