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STANDING IN THE SHADOWS

King King Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cadiz Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B00BHXQ2M4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"By the time you reach the final track of Standing In The Shadows, you'll be left in no doubt. They've nailed it. Aced it. Knocked it out of the park, just as you knew they would. If King King were a lesser band, with lesser balls, they might have folded under the weight of expectation that surrounds this second album. Instead, Alan Nimmo and the boys have taken everything the last two years have thrown at them the rave reviews, the national awards, the sell-out shows and responded with the best songs of their lives.
Plenty of bands fumble the 'difficult second album'. King King have blown this one sky-high. Recorded at Superfly Studios in the Nottinghamshire countryside, and co-produced with blood and muscle by vocalist/guitarist Alan and drummer Wayne Proctor, this is a record that stays true to the Glaswegians' blues-rock roots while keeping listeners on their toes with its gamut-running vibe.
It's been two years since King King broke cover as the hottest draw in British blues-rock. Of course, to any serious music fan, this was never exactly a 'new' band. As co-frontman of the legendary Nimmo Brothers, Alan was already a towering figure on the international scene, not to mention the busiest man in Glasgow (he recorded Standing In The Shadows between commitments with brother Stevie). The band, meanwhile, were amongst the most skilled and respected musicians on the circuit, and in May 2011, this dream-team duly delivered a classic debut album that hit press and public like a train.
The reaction to Take My Hand was unanimous. In a five-star review, Maverick Magazine called it ""terrific ... tremendous"". Blues Matters noted that ""when it comes to the high-rolling wave of British blues, they are riding way above the surf"". Classic Rock crowned the release Blues Album of the Month and deemed it ""an album to brighten days"". Even the veteran BBC presenter and Blues Band icon Paul Jones was moved to comment: ""Here at Radio 2, we think Alan Nimmo and King King are going to go all the way...""
As usual, he was right. From the moment their firecracker live debut stole the show at the Monaghan Blues Festival, King King have built their reputation the old-fashioned way, touring like maniacs and blowing a new roof off every night. By 2012, the buzz was too loud to ignore, and at the Newark Blues Festival last September, King King s meteoric ascent was recognised by the British Blues Awards, with the band beating off stiff competition from the likes of Ian Siegal and 24 Pesos to pick up gongs in arguably the two most coveted categories 'Best British Blues Band' and 'Best British Blues Album'.
You wouldn't bet against King King adding to their trophy haul this year, either. With Standing In The Shadows hitting the shelves, and Spring tour dates booked for the UK and Europe, this is one band with no intention of resting on its laurels. Get ready for the return of the Kings..."

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  1. More Than I Can take
  2. Tasken What's Mine
  3. A Long History Of Love
  4. Jealousy
  5. What Am I Supposed To Do
  6. One More Time Around
  7. Can't Keep Me From Trying
  8. Comeing Home (Rest Your Eyes)
  9. Heavy Load
  10. Let Love In

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fanzeyeview 25 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
A follow up to a successful debut album is never easy even for the more notable artists in the world of music, let alone the artists of the blues scene in UK and Europe. Have King King managed to achieve the standard so highly attained on Take My Hand? Yes I believe they have. This is a more mature offering all around from the quality musicianship to the song-writing and production.

Mixing blues-rock swagger with some sublime laid back grooves, I'm enjoying this album more than the predecessor because of the gained experience of the musicians playing on here, Alan's more assured vocals and guitar, Bennett's delicious keyboards , the award winning class of the rhythm section of Wayne and Lindsay, providing the resolute platform for the songs.

The afore-mentioned swagger comes in the form of album opener `More Than I Can Take' and `One More Time Around' before settling into the glorious Hammond groove of `Taken What's Mine'. The song `What Am I Supposed To Do?' is for me the best work King King have produced, from the scintillating music to Alan's emotional vocals, this song is perfection in its construction and execution.

We have the epic slow burning `A Long History Of Love' with Alan showing guitar skills and singing with heart and soul with Bennett's keys layered in the background beautifully.

