Badfinger's Joey Molland returns with new album 'Return to Memphis'

By Chelsea Lewis ,
Author Rating: 
4.5 Stars

Joey Molland, a former member of the band Badfinger, has been making his own unique mark in the music industry with his solo record, Return to Memphis.

Molland started his musical career back in the 1960s and has been going strong ever since, evening touring with Yes and Peter Frampton. Molland has been around the music world and it is reflected in his latest release.

His style combines all of the classic rock 'n' roll elements of the 60s, while at the same time not being afraid to embrace some more modern instrumental arrangements. It helps to make this more classic rock music feel fresh again.

The album opens with "Walk Out In The Rain," which is a strong first song. It sets the tone for the album and instantly introduces the strong vocal style and backing tracks that can be heard on every track here.

Molland has the ability to make the listener feel like they have gone back in time to an era when instruments and simple vocals took center stage. His music goes back to a time when music videos did not sell records and being a true musician was about playing shows night after night and forming a grassroots following.

Return to Memphis is a return to more classic and formulaic rock 'n' roll but listeners can enjoy the modern guitar influences that help to take this record from the 1960s to 2014. Standout tracks on the album include "Walk Out In The Rain," "Yesterday" and "All I Ever Dreamed."



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