Kris Pohlmann: Feel Like Going Home Review

For lovers of blues rock on the heavy side, this CD offers plenty of enjoyable songs. If you count (early) Status Quo, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher amongst your favourites, then this is for you. Having said that, the emphasis on this well produced disc is on beautifully constructed ballads. The two openers detract from that, though, “I’m Not Your Only One” and “Close To You Baby” boom out like sirens, complete with girl chorus and brass section respectively.

Born in England, Kris moved to Germany at the age of 22, and he was homesick, as illustrated in “Feel Like Going Home”. Backed by his regular band, Jonas Bareiter on bass, and Roman Dönicke on drums, Kris plays with passion both in his gruff vocals and guitar playing. His solos are heartfelt throughout like in the seven-minute closer “Revelation”, real goose bumps on arm stuff!  Kris shows again that he can rock with the best out there with the bar-room shuffle of “Worried Mind” where he let’s off some of his frustration! The slow blues of ” Don’t Want To Cry Anymore” is lifted straight from early Fleetwood Mac territory, complete with a solo to pull at your heart strings.

This is a well constructed album, three years in the making, dealing as it does with leaving home to start a new life in another country. The ups and downs are dealt with sincerely and I really rate it.

The Review: 8/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– I’m Not Your Only One
– Close To You Baby
– Feel like Going Home
– Worried Mind
– Don’t Want To Cry Anymore

The Big Hit

– Worried Mind 

Review by Clive Rawlings

Buy the album: Amazon | Amazon UK

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