ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Servants Of The Sun | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.06.19

 

 

 

 

 

Album number six from The CRB‘s, billed as a step away from recent studio explorations and a return to straight-up rock ‘n’ roll, starts ironically with perhaps their most ambitious track to date, the glorious Some Earthly Delights. Electronic, yet grounded in rock, it’s perhaps a distant relative of Neil Young’s Trans period with its bright colours and search for interesting new sounds.  

Starting in experimental form, Servants Of The Sun gradually moves into classical rock/boogie territory with vocalist Chris Robinson in fine voice over vintage keyboards and arpeggio guitar lines. Standouts Stars Fell On California, with its gentle “When every kiss is a goodbye” refrain and The Chauffer’s Daughter with its sublime blues lead guitar pattern provide evidence that The CRB’s are equally proficient at getting down and rocking as they are in their experimentation.

 

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