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Don & the Dreamers – It’s Never Too Late To Be A Rockstar (CD)
Slade drummer Don Powell releases his debut album, backed by all-star line-up of Nordic hitmakers, The Dreamers.
A founding member of the English iconic rock band Slade, Don Powell has a background in the business of making hit records. This year, he returns with his band The Dreamers for their debut album – part blues, part rockabilly, but all defiance and gusto – It’s Never Too Late to be a Rockstar.
The Dreamers are a newly-assembled outfit of Norwegian and Danish musicians, Helge Solberg, Knud Moller, Henrik Littauer and Erik Ove Anderson (in Scandinavia known as Curly Erik). They are the latest in an impressive string of Don Powell’s collaborators including Ringo Starr and Suzi Quatro. Powell opts for an old-school show of musicality, with the five-piece documenting their sound live in the studio.
Homage is paid to The Animals, with a cover of ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ kicking off the record, and Don harks back to the Slade days with a refreshed arrangement of ‘Far Far Away’, first released in 1974. The band’s legacy is alive and well: Don proves on this record that his zest for their brand of uplifting rock music is about as likely to disappear as Slade’s presence in the end-of-year charts.
Also available on vinyl.
- Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
- Bony Moronie
- Far Far Away
- Backwater Blues
- I Hear You Knocking
- Sixteen Tons
- My Baby Left Me
- For You Blue
- Kansas City
- Little Red Rooster