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Good songs, better production, great group
on November 30, 2012
I suspect this will be BCC's last effort in the studio, at least. With the demand's on Bonamassa's time another BCC tour would be highly unlikely. I have been fortunate to see Joe's solo show, Bonham's Led Zep Experience, as well as the BCC boys themselves a couple year's ago. Outstanding were they all.
This album obviously is Hughes's baby. The songs are all good, with the emphasis on Glenn's singing and his voice wears a little thin at times. I would have liked to hear Bonamassa's voice more. Unlike BCC2 he's relegated to background vocals here. Keyboards are a little more prominent and Bonham is Bonham. Thankfully Kevin Shirley is the ultimate producer. His 3 BCC efforts highlight Jason's playing perfectly.
There are more Deep Purple influences here with Sherinian's playing. The intro to "Midnight Sun" is reminiscent of The Who and whether or not they knew they were copying RUSH's "Tom Sawyer" riff in "Common Man", almost note for note, is debatable.
I've listened to it several times now and pick up something new and interesting each time. That's a good sign I'll continue to keep playing it.