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Kingdom come

rendered waters

released 2011

 

 

Can I get away with a Kingdom Come review without menioning Led Zeppelin - almost! I promise not to do it again though...

 

Kingdom Come never broke up and have been happily creating ad releasing great music since you lat heard of them. 2011 sees a new album that retreads some of their older catalogue of songs and adds a few new tracks. As mainman Lenny Wold says: “I purposely chose tracks from the very early days to show how we play, hear and feel the songs nowadays, Listening habits have changed dramatically, especially among the younger audience, which made it exciting for me to breathe new life into numbers which have not been heard for a while.” Fair enough but is it any good? Well to cut to the chase the answer is yes!

 

Of the highlights here the new version of 'Seventeen' make you wonder why this song isn't regarded as a minor classic with it's laid back groove, wailing guitar and Plant-like drawl. Of the new songs KK proove that they still have a lot to offer: 'Blue Trees' has a wonderfully big sound and while it recalls a sixties vibe it sounds thoroughly up to date; 'Is It Fair Enough' is solid enough and 'Don't Remember' probably tops the lot with its slow burn and blistering guitar.

 

Nice!

 

 

By Mark Diggins