Larry Miller - On The Edge

Published Monday 28th May 2012
Larry Miller - On The Edge
Larry Miller - On The Edge

STYLE: Blues
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 126824-19262
LABEL: Big Guitar

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It's quite extraordinary that despite having a sizeable following in the blues/rock world Britain's Larry Miller remains largely unknown among Christian music lovers. Hopefully that will change with this release - Larry's seventh album - which is quite simply stunning and demonstrates that Larry should be up there, in terms of reputation and size of audience, with the Rory Gallaghers and Gary Moores. There are several killer tracks here like the ZZ Top-influenced "Road Runner" which contains witty variations on an old blues theme ("I got a letter with your old address/Maybe there's time to sort out this mess") and a wonderful tribute to bluesmen of the past "When The Blues Man Walked The Earth" ("Seven mouths he had to feed/Playin' all night til the fingers bleed/Gettin' home in a battered Ford/But Sunday mornin' he'll be praisin' the Lord"). There is an awesome guitar solo on "The Girl That Got Away" and this is undoubtedly one of the finest blues rock sets these old ears have ever encountered.

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Reader Comments

Posted by STeven Whitehead in Buckinghamshire @ 21:28 on Jul 5 2012

Top tip, TC. This is the best new blues CD I have heard since I came across General Gypsy Carn. I agree with the Garry Moore comparison and would throw Snowy White in there too. May I recommend which is run by Larry's bass player Derek White. Well worth a visit.

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