And this time ... the second album of the mighty supergroup "Black Country Communion", released on June 13, 2011.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this amazing supergroup, we will give you a little acquaintance with the personnel who make this magnificent lineup:
We'll start with "The head of the tribe" and most experienced of them all Glenn Hughes, bassist and singer of "Trapeze", "Deep Purple" and more, the man nicknamed by Stevie Wonder - "The Voice Of Rock". He is one of the main writers of the band and the one who holds this "superstar" band called "BCC" together.
Hughes will be followed by one of the great guitarists who live among us today - Joe Bonamassa, who is also the second singer in this very special lineup.
The one who holds the rhythm section planted like a huge log along with Glenn Hughes, is none other than Jason Bonham, the son of .. who no doubt inherited the mighty drumming ability from his father. Jason took part in the late reunions of "Led Zeppelin" and was also part of many ensembles like "UFO ", "Foreigner", "Virginia Wolf", "California Breed" and more.
Make a lot of noise now for Derek Sherinian, the talented keyboardist former "Dream Theater" and since then a member of bands like "Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian", "of Apollo" and a guest in other bands like "Black Label Society", "Alice in Chains" and more.
So this wonderful quartet was formed in 2009 in Los Angeles California, with the help of producer Kevin Shirley who connected Hughes and Bonamassa. The supergroup released their debut album in 2010.
This band manages to remind us of all the goodness of the late sixties and early seventies. "Good" that we were already sure is gone and would not repeat itself. Music that we always listened to with longing and that we thought was nowhere to find. Pure heavy rock combined with blues-rock, powerful and sweeping vocals, edgy and thunderous drumming, and solos reserved only for the greatest guitarists of that magical era, all wrapped in clever and intelligent keyboard work that knows when to stand out and lead and when to stay in the background.
So on this album, the band returns only 9 months after the debut album with 12 wonderful tracks that do not fall short of their level from the previous and excellent album.
Some of the best and most notable of which are, the opening song "The Outsider" is an edgy hard rock piece with tremendous singing by Glenn Hughes which is really hard to believe was in his sixties when the album was recorded. Derek Sherinian and Jason Bonham stand out and manage to exchange solos and keep up with the fast BPM pace of this song. The mighty "Save Me" that sounds just like the successful son of "Kashmir" and which no wonder Jason Bonham was initially destined for the long-awaited reunion of "Led Zeppelin", "The Battle for Hadrian's Wall" the over-sensitive Zepp-folk By Bonamassa, the amazing "Faithless" - a huge classic rock song that is being built and developed with Hughes' divine singing, Bonamassa's "An Ordinary Son" which shows how intelligent and technical singer he can be, the bluesy ending song "Cold" with guitar sentences That just leaves you shivering in the "cold", and more ...