The vocals on this album are nice and raw -- one of the best things about the way it sounds. Put it down to the 'hawks' having the guts to avoid the trendy crap (effects) other bands put on their voices. Gary delivers some of his best vocals ever in my opinion. Yes, they were mixed kinda hot, but when the singers (yes all of them) deliver those kind of performances, they should be.
I am stoked about this album the more i hear it. i got it in the mail today and have listened to it (both CDs) three times already. So proud of them. They have given me what I want -- honesty in the recording process and pure, rootsy arrangements and instrumentation. And the icing on the cake is the harmony vocals all over the place. Yummy!
Suzanne in Alabam