The motto of the album will be given out with the fourth song: "Breathing"! This album breathes. Adrian Vandenberg, who was able to persuade his former band boss David Coverdale to dare a joint new version of the 1990 "Slip Of The Tongue" track "Sailing Ships", would not have had to resort to the partly overstretched vocal chords of Old Cov for this song. The budgeted MoonKings vocalist Jan Hoving does a great job with the twelve previous songs, so that one sometimes thinks that Coverdale is singing along here as well. And every time Led Zeppelin sounds unmistakably through ("Close To You"), there is even something like goose bumps. The same goes for the balladesque "Out Of Reach". In between it needs a little Vandenberg solo to enhance a rather mediocre song. But altogether the four hardly give themselves a nakedness and the hope germinates that Vandenberg, who has now risen as if from Dutch immersion, in his seventh decade of life, which has now begun, can still be heard so much from himself.
Top track: Out Of Reach