Don't Look Back (2LP)

Royal Southern Brotherhood

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2
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Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Blues
Label
RUF
Released
August 14, 2015

Format: Vinyl (LP)

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New blood. New beginnings. For Royal Southern Brotherhood, Don't Look Back isn't just an album title, but the attitude that drove the award-winning US band's third release. Tracked at the iconic Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with an all-guns-blazing new guitar lineup and production team, this is the sound of a band rolling with the punches and turning the page.

The past year has seen seismic change for RSB. If you've read the rock press headlines, you'll know that founder members Devon Allman and Mike Zito have now amicably departed to pursue their solo careers, following stellar contributions to 2012's self-titled debut album, 2014's HeartSoulBlood, and the tours that rocked twenty-plus countries across the planet. Most assuredly, those are huge shoes to fill, but in 2015, Don't Look Back proves the MkII lineup is up to the mark.

You've already met Cyril Neville: groove god, voicebox extraordinaire and the beating heart of the Brotherhood. As ever, he's flanked by drum master Yonrico Scott and bass powerhouse Charlie Wooton: the backbone that drove the RSB from the start. Your favourite band is in safe hands. Now, the band dynamic that Cyril famously describes as a "gumbo" gets a fiery new pinch of spice with a fresh guitar partnership. Blues-rock fans will know to expect big things from Bart Walker.

A head-turning Nashville gunslinger, he made his first real ripples with 2013's Ruf debut Waiting On Daylight and that year's Blues Caravan tour. For Don't Look Back, Bart steps up as guitarist, songwriter and occasional vocalist. Recruiting Tyrone Vaughan was another great idea. Like his feted predecessor, Devon Allman, the Texas guitarist knows all about the double-edged sword of a celebrated surname: he's the son of Jimmie Vaughan and nephew of the immortal Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Some bands fly high then fall like stones. With Don't Look Back, Royal Southern Brotherhood have blazed seamlessly into a new era, safeguarding everything that fans loved about their trademark gumbo, but turning up the heat. So don't look back. After all, who needs past glories when the future looks this bright??

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Key Value
Catalogue number RUF2015
Barcode 0710347201519
Number of items 2
Imported No
Weight 360g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 315mm x 4mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. I Wanna Be Free 05:25
2. Reach My Goal 04:59
3. Don't Look Back 04:57

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
4. Hit Me Once 04:37
5. The Big Greasy 05:49
6. Hard Blues 04:24

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 1

Song Title Time
7. Better Half 04:50
8. Penzi 05:03
9. It's Time For Love 03:38
10. Bayou Baby 05:34

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 2

Song Title Time
11. Poor Boy 04:21
12. They Don't Make 'Em Like You No More 04:16
13. Come Hell Or High Water 05:05
14. Anchor Me 04:26