The mix on Aynsley Lister's tenth album is right again. The blues remains the base, but the Englishman has never had blinkers in the direction of cultivated hardrocks and AORs. Just now, when he has made himself independent from other record companies and founded his own label, he has really arrived at home ("Home"). The mid-thirties don't have to prove to anyone what a great guitarist he is. That he is able to write songs that can compete with those of his idols Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Paul Kossoff (Free) is shown throughout "Home". The only shortcoming of this production is its partly too casual basic attitude. At times you get the feeling, like in Clapton's late works, that he doesn't really want to do it anymore ("Broke"). It's not quite that drastic with Lister yet, but he's only half as old as his colleague. Fight the beginnings! Highlight of the album is "Possession". Here Lister makes more steam, seems finally like "possessed" and animated. More of that next time, please.
Top Track: Possession