Second album for Mitch, and a move from Provogue and out of the shadow of the likes of Joe Bonamassa to the emerging Mystic Records label. This sees Mitch really pull out the stops and eclipse his accalimed debut album This Time Around.
Burning Bridges is a self-produced tour-de-force, kicking off with the dynamic and powerful Time Is Running Away and the biting Paper In Your Pocket before hitting the funky groove as only Mitch can for Would You and What Are You Living For, before the instrumental Changing Tides & Burning Bridges give us time to catch out breath and then he's off again. The Marvin Gaye cover is a bold step; okay, Mitch may not sing like Marvin Gaye, though there's nothing wrong woth his vocals so far; however, Marvin couldn't play guitar like Mitch, so its a fair trade; he's plugged into the sort of powersource that propells spaceships. Heart rending blues ballad, Give You The World gives us chance to calm back down, before Mitch revisits his instrumental tribute to idol Eric Johnson.
This is the sort of album and performance you'd expect of someone 21 years in the business, not someone just 21 years on the Earth. Not only does Mitch push himeself, he also brings out the best in his band members. Has to be one of the best British blues/rock albums you'll buy this year, and maybe for a few.