Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Ruf | Autor: AT

Cyril Neville, Devon Allman and Mike Zito are the sound of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. However, in contrast to their excellent debut, they no longer offer such intensive music here. Sure, the soul blues "Shoulda Know" is gripping and two numbers with modern Southern New Orleans flair ("Love And Peace", "Groove On") reveal independence. But with the rest of the album the musicians bring rather normal blues rock, but at least Neville's voice gives it an individual note. A nice album that surpasses many other productions, but no longer conveys the special feeling that one expects from such top-class musicians. Presumably they have put themselves under too much pressure to continue the success. But certain developments take time.

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