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not all it could have been
24 September 2010
After all the hype,the media salivating at the mention of this 'Supergroup',this is disappointing,when you wanted your world to be rocked ,this merely prods it gently,its not a bad album,with the personnel involved it was never going to be bad its just a tad boring,cliched and at times unconvincing,they want to emulate the 70's but it doesnt really work.
They influences are there for everyone to hear,Zeppelin/Free/Bad Co/Deep Purple,thrown in a bit of Sabbath/Ac/dc and a touch of Hendrix,its all there,its a zerox,a facsimile of the 70's,nothing original.
After a poor opening,the first two tracks busy but going nowhere the first highpoint is reached,'The Great Divide' with some excellent guitar from Bonamassa.'Down Again' with its Sabbath riff opening catches your ear before the average 'Beggarman' , despite the Hendrix like intro drags your interest down.
And so it continues a disc struggling to hold your attention,overlong,too much filler,sadly class like 'Songs Of Yesterday','Medusa' and ''Too Late For The Sun' held back by average tracks like 'Sista Jane & 'The Revolution In Me'.
Im gutted,i was really looking forward to this,with a bit of quality control,pruning it back to say 40 mins,this could have been so much more satisfying,i was hoping for so much more.