Billy Walton Band
Crank It Up!
Billy's guitar solos naturally feature heavily, particularly on the faster numbers. Stylistically, there are similarities to the likes of Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Lyrically, the inspirations come from further afield; there are, for instance, strong hints of Bryan Adams on Summertime Girl.
The majority of the tracks are indeed 'cranked up'. Fast numbers open and close the CD but there are some gentler songs in the middle of the track list to add contrast.
Apart from the guitar, other stand out instrument is the saxophone, which lifts several numbers just at the right time.
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Deal With The Devil
Crank It Up
The Night The Deal Went Down
Night Turns Blue
One In A Million
Black Jack Dealer
Stand out tracks: Deal With The Devil, Till Tomorrow, Black Jack Dealer.
(All images used in this review are © Billy Walton Band website)