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Hughes, Glenn - Soul Mover (7/10) - Great Britain - 2005

Genre: Hard Rock
Label: Frontiers Records
Playing time: 62:00
Band homepage: Hughes, Glenn

Tracklist:

  1. Soul Mover
  2. She Moves Ghostly >mp3
  3. High Road
  4. Orion
  5. Change Yourself >mp3
  6. Let It Go >mp3
  7. Dark Star
  8. Land Of The Livin’ (Wonderland)
  9. Isolation
  10. Miss Little Insane
  11. Last Mistake
  12. Don’t Let Me Bleed
Hughes, Glenn - Soul Mover

The Voice Of Rock has been a busy chap over the last year or so his ‘’Soulfully Live…’’ album has still to settle on the CD rack when up pops his new album ‘’Soul Mover’’. Enlisting the help of CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and an appearance by Dave Navarro of the same band on guitar has Hughes drifting from the Hard Rock stomp of the opening track ‘’Soul Mover’’ through to the CHILIs inspired loose Rock/Funk of the excellent ‘’Change Yourself’’ and ‘’Dark Star’’ to the Classic Rock sounds of ‘’Let It Go’’ and ‘’Don’t Let Me Bleed’’

 

Although he still firmly has his roots in Rock there is some amount of deviation from the norm expected of such a Rock Legend. The production is sublime, the musicianship intense yet free flowing. Smith’s drumming is a perfect mix of tight skin bashing coupled to relax loops and fills. Long time guitarist JJ Marsh lets fly with some fine soloing throughout and Hughes turns in a consummate vocal performance. The voice is full, emotive and full of life giving energy and brimming with confidence. Hughes has stated that he has been humbled by the experience of making ‘’Soul Mover’’. Few could hope to argue. Long time fans will agree, I am sure, when I say that there is much, much life left in this Hard Rockin’ icon yet and repeated listens to ‘’Soul Mover’’ will only confirm this. (Online February 25, 2005)

Chris Doran



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