Track Listing
Sacred Place
Up To The Mountain (1)
I Believe
Feel The Rain (3)
Speak Your Mind
Be There (2)
Get Down (To Get Back Up)
Love Keep On Shinnin'
Change Your Heart
Feel The Music
I Believe (Video Version)

(*) Best Tracks

Rough Cutt
Quiet Riot
Shortino/Nothrup - Back On Track
Badd Boyz
Shortino - It's About Time
Shortino - Booked, Toured & Released
Stand Or Fall

Buy it if you liked:
Paul Shortino - Stand Or Fall
Richie Sambora - Undiscovered Soul
Sacred Place
Music Works
Produced By: Paul Shortino & JT Garrett
Running Time: 51.26 Release Date: Out Now
Released: US Genre: Hard Rock
WebLink: LabelLink:

Paul Shortino is back with his long awaited new album, released under the moniker Paul Shortino's The Cutt which is a name that will continue to be used.
This is a big heavy hard rock release, utilizing Shortino's unique vocal style and also the players around him.
There are a lot of players involved in the making of this album see the showcase for details.
But to name a few the main players are Jimmy Crespo, Brad Gillis, Howard Leese and Dave Whiston (Rick Springfield Band) on guitar; JT Garret on keyboards; Chuck Wright, Sean McNabb on bass; and John Homan on drums.
As I said, this is a rocking release.
In the tradition of former Paul Shortino releases, this album encompasses a little of everything, but is squarely blues hard rock based.
There are moments of Zeppelin-esque retro hard rock (Sacred Place); groove laden bar-room anthems (Up To The Mountain), moody melodic rock (Feel The Rain, Love Keep On Shinin') and of course, straight up hard rock (Speak Your Mind, Change Your Heart)
There is also the chance for an epic ballad or two Be There is a classy soulful rock ballad that highlights the other side of Paul's voice. Feel The Music is a little more laid back again and provides a good change of pace within the album.

The Bottom Line
Throw in some Hammond Organ, raspy vocals, stylish guitar riffing and soloing and the basis for a great blues hard rock album has been laid.
Fans of Paul's previous work will find enjoying this a no-brainer. Fans of blues hard rock artists like Richie Sambora and AC/DC should definitely check this out.
The album's all-star line up and quality songs will prove to be a draw card, as will the man behind the mike.

Line Up

Additional Ratings

AOR Heaven NEH Records Z-Roxx Loud 1 Destiny Hot Tracks Target Wishing Well Loud Metal Perris

25/06/04: guillermo -
Rating: 91
gran leccion de GIT la voz ruda pero tecnica de Paul Shortino es una delicia.

22/06/03: Kevin -
Rating: 95
One of my all time fav singers Paul Shortino returns with another great album of blues-based tunes designed to wine and dine your senses. From Rough Cutt to Quiet Riot to Rhythm Junkies, Paul consistently delivers a power packed 1-2 punch of well crafted songs with "from my toes" gut vocals. I've been hearing most of these tunes live since late 2000 / early 2001 when Paul was gigging under "Rough Cutt" and the recorded versions do the live songs justice. If that makes sense. Having heard these songs live first I hoped the album version would do them justice - and they do. A solid effort and with all that talent on the record how can you go wrong. My only disappointment is their opening live song "This Must Be Love" was not recorded. I LOVED that song live. Paul and his wife Carmen are super nice people which owes to the fact that they could pull in that kind of talent for this record. A side note; at one LA gig Paul's son got up and jammed on 2 old Rough Cutt songs and damned if he didn't sound just like his Dad! It's in the blood I guess. Good work Paul & Co.

21/03/03: Laurent -
Rating: 90
I dig all of Shortino's project with a special feel for the Rhythm Junkies album.

Shortino is a great and amazing singer. I just love his voice. The songwriting has not always been top notch in the past but his voice always made up for it.

On this album, there is nothing to say. Great songs, great voice, good sound, great artwork, killer attitude for a perfect blues influenced heavy rock album.

My favourite Shortino album second to Rhythm Junkies. Do yourself a favour : buy it !

24/11/02: Carl1 -
Rating: 88
One of my all time fave singers returns with his best work since the Quiet Riot album. Excellent blues based hard rock with a hint of Zep and Whitesnake. The voice is awesome as expected and the songs are fantastic. Production wise it could have been a little better. For the most part it's stands up to a lot of major label releases but there is one track "Can You Feel The Music" which doesn't fit with the sound of the rest af the album. A minor point though, maybe I'm too fussy.

ADD YOUR OWN REVIEW! (Ratings out of 100)