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Monday, 13 July 2015

Mick Abrahams: Revived German Review


Mick Abrahams – Revived

Mick-Abrahams-Revived-2015-feat-ao-MartinBarre-BernieMarsden(62:09, CD+DVD, Gonzo Multimedia, 2015)
Für stutzende Prog-only-Jünger: Mick Abrahams war u.a. der „Original“-Gitarrist von Jethro Tull (aber auch Platten von seiner Formation Blodwyn Pig dürften viele im Schrank stehen haben). Nach den Aufnahmen zu „This Was“ wurde er zunächst durch Tony Iommi (!) und dann durch Martin Barre ersetzt, der bekanntlich bis 2011 bleiben durfte. Besagter Martin Lancelot Barre ist auch einer der zahlreichen illustren Freunde und Gäste, die bei Micks hörenswertem, sympathischen aktuellen Album mitgewirkt haben, dem man in unserem Kontext einzig die überschaubar bleibenden Prog-Anteile ankreiden könnte (deren Existenz ja aber auch nie jemand behauptet hat).
It would certainly be a shame, this pearl handmade (blues) with a lot of soul to go rock music because of pigeonholing. The complete guestlist is Awe-inspiring and reads itself so:
  • Paul Jones (+ Bluesharp; u.a. Alexis KornerManfred Mann, The Blues Band)
  • Mark Feltham (+ Bluesharp; u.a. Rory Gallagher, Nine Below Zero)
  • Beverley Skeete (u.a. Sting, The Rhythm Kings, Jamiroquai, Squeeze, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan)
  • Don Andrews
  • Patrick Walshe
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Guitar
  • Martin Barre (s.o.)
  • Bernie Marsden (u.a. Whitesnake
  • Elliott Randall (u.a. Steely Dan)
  • Geoff Whitehorn (u.a. Procol Harum, If, Crawler)
  • Emily Gardner
  • Terry Taylor (u.a. The Rhythm Kings)
  • Alex Abrahams
  • Bass
  • Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones, The Rhythm Kings)
  • Jim Rodford (Argent, The Kinks)
  • John „Guiness“ Gordon
  • Keyboards
  • George Murayni
  • Josh Phillips (u.a. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Procol Harum)
  • Drums
  • Graham Walker (u.a. Gary Moore)
  • Saxophone
  • Frank Mead (+ Squeezebox; u.a. Procol Harum)
  • Nick Payn (+ Gesang; u.a. The Rhythm Kings
Although he claimed, inter alia, a heart attack has health problems and no longer kannn are long - musical shows the 71-year-old on his 15th solo album in brilliant form and how after a vitalisation (!). Among the numerous height points counts the Leiber / Stoller -number, What About Us', the completely relaxed according friends sounds here on a porch - or in a Barbershop. Or the delightfully as meaning rolling and provided with deep-tone horn sections, Elz. / Abys Jam '. But still a little Prog-flair finds himself at, On The Road Again '(and on, Boney Moronie' plays a Freshwater Figgins even Mellotron!), during Jimmy Reed s, Bright Lights, Big City 'already because of the cooperation Marsden, Jones , Abrahams thrilled.
The Bonus-DVD provides additionally on a tripartite "Behind The Scenes", which one can consume in a fun-filled good half hour. Apropos Bonus - a weighty purchase argument is also that 50 percent all management bonuses about This Release to the charity Kids, n 'Cancer go. All-round So a good thing! Rating: 11/15 points
CD - £9.99

See My Way
CD - £9.99

The Best of ABY Vol 2
CD - £9.99

Leaving Home Blues/This Is!
3CD - £9.99

Live in Forli
CD - £9.99

All Said and Done
CD - £9.99

Mick's Back/Novox
2CD - £9.99

Mick's Back
CD - £9.99

CD - £9.99

Leaving Home Blues
2CD - £11.99

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