Here's an album worth waiting 20 years to hear! The "Reimagining" of Brian's first album from 1993 is a real gem. The original Long Night Out was recorded with a very low budget, with a few of his friends helping out. Budget aside, the same is true of the new album, but his friends two decades on are considerably better known , and BC's studio equipment and production skills have gone stratospheric!
There's not a filler track to be found here, every one is a beautifully crafted and contains contributions from some seriously talented musicians. The two opening tracks contain some magnificent guitar from Lee Ritenour,and Chuck Loeb, Russ Freeman pitches in on Double Exposure, but pride of place on the guitar goes to Steve Lukather on the superb Beautiful Liar.
There's some fine sax contributions from Eric Marienthal, and especially the title track from Candy Dulfer, and some funky horn work from Patches Stewart, and Rick Braun, also the set closes with some haunting vocals from Jonathan Butler.
This really is a must have for any fan of this style of music, and it should please devotees of BC and hopefully win him some new followers too.
If you have never witnessed the spectacle of a Culbertson live performance, then do yourself a favour and catch his shows in London in early May.
Ok, I'm off to play the CD again!