ANDY BOWN - Unfinished Business

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: ML

The status quo keyboard player Andy Bown delivers an amazingly refreshing work with "Unfinished Business". And it sounds damn round and not, as the title suggests, "unfinished". Many a song could even pass for a Quo number, which is of course not surprising because Bown wrote their hit "Whatever You Want" together with Rick Parfitt and has been with the British institution since 1973 (first as a session keyboardist and since 1976 as a full member). But the other employers of the 65-year-old also left their mark on "Unfinished Business". Sometimes you hear Peter Frampton, sometimes you think you hear a little Pink Floyd pathos. After all, Bown was in the tour band at the "The Wall" concerts at that time and provided some keyboard sounds for "The Final Cut" and "The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking". Bowns vocals are missing that certain something, but he got excellent fellow musicians on board, like Uriah Heeps Trevor Bolder, drummer Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend) or Manfred-Mann's-Earth Band guitarist Mick Rogers.

Top track: Ruby And Roy

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