The prestigious German STERN magazine has selected "Tears Of The World" by Mighty Sam McClain and Knut Reiersrud as RECOMMENDATION OF THE YEAR (Jazz / Classical).
“Soul berserker meets blues- & jazz-guitarist. Absolutely stunning!”
This marks another peak in the euphoric press reactions about the collaboration of the late Soul-Blues singer Mighty Sam McClain (1943 - 2015) with the Norwegian jazz & blues guitarist Knut Reiersrud.
“A mighy album!”
"A delayed classic of the Soul genre."
- Süddeutsche Zeitung
"Tears of the world should be declared the official benchmark for what Soul music can mean today."
- Neue Zürcher Zeitung
„Tears Of The World“ is a legacy that could hardly have become any more convinving. Thank you for this last gift, thank you for being here, Mighty Sam McClain.”
„An album with depth and persuasiveness.”
- Deutschlandradio Kultur
„Jazz, Country and Blues, modernized in a very own, jazzy/bluesy way.“
- Good Times
„A worthy legacy of one of the last, great voices of Blues“
“Album of the week. A summer album, that seems to have been made in the heat of the night.”
- NDR info “Play Jazz”
„Great, trans-atlantic fun.“
- Radio Bremen Nordwestradio
„This album is like an indefinite entry visa to the American South. A CD that makes you happy.”
- Rheinische Post
“Album of the week. A great and comforting musical obituary.”
- WDR 3 “Resonanzen”