I've been a huge fan of the Jack Bruce/Pete Brown axis since their Cream days and through their legendary dozen Bruce solo albums from Songs for a Tailor (1969) to Silver Rails (2014) Alongside this Pete Brown has an impressive series of solo albums with The Battered Ornaments, Piblokto & especially Phil Ryan.
Pete Brown has also done 25 or so collaborative projects with the likes of Colosseum,The Hollies and various continental blues guitarists. This excellent album is a collaboration with the Italian blues guitarist Mike Sponza. Recorded at Abbey Road with producer Rob Cass ( like Silver Rails) this is a great collection of new Pete Brown lyrics about life in the 1960s. One track is dedicated to each year of the decade and picks a theme - 1963 Kennedy's assassination, 1965 Dylan going electric, 1969 the UK blues boom etc. This gives the album a real continuity of concept that puts it above many of this years new releases.
Pete Brown sings one track, as does Eddie Reader, but this is not a starry album, just great collective music. Sponza is a very tasteful guitarist and musician. And its very welcome to see Pete Brown still working at 77, and still at the top of his, very considerable game. If you liked last years Procul Harem album with Pete Brown, you'll love this. A very welcome surprise and well worth tracking down this italian CD
- Original Release Date: 22 Jun. 2018
- Release Date: 22 Jun. 2018
- Label: Epops Music
- Copyright: ℗ Epops Music © Epops Productions
- Total Length: 48:16
- ASIN: B07DX7677Q
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review