Joe Goldmark, Steelin’ The Beatles

Peter Blackstock

By Peter Blackstock

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Of this California pedal steel ace's several solo instrumental albums, this is probably the most universally appealing and musically interesting effort. Most of the Fab Four songs are instantly familiar, yet they sound so strikingly recast by virtue of the pedal steel's distinctive flair for melody that they carry a creative impact. Best of the bunch is "I'm Only Sleeping," though Goldmark also delves into less-traveled Beatles tracks such as "Awaiting On You All" and "Baby's In Black."