Saturday, June 20, 2015

CD REVIEW: DELTA DEEP by Delta Deep





DELTA DEEP by Delta Deep
(Mailboat Records)


Delta Deep is the new Blues-Rock project featuring Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Michael Buble, Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (India Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders). The band's self titled debut release is absolutely powerful! Debbi Blackwell-Cooks 'earthy, sensual and downright dirty vocals are something to behold. She sings the truth with so much soul, it. Cook not only has an astounding voice, but the ability to truly connect with the material and make it her own, then communicate the emotion behind it. Phil Collen augments the songs and compliments Cook 's vocals perfectly with tasteful guitar work that is restrained in places and in some places he really lets loose. Truly a marriage made in heaven. All that power and soulful emotion can  be felt as soon as you press play and the opening foot stomping, "Bang The Lid" fires out of your speakers! Powered by Phil Collen's great slide guitar riff and Debbi Blackwell-Cooks's out of this world vocals you know you're in for a treat. The sultry and soulful "Whiskey", will move you in ways unimaginable. "Down In The Delta is a powerful blues rocker. "Treat Her Like Candy" and "Miss Me" are amazing. Special guests include David Coverdale, (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) who appears on “Private Number". Simon Laffy, who worked in Manraze with Collen, guests on a smoking take of the Humble Pie classic, “Black Coffee.” Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) does a stellar job on , "Mistreated". CJ Vanston, who most recently served as co-producer on Toto‘s comeback album, added Hammond B-3 to “Burnt Sally". The bottom line is Delta Deep' s self titled debut is a stunner of a recording. Brilliantly done. One of the best Blues rock albums of the year. - Highly Recommended
Tony @The Dedicated Rocker Society




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for turning me on to this band!
    Some way cool blues rock!

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  2. One of my favorite releases this year.

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