Steve Ellis Goes For Bang On A New Album

This month should host a fiftieth anniversary of LOVE AFFAIR’s “Everlasting Love” reaching the peak of charts, and Steve Ellis – one of the best rhythm-and-blues singers that Blighty produced – having become a star he deserved to be. Only it’s not the time for a celebration; fanfares will sound on April 20th, when “Boom! Bang! Twang!”, the veteran’s new album, is supposed to hit the shelves. Appearing seven years down the line after "Ten Commitments" and rather hot on the heels of the WIDOWMAKER anthology which served to remind the vocalist is able to handle heavier material alongside soul, this record finds Steve deliver a heady mix of covers and originals, some featuring Ellis’ famous friends.

Among the covers are Tim Hardin’s “Black Sheep Boy” and “Forgot To Be Your Lover” by William Bell, while the originals include “Lonely No More” that was co-penned with Paul Weller who also guests on “Cry Me A River” – although there’s Mike D’Abo, whose “Handbags and Gladrags” Ellis used to perform, to compete with them in emotional stakes, with Steve’s regular collaborator Kevin Wallbank of THE DREAM FOUNDRY and his recent accomplices COW leaving their mark, too. Gonna be a a fine album, this one.

STEVE ELLIS - Boom! Bang! Twang!

Boom! Bang! Twang!

1. Black Sheep Boy
2. Sitting In Limbo
3. Soul Trek (Holy Blue)
4. Tobacco Ash Sunday
5. Forever
6. I Forgot to Be Your Lover
7. Lonely No More
8. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
9. Cry Me a River
10. Glory Bound
11. Oh Death

February 11, 2018

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