Glenn Hughes - Feel

Thursday 1st August 1996
Glenn Hughes - Feel
Glenn Hughes - Feel

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17856-27450
LABEL: SPV 08589762

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In 1994 I reported the career revival of Glenn Hughes who was travelling the road of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse through the grace of God and various support agencies. His personal revival continues to be expressed not through radical Jesus lyrics but simply because this former incapacitated rock'n'roll casualty continues to have his life together on the road and in the studio. Through his Deep Purple heritage it sometimes feels as though fans' expectations force Hughes into being more of a rock singer than he'd like. However, whether he's bellowing out the heavier side of this album on "Big Time" or "Redline" or getting funky on "Coffee And Vanilla", Glenn Hughes has one of the exceptional and versatile voices of British rock. Certainly on the funky stuff like the sublime "Speak Your Mind" and the sax enhanced "Save Me Tonight" where he soars off into the heights. As well as his voice, it's good to hear Hughes slappin' that bass again. Long time fans will be pleased to hear Pat Thrall reinstated on guitar duties and contributing subtle and not so subtle additions to the proceedings. A close inspection of the lyrics reveals a few carefully coded references that show Glenn is still aware of the source of his continued strength. Worth getting into just to check out the wonder of Glenn Hughes' tonsils!

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