Review: The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode (House)

This review covers the progressive house track The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode.

This track was released in 1992 as part of a single.

The track starts with a synth element and some speaking. This follows some electric guitar and synths. A synth melody then comes in with a choir element.

The vocals then take the track into the first verse. After this, the vocals take the track into the main chorus which features some choir elements that ping-pong back and forth with the main vocals. This section is capped off with more electric guitars and some synths.

From there, the speaking portion repeats. This follows the main vocals taking the track into the next verse. Again, it is backed by several elements. From there, the track transitions into the main chorus. This section is capped off with some filtered 303 synths.

After that, there is a quasi-guitar solo which features a sprinkling of vocals. After this, the main chorus repeats again. At that point, the track then fades out.

One thing I found interesting is the fact that the verses and main chorus are about equally as good. At the same time, they are both nice and distinct. This is certainly something I really like to hear.

Another positive about this track is the choir element. It takes both a dominant roll and a slight background roll. This makes for an interestingly diverse element.

What I also like is the use of an electric guitar. It is rather subtle for an element of this nature, but that’s what it ended up being. Yet, it manages to add a nice texture to the overall audio. So, I really like the use of the electric guitar here.

Overall, I thought this was a great track. It’s got a nice variety of elements. The vocals work quite well. There is a good energy. So, I would cal this a great track.


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