Bernie Marsden Shine
Mascot Label Group
Although he’s been involved in a wide variety of musical projects over the years, it’s Bernie’s blues-rock roots for which he’s best known. And he’s undoubtedly one of the UK’s tastiest players in this field. Bernie still gigs extensively and every now and again, finds the time to release an album. This is the latest, and it’s a corker! He has always written quality songs and this is packed with them. We love Walk Away, with its strong melody, great arrangement and a soaring solo that’s unmistakably Marsden. Dragonfly is beautifully played and lovingly produced; likewise, the moody Ladyfriend really draws you in; good vocal here, too, and somehow Bernie resists a solo. For variety, a few guests were enlisted and his teaming with vocalist David Coverdale on Trouble works brilliantly, showing what a great team they still make. The fast-paced title track features Joe Bonamassa, and it’s a real guitar fest. There’s fantastic variety and great songs throughout this album – it’s Bernie at his best, and comes highly recommended.