Chris Thompson – Toys & Dishes
Genre : Classic Rock, Melodic Rock/AOR
Label : Esoteric Antenna/Cherry Red
Link : http://www.christhompson-central.com/
Best known for fronting Manfred Mann’s Earth band and putting his pen on paper for various tunes including “You’re the Voice,” Toys & Dishes sees him playing out his stance of emphasizing the guitar beholding the various nuances of classic rock in singer/songwriter form. As his voice is instantly recognizable, holding up just as well it did in the “Blinded by the Light” days, Thompson transcends through stripped down rockers including “Million Dollar Wonder Hit” & “Hey You,” only to go all the way on the big blues of “Eddie Wants to Rock,” complete with soulful Hammond and screaming horns. he also dives into Americana exploration on “You’re the One I Love” which an acoustic foot stomping number unto itself, where he eventually goes into lower key tempos on ballads “Sad Song Wishes” & “Dream Away Little Girl” as he shines on his own with a well rounded set of tunes reflecting on a career that has moved in many directions – Rock, soul, prog, etc…it’s all here. And yes, he’s brought that studio prowess with him, so you can expect something that sonically fits in the mold of how a well produced recording should sound.
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