2022 – Supertone
Release Date; July 22,
By Phillip Smith; July 16, 2022
Original source: phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com
I’ve been hooked on Starlite
Campbell Band since reviewing their first album, Blueberry Pie five
years ago. That was such an amazing
album. For their third release, wife and
husband Suzy Starlite, and Simon Campbell took their songs on the
road across the UK and wove together this delightful eight-track album of live
performances with drummer Steve Gibson (Buzzcocks, Jack Bruce) and three
organists Jonny Henderson (Matt Schofield, Kirk Fletcher), Christian
Madden (the Liam Gallagher Band), and Josh Phillips (Procol Harum).
With a strong opener called “Brother”
off Campbell’s 2011 solo album Thirtysix, the music kicks off with
a funky beat backed by swirling keys and a driving rhythm. Their hot guitar licks and buttery bass sound
fabulous. From that same solo album,
they break out two more smokin’ blues-rockers: “Preacher of Love” and “Misgivings”.
They both sound magnificent.
“Said So” from their 2021 Language
of Curiosity album, ushers the listener through time and space with
brush-strokes of The Kinks, Allman Brothers, and The Who,
culminating into a mind-blowing psychedelic treat. With Josh Phillips behind the keys, they
close the record with a beautiful cover of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade
of Pale”. Campbell’s vocals are
Infectious hooks, meaty jams,
and innovative song-writing stand front and center, making Starlite Campbell
Band’s Live album an exhilarating listen. It keeps my full attention from beginning to end.
PhillyCheeze reviews Starlite
For more information about Starlite Campbell Band,
For more information about Suzy Starlite, visit https://suzystarlite.com
For more information about Simon Campbell, visit https://simoncampbell.com