Album – PERFECT HIGH

Bob Gibson FUNKY IN THE COUNTRY

THE PERFECT HIGH

Funny, great performances recorded live at Charlotte’s Web in Rockford, Illinois and The Earl of Old Town in Chicago, this album again demonstrates what Bob did best – singing in front of a live audience. The album features delightful guest appearances by Tom Paxton on Box of Candy (and a Piece of Fruit), a rowdy duet telling the tale of Bob’s Yuletide incarceration in a Canadian jail, and by Anne Hills adding hauntingly beautiful harmony to Leaving for the Last Time and Army of Children. The songs include collaborations with Shel Silverstein, Tom Paxton and Jo Mapes.

Mountain Railroad 1980
Bob Gibson Legacy (Re-issue) 2008

To be where Bob was, was to be at the best place in the world. I’ve never known better…It’s important to know we were at the best place at the best time.

Shel Silverstein

NEWS, REVIEWS & NOTES

…an epiphany in motion. Gibson’s voice, humor, playing, sense of high harmonics, and general exuberance surpass anything he’d done to the point, infectious to a incredible degree: witty, sarcastic, campy, warm, tender, caustic with a panoply of incisively humorous takes and opinings, not mention a continuance of his own folk stylings. Gibson at his absolute zenith….

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F A M E
Mark S. Tucker

The Perfect High is pretty much the perfect album, again recorded live before enthusiastic audiences at Chicago’s Charlotte’s Web and the Earl of Old Town clubs. It is by turns hilarious, touching, angry and whimsical — sometimes in the same song…

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Rambles Magazine
Michael Scott Cain