Jack Bruce Sil ver Rails
This is possibly the most commercial album Jack has ever released, with its easy delivery, great songs and excellent production. His legendary status allows him the to call on great musicians and he’s well-served again here. Bernie Marsden, Phil Manzanera, Robin Trower and Uli Jon Roth all add their guitar magic, along with keyboard player John Medeski, Jack’s son Malcolm and Cindy Blackman Santana on drums. It’s a formidable combination of talents so the end results are predictably good. Recorded at Abbey Road this is Jack’s first studio album in a decade, but he’s still writing, playing and singing well. There’s a good variety of material too: Fields Of Forever has an instantly comfortable quality about it, the riffy Rusty Lady could have been a Cream song in another time, and Hidden Cities is more experimental, proving that Jack is still keen to push his boundaries. Our favourite has to be Keep It Down, as it’s the best version of a song that Bruce has had for years. Silver Rails is available as CD, Limited Digipack and vinyl LP, and the UK promotional tour has already started!