Carlton & Paige - Unshackled

Published Thursday 1st January 2004
Carlton & Paige - Unshackled
Carlton & Paige - Unshackled

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

In my review of Rob Carlton and Cheryl Paige’s first album ‘Freedom Road’ elsewhere in these hallowed pages, I commented that the overall feel, whilst acceptable, was lacking in a bit of vim and vigour. This, their follow-up effort, is much crunchier, with some serious hot axe work, and Cheryl comes over like a true rock chick. I can only surmise that Phil Keaggy has taken a more active role in this album, the riffs are very reminiscent of the maestro’s best work, and despite this seven track CD’s short running time (just over 28 minutes), I suggest that it’s a better and more satisfying listening experience than ‘Freedom Road’. Buy with confidence.

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