Black Country Communion, the classic rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their third album, Afterglow, via Mascot Records.
“There were six months to write this album, and I’m really excited by the way it came out,” comments Glenn Hughes, the man responsible for the bulk of its contents. “I wanted to make a record that stood up to the first two, but not to repeat either of those records. There would be absolutely no point beginning it with a song like ‘Black Country’ [the distinctively energetic track that kicked off the debut].”
In terms of content, Afterglow expands upon the progression that took place between BCC and BCC2. Rich in hooks, melodies and choruses, it’s nonetheless another of those highly rewarding albums that bears additional fruit with repeated spins. An air of expectancy and excitement greets the unveiling of Afterglow.
A1. Big Train
A2. This Is Your Time
A3. Midnight Sun
A5. Cry Freedom
B2. The Circle
B4. Common Man
B4. The Giver
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