- Audio CD (25 Mar. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Cadiz Music Ltd
- ASIN: B00BHXQ2M4
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- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
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STANDING IN THE SHADOWS
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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..."
King King got a lot of people on their feet last year; their classic heavy Blues sound is a welcome return to the form and for once a band made the music sound fresh and powerful as opposed to derivative and corny...It is damn near impossible to say anything in the genre that hasn t been said before and King King seem to concentrate on doing a great thing as well as it can be done. This is the Difficult Second Album except they make it sound as easy as the first. For Blues lovers this is a feast. --Andy Snipper, Music-news.com, March 2013
But this album owes its strength to one thing: Alan Nimmo's vocal. It really is that special. This album is relevant to today and moves the blues on. --Simon Redley, Blues And Soul
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Both the Nimmo Brothers, Alan and Stevie are excellent vocalists and guitar players, born out in their recent C/Ds I purchased this for my love of jealousy and a couple of other... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Prog Pensioner
Bought 1 album at a gig and the others afterwards.A brilliant live bandPublished 4 months ago by michael gruncell
I'd never heard of King King until I listened to Paul Jones on BBC Radio 2, thank goodness for him! Fantastic album, had the good fortune to see them at the Durham Blues Festival... Read morePublished 4 months ago by CJM
Great voice and a pretty fair guitarist to boot. Well worth a listen.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer