ROSSINGTON Love Your Man|
Lemon CDLEM58 (55:32)
It had been over 10 years since the demise of legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, and guitarist Gary Rossington had already made two albums with the Rossington Collins band before putting together this outfit.
With wife and former backing vocalist Dale Krantz now on lead vocals, this 1988 album is a strong set mixing southern rock with a more radio friendly FM style.
There’s an element of Tina Turner to the vocals, and the ballad Call It Love is distinctly AOR. There’s plenty of big names, including guitarist Steve Morse on one of the bonus cuts.
Well deserving of a reissue, with extra tracks, an album that at the time got lost in the media frenzy surrounding the Skynyrd reunion. It also shows the AOR style that Skynyrd would drift towards. Good but far from essential.
Review by Joe Geesin