Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Mascot | Autor: ML

One of the most elegant blues rock guitarists delivers his best album to date with "Far As I Can See". Here he finds the right balance of covers, his own songs and the presentation of his ability as a guitarist. It also starts directly on an absolute high level with the opener "From Far Away". Here he seems to be casually processing seal Ford and Derek Trucks influences. Especially his guitar tone is not only reminiscent of trucks here, while he approaches Robben Ford through his lightness and jazz borrowings in his playing. After that he always allows funky influences in his playing, so that the sound and style spectrum is quickly widened. On "The Day You Left", the mid-thirties man reaches absolute top form, a slow blues track just made for a guitarist like him. Before that he shines with a competent version of Albert King's "Breaking Up Somebodies Home". The Englishman is without a doubt one of the greats in the extended blues rock genre and with "Far As I Can See" he has delivered his showpiece work to date.

Top track: The Day You Left

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