Savoy Brown: Voodoo Moon Review

After forty-five years and hundreds of gigs, Savoy Brown have released their latest offering, Voodoo Moon, after recently signing with German record label Ruff Records. The band have become a firm fixture in blues rock history since they first appeared on the scene in 1965. Over the years Savoy Brown have featured over one hundred different players, the only constant being Kim Simmonds (guitar/vocals). When interviewed about the band’s newest release, Simmonds said, “I believe the songs on Voodoo Moon are the best I’ve written since the early ‘70s. It is modern blues rock but with more song orientation than normally associated with the genre.”

The album is a mix of strong vocals and fabulous instrumentals – you can’t help but move and shake to the lively “She’s Got The Heat” or the slower but no less catchy “Shockwaves.” The title track is full of energy, with a great ‘live’ feel, and the sax on “Look at the Sun” makes you yearn to catch their next gig. Joe Whiting’s voice has the perfect mix of emotion and smoothness, amazingly suited to singing the blues. There’s even a full instrumental – “24/7” – along with slower, sexy blues in “Natural Man.” The album flows well, and despite the changing line-up the band sound comfortable playing together.

Overall, Voodoo Moon is a great mix of classic blues and British rock & roll, which should please long-time fans & new listeners alike.

The Review: 8.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Natural Man
– Shockwaves
– She’s Got The Heat

The Big Hit

– She’s Got The Heat

Review by Laura Rouget

Buy the album: Amazon | iTunes

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