W.I.N.D. - Temporary Happiness

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: WS

Powerblues in US Southern style from Italy? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Already in 2005 the Spaghetti-Blues-Schergen had made a splendid appearance at the Burg Herzberg Festival. Meanwhile the departure of guitarist Jimi Barbiani had to be coped with. With Anthony Basso the power trio is complete again to celebrate his jam blues rock in full splendour. The title song and also the euphoric "Stand For Your Brother" shine with brass arrangement and gospel choir as with the Blues Brothers or Commitments. The bass of singer Fabio Drusin sounds like an old Moog synth on "Sun Shines Through The Rain" using effects. The ten-minute "More Than Myself" then jumps into the Southernrock ballad compartment exactly between the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and of course you treat yourself to an extended guitar solo. Also the melancholic "The Lonely Place Inside" is a perfect midtempo ballad. In one instrumental the Spanish guitar is plucked and "In The Winter Time" is actually reminiscent of Steve Miller's "Winter Time". An absolutely round album between rough jam blues and dust-dry ballads.

Top track: More Than Myself

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