Classic rhythm and rock from Rolling Stone...
It seems that the former Rolling Stone bassist has got himself a good
number here. He's in a large comfortable band, less spotlight or
responsibility. Just the name.
The music is largely very enjoyable rock'n'roll, soul, blues and
r'n'b, blended for the MOR market.
This DVD features two concerts from January this year, one 45 minutes
and the other 75 minutes. That's two hours of music, mixing originals
The nine piece band produce a full, solid and tight
sound, with two guitars, two keyboards and two saxophones. `Jitterbug
Blues' stands out, as does `Race With The Devil'. It's the
old numbers by the likes of Ray Charles that really get things going.
All great stuff.
`Hit The Road Jack' is a good number, but if you've
ever heard the Blues Corporation's version, you'd realise how this
band is screaming out for a vocalist like Nicky Moore.
The band is good, but nothing too exciting. Much sound comes from
pianist Georgie Fame, but it's pianist Mike Sanchez and guitarist
Albert Lee that really get animated. Wyman remains surprisingly
Add on a 30 minute On Tour With The Band featurette and you get a
good package and a good representation of the band.
If you like your music easy to listen to, then this is excellent.
Review by Joe Geesin