(1970) Looking In

Savoy Brown

... read moreSavoy Brown's blues-rock sound takes on a much more defined feel on 1970's Looking In and is one of this band's best efforts. Kim Simmonds is utterly bewildering on guitar, while Lonesome Dave Peverett does a fine job taking over lead singing duties from Chris Youlden who left halfway through the...

39′:06″ 9 Songs

1
Gypsy
Savoy Brown
0:57
2
Poor Girl
Savoy Brown
4:05
3
Money Can't Save Your Soul
Savoy Brown
5:31
4
Sunday Night
Savoy Brown
5:23
5
Looking In
Savoy Brown
5:14
6
Take It Easy
Savoy Brown
5:41
7
Sitting An' Thinking
Savoy Brown
2:49
8
Leavin' Again
Savoy Brown
8:26
9
Romanoff
Savoy Brown
1:00
Released 01 January 1970, ℗ 1970 Decca Music Group Limited

Review

Savoy Brown's blues-rock sound takes on a much more defined feel on 1970's Looking In and is one of this band's best efforts. Kim Simmonds is utterly bewildering on guitar, while Lonesome Dave Peverett does a fine job taking over lead singing duties from Chris Youlden who left halfway through the year. But it's the captivating arrangements and alluring ease of the music that makes this a superb listen. The pleading strain transformed through Simmonds' guitar on "Money Can't Save Your Soul" is mud-thick with raw blues, and the comfort of "Sunday Night" is extremely smooth and laid back. "Take It Easy" sounds like it could have been a B.B. King tune as it's doused with relaxed guitar fingering. The entire album is saturated with a simple, British blues sound but the pace and the marbled strands of bubbly instrumental perkiness fill it with life. Even the Yardbirds-flavored "Leaving Again" is appealing with its naïve hooks, capped off with a heart-stopping guitar solo. This album along with Street Corner Talking best exemplify Savoy Brown's tranquilizing style. ~ Mike DeGagne