"Backbeat": The sixth album by the Tommy Schneller Band comes around the corner with full steam. Off into the slot with CD 1 of the two-part digipack: Jens Filser's dirty slide guitar starts cutting, after a few seconds the blues / soul locomotive rolls through the brain and does not stop for the next 49 minutes. "Rhythm is truth", Tommy creaks into the microphone at the opener "Backbeat". A line that could be tattooed. Leaning far back, the seven-piece band grooves its way through ten great songs. This is timeless blues music with a rocky edge, which always has one foot in soul. The focus is on Tommy's distinctive voice - the cigarette on the cover is not a decoration - and his unmistakable saxophone. The Tommy Schneller sound breathes the air of Beale Street, but on CD 2 Tommy dares an experiment and sings three songs in his mother tongue. Blues-rooted music with German lyrics - can that go well? It can. The translated versions are at least as authentic and casual as the English-language numbers. The big advantage: you can start singing along even faster.
CD 1 01 backbeat 02 Trust In Yourself 03 I Know What You're Thinking 04 Tipsy's 05 barefootin ' 06 Let Your Soul Shine 07 Cold Attitude 08 The Sun Is Shining Again 09 Love Is The Key 10 tryin 'to let go
CD 2 01 Ass cold 02 Let the soul fly 03 I hear you thinking out loud 04 Ass Cold Art (Radio Edit) 05 Let the Soul Fly (Radio Edit) 06 I hear you thinking out loud (Radio Edit)