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Glenn Hughes: 'Resonate'
Released 4th November 2016 (Frontiers)
Amazingly, this is the thirteenth solo album from Glenn Hughes, his first since 'First Underground Nuclear Kitchen' from 2008, an album that as the title suggests, laid on the funk.
In the intervening years Glenn has been raising his profile with the Black Country Communion and California Breed projects which produced positive results but turned into a bumpy ride when both bands hit the road. It did however mean that the Cannock born artist made a new name for himself, especially amongst a new generation of rock fans.
No longer does Glenn Hughes need to be billed as a former member of Deep Purple and Trapeze as he is now rightly known as a name himself... 'The Voice Of Rock' is all you need to know.
Photo by Georgina Cates
'Resonate', still contains the elements of funk and soul and how could it not when you're one of the world's most recognised bass players who also happens to possess the most amazing voice, one that hasn't faltered at all at 65-years-of-age. Turn the volume to ten and this album rocks like a beast.
The slam dunk of opener 'Heavy' sets the pace. Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith guests on this belting track.
Pontus Engborg sits on the stool for the majority of the album and is just as much a hard hitter as what Smith is. Soren Andersen is the guitarist and co-producer who has given the album a punchy sound with a smooth and even flow.
'My Town' sees Hughes working that golden voice of his to the fore as the track steamrolls along like a runaway train.
The album cover features a schizophrenic image of Glenn Hughes wearing purple shades and there are certainly shades of Deep Purple on this album with some fine Hammond work from newcomer Lachy Doley on the heavier 'Steady' and the mighty 'God Of Money'.
'Resonate' keeps your attention throughout and some of the best is saved until the end with the bustle of 'Stumble & Go' and the refined 'Long Time Gone' where Chad Smith returns with the sticks.
Glenn Hughes continues to make up for those lost decades of drug addiction and defies logic by being at the top of his game, whilst many of his peers are barely holding on.
'Resonate' is available for pre-order at Amazon right here
And today, 19th October 2016, Glenn Hughes premiers the audio stream of 'Let It Shine' which you can see right here.
Living Colour, who were originally Glenn’s special guests on his November UK tour, have pulled out, and have been replaced by Midlands rockers Stone Broken. Glenn's management told us: "Unfortunately, Living Colour have decided to pull off the tour with Glenn Hughes. UK up and comers Stone Broken have been added to the bill.
"Glenn promises a magical night of rock with tracks spanning his entire career alongside some brand new tracks from his album 'Resonate' out 4th November."
Tuesday 8th November: Leamington Spa Assembly
Wednesday 9th November: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Friday 11th November: Newcastle Riverside
Saturday 12th November: Hard Rock Hell
Monday 14th November: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 15th November: Glasgow O2 ABC
Thursday 17th November: Manchester O2 Ritz
Saturday 19th November: Cambridge Junction
Sunday 20th November: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire