STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6307-6161 LABEL: Alliance ALD109 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by James Tweed
With 'Sunny Day' Nashville-based singer/songwriter John Cox has produced a wee gem. He has shrewdly surrounded himself with a quintet of red hot musicians, perhaps the best known being guitarist Tim Pierce, who memorably distilled 30 years of rock guitar histrionics into one incendiary solo for Michael J. Fox in the film Back To The Future and played on Bruce Springsteen's 'Human Touch' Album. 'Sunny Day' has a swampy southern groove reminiscent in places of two other Johns, Fogerty and Mellencamp. It has been crisply produced by David Kershenbaum, who worked behind the desk in the late 1970s with Gallagher and Lyle and Joe Jackson then latterly Supertramp and Kim Hill. However, even with a sound and look reminiscent of Sam Hill (now whatever happened to him?), it is depressing to think that in all likelihood John's irresistible debut will achieve neither the public recognition nor a fraction of the sales it deserves.
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