Ray Wilson on stage is one thing. Live the Scotsman moves between the poles for which the two bands that were or still are his life stand. Ray Wilson solo on record is something completely different. Wilson has gone a long way from the once brute grunge of Stiltskin. And from Genesis at most his short era, the "Calling-All-Stations"-phase comes to mind ("Wait For Better Days"). The 44-year-old relies first and foremost on his impressive voice, which he knows how to use at all times in such a way that the listener is literally drawn into the most diverse emotional worlds. A bigger compliment can hardly be made to a singer. And yet "Chasing Rainbows", like its predecessors, sells below value. The whole thing is too pleasing, there is too little surprise in the twelve new melancholic songs. Nevertheless, some stand out: "Take It Slow" for example with its strong catchy chorus and the rousing saxophone solo, the emotive "Follow The Lie" and the sad ballad "Rhianne".
Top track: Take It Slow