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|1. Black Country|
|2. One Last Soul|
|3. The Great Divide|
|4. Down Again|
|6. Song of Yesterday|
|7. No Time|
|9. The Revolution in Me|
|10. Stand (At the Burning Tree|
|11. Sista Jane|
|12. Too Late for the Sun|
Black Country Communion create distinctively melodic hard rock. All songs are sung by Glenn Hughes, with the exception of "Song Of Yesterday" and "The Revolution In Me", which are both sung by Joe Bonamassa. Hughes and Bonamassa share lead vocals on the songs "Sista Jane" and "Too Late For The Sun". Also included on the album is a new version of "Medusa", the classic rock song that Hughes originally recorded with his first band Trapeze.
Although ambivalent about the supergroup label since their inception last year, Black Country Communion feature a formidable line-up of familiar names with a century-plus of experience between them. Joining vocalist/bassist Glenn ‘Voice of Rock’ Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Sabbath) are former Dream Theater keyboard player Derek Sherinian, drummer Jason Bonham (son of late Led Zeppelin sticksman John) and guitarist Joe Bonamassa, currently one of the top bluesmen in business.
As pools of talent go, this one’s deep, and the old saying "If a bomb went off in that studio, etc" definitely applies. With direct links back to the mighty motherlode of Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, it’s no big surprise that BCC have delivered a dozen shots of timeless, classic rock. It’s ballsy, bluesy, even soulful at times, and with none of the bleached-out blandness that ego-clashes and endless compromises can bring. It’s no secret that things weren’t always super-smooth between them, but they got over it, got on with it, and the result is simply stellar.
Drawing on all that experience without sounding like you’re long enough in the tooth to have all that experience to draw on is a magical thing. Hughes in particular is on fire and in better voice than ever. Somehow – God alone knows how – wasted years of cocaine and Mars Bar binges (don’t ask) haven’t trashed any part of his anatomy required for singing. Blazing performances aside, the key here is the songs, which are wonderfully crafted. The title-track is an attention-grabbing opener, while current single One Last Soul is simply outstanding, but there’s really nothing here that shouldn’t be. These guys have defied the odds to deliver a collection that’s all gold and no albatross.--Greg Moffitt
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I haven't bought as many CD's for ages - mainly because of boredom with the 21st century guff.
Good old 20th century rock - thanks guys.
Deluxe Edition of first offering from Bonamassa , Bonham , Hughes & Sherinian in the rock / blues 70's tradition .Published 15 months ago by mr P
I like it some great songs on here but considering the line up I was perhaps expecting more + a DVD so good valuePublished 19 months ago by JLH
Having been a big fan of Glenn Hughes for many years I am amazed how good this album
Is with his fellow brilliant musicians. Read more