Liberated from the shackles of major-label demands and the strictures of other people's expectations, Chris Rea has nailed his newly unadulterated colours–the blues, of course–firmly to the mast on the eloquently tranquil jazz of Blue Street, the follow-up to his corner-turning personal exorcism Dancing Down the Stony Road and one of four simultaneous releases on his newly created and independently minded Jazzee Blue label. Unashamedly self-satisfying, as chilled-out as a cool pool on a baking summer's day and almost entirely instrumental (the vocals do finally appear on "Still Going to a Go Go", one of those time-honoured hoarse-throated cogitations on the way life deals the cards) this is another refined offering from a man who just loves the sweet, slow sounds of collectable vintage guitars and whose former role as the archdeacon of the drivetime adult-rock chorus seems strangely distant.
An excellent collection of music by this awesome hard rockin' band from Greece that features 20 tracks (75 mins) of outstanding, world-class, blues-based, retro, guitar-fueled Classic Rock mojo that stands tall and defines hard rock excellence. Strong memorable songs complete with bad-ass riffage, way-kool dual lead guitars, rock solid grooves all rule in the world of this first-rate band of kick-ass hard rockers. True to their band-name, Super Vintage (formely known as Hush N' Rush) are definitely on a mission to Keep the Rock alive with their superb brand of dynamic "Rock N' Roll For Your Soul". An essential plus highly recommended dose of killer hard rock mojo.