Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock, Mainstream/AOR | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: ML

"At the end of the messages from the last album I wrote that the next album would be a blues album. Well, this isn't a blues album, sorry. But the next one should be." So the Finnish ex-Wishbone Ash guitarist Ben Granfelt led us astray. But on the other hand also not quite so, because all the songs on this album have undoubtedly been given a blues touch. But there are also Wishbone Ash influences en masse, for example at the Boogie "Turning Point". Besides his own compositions, Granfelt shines with two excellent cover versions: one with Pink Floyd's "Breathe" and the other with Gerry Rafferty's mega hit "Baker Street". He adds a pinch of blues rock to both tracks, which you don't necessarily find in the original. "Handmade" has become an airy rock album, which offers wonderful moments between the coordinates Bluesrock, Wishbone Ash and David Gilmour. Unfortunately Granfelt is not so expressive as a singer that he could lift his songs to a higher level. But on the guitar he succeeds together with his partner Marko Karhu.

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