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CD ROBIN BECK Underneath Review

ROBIN BECK

Underneath

2013

 

 

A FAMILY AFFAIR

 

 

Here’s a name you may recall - Robin Beck is back with a new album just a few weeks after we heard her husband James Christian’s latest release. Maybe there’s a bit of family rivalry at stake? With James producing ‘Underneath’ as well as singing on duet ‘Burnin’ Me Down’ and their daughter providing backing vocals it’s great to be able to say that the family connection works a treat. The album also benefits from bringing in a few new outside writers alongside Tommy Denander and hubby Christian, and again it seems to have reaped dividends when you listen to the contributions of Styx’s Glen Burtnik, Barry Jay and Fiona Flanagan.

 

 


For those that do remember Beck (or indeed those that have been buying her albums over the last few years as she’s never stopped) the best news of all is that not only is her voice in peak form but the quality of the material is first class.

 

 


Starting out with ‘Wrecking Ball’ we get the meat and potatoes of what proves to be an immensely catchy set of songs. Beck treads the line between Hard Rock, Melodic Rock and even Country without it seeming jarring at all. And while songs like ‘Sprain’ tick all the Rock boxes it’s the more soulful songs ‘I Swear the Nights’ that really speak to you. A great album for lovers of AOR and Melodic Rock.

 

 


http://www.robinbeckrocks.com/

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD ROBIN BECK Underneath Review 2013