KEN HENSLEY - Live Tales

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: AT

Ken Hensley has always demonstrated impressive versatility with The Gods, the legendary Head Machine, Weed's Krautrockers and, of course, Uriah Heep. Now, almost 20 years after the unplugged phenomenon, he grabbed his acoustic guitar (occasionally he also sat at the piano) and celebrated songs from his long career, where he put the emphasis on ballads like "Rain", "Through The Eyes Of A Child" or "Come To Me". That certainly had its charm, but it wouldn't have had the full effect if it hadn't been for the first-class interpretations of "The Wizard" or "Free Me", whereby he wobbled a bit on the last song mentioned. Of course, he concluded the concert in the Spanish club on August 20, 2012 with "Lady In Black". Altogether a decent album. But there were no real highlights, which can also be seen from the reaction of the audience, which reacted quite restrained. By the way, there was probably a mistake at the starting points during the production, because the announcement of the organizer was set as a complete track.

Top Track: The Wizard

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