Covers of a couple of my all-time favourite artists, Frankie Miller (Jealousy) and Free (Heavy Load) are given the King King treatment and do the upmost justice to the originals. `Can't Keep From Trying' is very commercial sounding with more than a touch of Huey Lewis about it. Alan then gets reflective with `Coming Home (Rest Your Eyes)' before the album closer and gospel tinged `Let Love In' has the Rev Nimmo leading the choir in a celebration of joy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Band. 2 April 2013
By ET
Format:Audio CD
I bought the first King King album on basis that I liked the Nimmo Brothers.
I bought Standing in The Shadows because I liked 'Take My hand'.
From the first listen, I loved this album. It is real quality with great talent. When you have great musical ability with great feel and emotion you have (in my opinion)a Great Band.
All of the tracks are good and I guess favourites will vary from person to person. I think that most people who love the blues,especially rhythm and blues will find many favourites on here. Mine is Heavy Load. (It feels like this band have picked up where Free left off) I knew Paul Kossoff for a short time.(Such a nice man). When I hear King King's version of Heavy Load, I think of him. It's a good memory.
This is a great album, don't miss it or King King live.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mighty KING KING 26 Mar 2013
By Lorna
Format:Audio CD
I have been a follower of King King since their early days, and this, their second album is certainly not a let down!
A couple of very respectable covers on there, and the rest written predominantly by Nimmo/Coulson.
I think compared to first album 'Take My Hand' the new album has a very slightly more mellow and laid back feel to it, but Alan still manages to let rip that amazing guitar to give that King King sound the fans know and love!
The band who work extremely hard, and who deserve to have their music heard, have been championed by Paul Jones from the Blues Band and Radio 2. And hopefully he will give this album the accolaides it deserves and plays some of it on air!!
A Superb album, if you don't know King King, give it a chance, you will be glad you did!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WON'T BE STANDING IN THE SHADOWS FOR LONG ! 25 Mar 2013
By pete clack TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Saw King King last December for the first time and the band are simply awesome. They are just so good, lead by Alan Nimmo on guitar & vocals, in both areas he is inb the top mleague, a major talent. Add to that the bass guitarist who was voted the best in 2012's British Blues Awards Lindsay Coulson, plus drummer Wayne Proctor whose also the producer. He's played with the very best of Britain including Ian Parker, Aynsley Lister and Oli Brown, oh and on keys we have Bennett Holland, another great talent. On their first album of mainly original songs they did a cover of Eric Clapton's Pld Love, and it was even better than the original, and I'm a massive EC fan. This new album is going to be hard to better by anyone in 2013, filled with ten tracks of King KIng magic, superbly played and sung. t's hard to pull out a single song because the overall album is just so good throughout. The cover of the Andy Frazer/ Paul Rodgers hit Heavy Love is right on the money and the stunning Coming Home For Your Love shows just what a great voive Alan has, and its full range is superbly on show her, not to mention some excellent fluid guitar work and the whole band gelled so tight tother throughout. Eight of the ten songs are original, and the band were playing some of them when I saw them, in fact they were straight away off to the studio to complete the recording of this set.The first album was superb but this latest sets has set the standard even higher. Though they play the blues their range over these tracks is wide, no two tracks sound alike, its one of those where each song os a pleasure to play again and again. If you buy one album this year do yourself a favour and make it this one,you'll love it in fact get two so when you wear one out you've still got another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album fair play
Great album, so glad I bought it.
Published 3 days ago by Tommy Pickles
5.0 out of 5 stars Love their music
I am such a fan of King King now. Love their music; a mix of good old rock and rhythm.
Published 23 days ago by S. J. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues fans you will not be disappointed. A wonderful selection of...
Blues fans you will not be disappointed. A wonderful selection of tracks .One track Coming Home ( Rest your Eyes) will certainly stop you in your tracks, emotionally charged and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth D
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Band - See Them Live
I have seen King King live twice - once supporting the very good Joanne Shaw Taylor at the O2 Shepherds Bush and recently as the main act in a small venue in Windlesham where they... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Graham Burgin
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album
Just when you despair at finding any good new music along comes an album to take your breath away. Yes it may be a bit formulaic but Alan Nimmos guitar playing and soulful... Read more
Published 3 months ago by robert j wall
5.0 out of 5 stars worth having
an excellent album pity there can be no more due to this guys demise the best I have heard in a long time well worth having.
along same vein as bonamassa
Published 4 months ago by chrissie h
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Follow-up Effort
Another very good album to follow 'Take My Hand'. The inclusion of a strong version of Free's 'Heavy Load' doesn't do the album any harm either. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Forester
4.0 out of 5 stars Great British Blues
For some reason I have listened to King King's second album first. I have only recently heard of this band and this was because they are part of the support for John Mayall's 80th... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Simon Nixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Best for a long time
King King have mined a rich seam of blues/rock. with some great tunes
They have moved on from where Free/ Bad Company left of and taken it further. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David W. Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Blues Rock.
Fantastic playing, two GREAT covers and wonderful original material with a genuine LIVE feel a must have if you dig the Blues.
Published 8 months ago by ROB BIRTLEY
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