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Old Nov-12-2012, 1:56 PM
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we can only hope Glenn does some "BCC Songbook" shows on his own.

Soren could pull them off live and let's face it, its the voice and the songs we want to hear not the guitarist.

Depends on the guitarist. Regardless of the technical abilities and from a very female point of view, I know who I would like to see with Glenn on stage.

Could you imagine one Joe B. standing on a Marshall tower, shredding away to "Burn" like Søren did?

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Old Nov-12-2012, 9:30 PM
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This one is definitely a grower. Have played it about three times and much too early to say much. Cool to at last hear Derek get out his signature synth solo patch, I've actually forgotten he had it. I also just got the new Skyrnyrd album and Classic Rock fan pack- I already just love Last of a Dying Breed.
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Old Nov-13-2012, 3:18 AM
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Having posted this a week or so ago, and now having listened to it more, I've got to say it has grown on me. I still prefer 2, but this one is also a real gem.

(note to self, listen to albums before making rash judgements)

At least you've come on here & reviewed you position mate - which is honourable! - I notice you're from Derbyshire, so I'd expect nothing less!
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Old Nov-14-2012, 1:45 AM
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the more you hear Afterglow the more it unfolds.
Best way is with i-phone earplugs, believe or not, it sounds incredible.
All the details of the mix, and the pure power, yes it makes happy and make you fly.
Question: is Afterglow better than Two?
I wouldn't agree, all in all you can say Afterglow shows an evolution of Glenn's singing and songwriting, also the magic bassplaying is outstanding.
But the bandsound on two is unbeatable, just heard "Outsider", "Save Me", "Cold" again.
The solobattles between guitar and keyboards are great on both albums,
the guitarsolo on "Confessor" is terrific, Bonamassa is unbeatable here.
The lil jampart at the end of "Common Man" reminds me a bit to Glenn's jammin' with Tommy Bolin.

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Old Nov-14-2012, 8:39 AM
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...one more 4/5 review

www.stereoboard.com/content/view/175987/9

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This really is Glenn Hughes' album, taking the reins and successfully pushing BCC's boundaries... Black Country Communion have really found their voice – either by hook or by crook – and it'll be a thrill to hear what lies beyond such a blazing Afterglow.

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Old Nov-15-2012, 10:35 AM
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...a couple more excellent reviews

http://metalodyssey.net/2012/11/15/black-country-communion-afterglow-majestic-classic-hard-rock-still-exists-and-its-right-here

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I listen to Glenn’s vocals and lyrics and have to pick my jaw up off the floor each time... BCC has whisked my memories back to the slower days when FM radio actually meant something.

http://metaltalk.net/columns/201017119.php

http://chambersofrock.blogspot.com/2012/11/black-country-communion-afterglow-album.html
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Old Nov-16-2012, 10:43 AM
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...you can now listen to a podcast review of the album by 411 Music Zone over at:

www.blogtalkradio.com/411mmaradio/2012/11/16/411-music-zone-album-review

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Old Nov-17-2012, 11:34 AM
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I love Afterglow...so much that I've purchased 2 copies - it a great gift for any lover of Rock...and Glenn (of course)!
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hi,
i like the afterglow album very much.
the title track is great. the vocals are unbelievable good. well done glenn.
there are so many killer songs on this album- i want to hear 'em live!
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Old Nov-18-2012, 8:50 AM
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I listen to Afterglow, over-and-over, ...and it just keeps getting better !
Excellent review, short - but, accurate
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Old Nov-20-2012, 9:35 AM
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BCC last go around?

I have all the studio albums & after seeing the dvd with the 'Afterglow' package I hoped this release would be the crowning glory
but it hasn't pushed my buttons though I will reappraise all their albums over time.
Still overall I hear a lack of cohesion between the musicians,sounding forced with a few notable exceptions..
Taking nothing away from all the talent the BCC players have individually
In places 'Afterglow' is a little funkier but the overall supressing of the funk/soul element within a Rock frame work has hindered my enjoyment of the all the BCC albums.
I guess Funk & Soul wasn't going to be within BCC's remit.As a GH fan a personal 'Best of' BCC compilation is as far as I can go with this 'project'.
Granted a Iommi link up is never going to feature Funk & Soul either but Glenn & Tony seem to spark some musical chemistry every time they get together..ditto Pat Thrall.
I would welcome a rebooting of GH's solo career when Glenn worked with more sympathetic Guitarists like of JJ Marsh & Jeff Kolman.
I accept I maybe a minority voice on this BCC overview.

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Originally Posted by glazosifo View Post
I have all the studio albums & after seeing the dvd with the 'Afterglow' package I hoped this release would be the crowning glory
but it hasn't pushed my buttons though I will reappraise all their albums over time.
Still overall I hear a lack of cohesion between the musicians,sounding forced with a few notable exceptions..
Taking nothing away from all the talent the BCC players have individually
In places 'Afterglow' is a little funkier but the overall supressing of the funk/soul element within a Rock frame work has hindered my enjoyment of the all the BCC albums.
I guess Funk & Soul wasn't going to be within BCC's remit.As a GH fan a personal 'Best of' BCC compilation is as far as I can go with this 'project'.
Granted a Iommi link up is never going to feature Funk & Soul either but Glenn & Tony seem to spark some musical chemistry every time they get together..ditto Pat Thrall.
I would welcome a rebooting of GH's solo career when Glenn worked with more sympathetic Guitarists like of JJ Marsh & Jeff Kolman.
I accept I maybe a minority voice on this BCC overview.

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A huge minority voice. These are a GREAT albums and I would not welcome any reboot. Its been said that its forward thinking from here, not backwards. To say there's no musical chemistry with these guys is........... You are missing it man.

