THE BOOM BAND Deluxe Edition

Boom Recordings

THE BOOM BAND Deluxe Edition

This was originally released as a collector’s vinyl edition. Now after a lot of rearranging of songs and incorporating four bonus acoustic tracks here comes the definitive pressing. What an outstanding release this is. It is an eclectic lucky dip of music genres from rhythm and blues honky tonk down south riffs and Southern Rock, this band are so talented and dedicated to their music they exude happiness leaving the listener in a similar mood level. All accomplished craftsmen there is no particular leader as such because they all chip in with great singing and songwriting styles underpinning such a group that has four lead guitarists.

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First and last track is We Can Work Together exhibiting the undoubted talent and big sound resonating through the rest of the songs. All guitarists sing lead vocals also. Diamonds In The Dust is growled out by Marcus Bonfanti Under The Skin has Mark Butcher clear harmonies Jon Amor plays moody guitar and cheerful vocal tone to Moonshine. Matt Taylor goes country on Red Eye Of The Devil Paddy Milner excels on Waste My Time. The flow to this release is unique the more it is played more intricacies of patterns develop. The bonus acoustic numbers are all well arranged with highlight Jon Amor cranking up the pace on You Can Bring Me Flowers.

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Presented in a panelled card wallet with twenty four page booklet this is a definite contender for album of the year a fabulous project.

COLIN CAMPBELL