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Old Jan-08-2018, 9:23 AM
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...a few more reviews from the London show

The Times

As one thunderous anthem followed another, the focus was as much on the predictably superb standard of musical interplay. Above all, this full-blooded show reminded that virtuosity channelled through the heavy-rock idiom is still, in the right hands, a mightily potent tool.

Daily Express

With a stunning fourth album BCCIV recently released, this show was all about collecting together their best songs for a hair-raising performance that will be talked about for years to come.

National Rock Review

With no drama or negativity, pushing themselves with positive energy to play better and better Black Country Communion simply brought out the best in each other tonight to everybody’s overall enrichment.

Graffiti Punctuated

All four performers get the chance to truly show off their hard rock credentials on chest-thumping companion pieces The Crow and Black Country. The former, a true earthshaker from BCCIV, and the latter, the mission statement that opened their debut album, are both complex, shifting, thunderous epics that only work because the players are so skilled. While Hughes sings like he might have during his original Deep Purple audition, Bonamassa either echoes his phrasing on guitar or reels off Richie Blackmore-inspired riffs without blinking, Sherinian channels his inner Jon Lord, and Bonham truly lives up to his Black Country roots. And all the while, they – and the audience – look like they're having the time of their lives. Music, as Hughes likes to say, truly is the healer.

Planet Mosh

Two things really struck me during tonight's show – not the sheer quality of these top musicians – that goes without saying, but firstly the sheer amount of energy there was on stage, and secondly how much they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. The band members all look to be having a great time and there are jokes between them at times – it's clear that these guys are all friends not just bandmates and that they truly love playing live.


Like everything else about the show, from the crystal clear sound mix to the classic lighting design, Black Country Communion pulled it off with near-perfection.


What a way to start the New Year off! It may have only been the 4th of January, but this show must surely be in with contention for the gig of the year for 2018? Fantastic! What an absolute treat we had and what a privilege to watch a collection of such very talented musicians, play their hearts out with such enthusiasm and passion for the music.
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