Oh well. To each his own.
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Old Nov-22-2012, 2:53 AM
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I've actually forgotten I had this CD! I will get into it eventually.
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THE CIRCLE @ 2:13

I believe Afterglow is the best of the 3 studio BCC releases. And I believe the production is the best of the 3.

However, I want to know if anyone else noticed how the bass drops out at the 2:13 time mark of THE CIRCLE, just before the 2nd verse. I'm thinking, was this part of the song ? ...or was it a production mishap ? I didn't think it was from Glenn's bass playing.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else noticed it as well ?

If it wasn't for that 1 second dropout, I would have have THE CIRCLE as possibly the best track on the CD (but, that's all subjective on my part).

Still love Afterglow !!!
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Old Nov-22-2012, 6:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bluebassman View Post
I believe Afterglow is the best of the 3 studio BCC releases. And I believe the production is the best of the 3.

However, I want to know if anyone else noticed how the bass drops out at the 2:13 time mark of THE CIRCLE, just before the 2nd verse. I'm thinking, was this part of the song ? ...or was it a production mishap ? I didn't think it was from Glenn's bass playing.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else noticed it as well ?

If it wasn't for that 1 second dropout, I would have have THE CIRCLE as possibly the best track on the CD (but, that's all subjective on my part).

Still love Afterglow !!!
Happy Thanksgiving for you from the US !

The Circle IS THE BEST track on the cd!!
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Old Nov-22-2012, 3:23 PM
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well mr. bluebassman, not being a 'bassman'.....I would've noticed any 'bass drops'........
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well mr. bluebassman, not being a 'bassman'.....I would've noticed any 'bass drops'........

If I was listening in Analog rather than Digital, I probably wouldn't have noticed it either. I love Glenn's bass playing and the way it flows so smoothly, so I listen fairly closely
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Old Nov-25-2012, 2:14 PM
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An excellent 9.5/10 review

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...in fact every damned song is a winner. I just cannot fault them...

www.metal-discovery.com/CD/cd_review_blackcountrycommunion_afterglow.htm
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Old Nov-27-2012, 4:32 AM
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Short 'n sweet... straight to the point "review"

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Classic rock super-group make heroic new album... will no doubt inspire many a fan to whip out their tennis rackets and air riff along

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I'm really struggling with this one. I didn't get Soul Mover at first now I love it to death the same with BTM. Afterglow comes during a year where Van Halen and Flying Colours albums have taken top honors with me and I instantly clicked with those albums and im loving the new Skynyrd. VH is the best album I've bought in along time. I've now played Afterglow a lot and it's not clicking with me at all. Time to give it a rest and I'll get back to it with a clearer mind. At the end of the year im kind of usually burnt anyway. Is actually just getting on my nerves at this point. It also feels like the formula is very tired and also three albums in just over 24 months is absurd at this point. It's why Bernie has F1 only races every two weeks as opposed to NASCAR every week 36 times , I prefer the one album every two to three year schedule. A ll of Glenns solo albums were totally different but this is too much of the same. HTP2 suffered from the exact same problem, and I haven't listened to that one in over eight years- still love the first one. Also why the Tom Sawyer ripoff intro!??? Don't get it. I ll give this one another shot in a few months. It feels forced to me too. Sorry.
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Icon34 ...full marks!

...and they keep on comin'

This time a 10/10 review from the latest issue of UK based music magazine, Powerplay Issue 149 December 2012/January 2013

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Afterglow is a great, great album and should be revered through the decades to come, held up as one of the finest rock albums of our times.

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Afterglow tops my top 12 for 2012

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In any case, Glenn Hughes wrote and performed the record of a lifetime.

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The more i play the cd Afterglow the more things pop out in the mix. Absolutely love the sound Glenn has achieved with his current amp and bass setup
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Absolutely love the sound Glenn has acceived with his current amp and bass setup

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on afterglow are many good new things, for example the echoplex "ufo-noises" from Bonamassa. Very fine guitareffect, should be forced absolutly!
Tommy Bolin forced it on CTTB and of course live on stage, this sound of a landing or starting ufo, incredible!

The song "Afterglow" could be performed on stage with a beautiful Gibson doubleneck guitar, it has for me this "Stairway To Heaven" vibe.

Just at the moment my absolutly favourite on Afterglow: "The Giver"!!
What a soulbender!

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"Afterglow" makes No. 7 in Eddie Trunk's "Top Albums of 2012"

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Is it over? Who knows for sure. But three amazing albums in this bands history at an amazing pace is pretty impressive, so I hope not. Like all three BCC albums top playing and incredible singing from Glenn Hughes. Like all 3 I wish the mix was a little brighter and dynamic at times, but this is pretty much live and in your face classic sounding rock that just happens to be from a new band. The title track and "This Is Your Time" some of my favorites.

http://eddietrunk.com/index.cfm/pk/view/cd/NAA/cdid/439516/pid/401816
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95% review for "Afterglow"...

www.melodicrock.com/reviews/reviews-new.html

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Just tremendous record all-round. They are the most authentic rock band on the planet right now.

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Final review of the year for 'Afterglow' ~ bowing out with 4 out of 5 Stars

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4 Star review for 'Afterglow' in the January 2013 issue of UK based, Drummer, magazine
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I keep listening to this one , but the very poor production just ticks me off every time. It's just a muffled mess, particularly the drum sounds. Don't know what happened here, BCC1 sounded good, 2 knocked the mix out of the park with a phenomenal cracking production, engineering and sonic masterpiece of epic proportions, then comes three and its mixed and engineered like a sketch demo. This album was just cursed, it's a Kevin Shirley rush job. GH albums sonically have a higher standard than this. Glenn deserves that.
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