Written by Alex Stojanovic
Along For The Ride
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Traffic cover)
Welcome To The Club (Joe Walsh cover)
I Found The Sun Again
Run To Me
Bridge Of Sighs (Robin Trower cover)
Release Date: February 26, 2021
Label: Mascot Label Group
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Steve Lukather - Guitars & vocals / Gregg Bissonette - Drums / Ringo Starr - Drums ("Run To Me") / Jeff Babko - Keyboards
Jorgen Carlsson - Bass / John Pierce - Bass / David Paich - Piano & organ / Joseph Williams - Guest vocals
For this record, he once again has an impressive lineup of backing musicians laying down the tracks, including drum legend Gregg Bissonette, keyboardist Jeff Babko, bassists Jorgen Carlsson and John Pierce, and his former Toto bandmate and longtime friend David Paich on piano and organ. The record starts off with the energetic "Along For The Ride", and is followed by the slightly more groovy "Serpent Soul". When we get to the first cover, which is Traffic's "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys", we enter a more soft rock and jazz vibe. The addition of guitar in place of the horn section from the original version gives the song a bit more punch, but that doesn't take anything away from the original. The other bright spot is "Run To Me", which pays tribute to 60s rock. It's without a doubt the most memorable song on the entire album, and also the shortest.
The downside of the album is that the three slower tracks, like the title track, the instrumental track "Journey Through", and the closing Robin Trower cover of "Bridge Of Sighs" could've been trimmed down in length to make them stand out a bit more. The Traffic cover is the longest song on here, and it's a slower one as well, but that one contains hooks that managed to hold my attention. All in all, I Found The Sun Again isn't a home run, but it's an enjoyable record from one of the most prolific and well-respected studio musicians and guitarists of all time.
Highs: "Along For The Ride", "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys" and "Run To Me".
Lows: "Journey Through" and "I Found The Sun Again" could've been trimmed down in length.
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