Label: RCA – RCALP37891
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne releases his seventh studio album, Part Of The Light, on RCA Records. Written and produced by LaMontagne himself, features the first single “Such A Simple Thing”.
Stereophile Records to Die For 2019
The way I figure it, Ray LaMontagne was dropped on his head sometime last year and woke up days later, thinking it was 1971, he was Pink Floyd, and he had to go into the studio right now and make an album. Granted, his guitar soloing never reaches Floydian genius level, but LaMontagne’s sensual Americana tendencies mesh perfectly with this album’s mellow Meddle-era vibe. His breathy, Gilmour-ish vocals wrap you in a pillow of winds, especially in the final track, “Goodbye Blue Sky,” which stretches out to seven fearless minutes. Maybe Gilmour could join him on the road . . . Jon Iverson, Stereophile