Recorded in Florida in November 2009, this 11-song set with a bonus cut sees the former The Babys and Bad English frontman on good form, with his crack trio of sidemen ensuring an energetic showing. The setlist mixes his solo and band work, Change lighting the touch-paper with its rocking beat and riff, and a fiery guitar spotlight care of Luis Maldonado. Back On My Feet Again storms into the harmonyrich In Dreams (not a million miles from Bon Jovi), and the classic Babys number, Every Time I Think Of You, here in bass-heavy format. Bad English’s Best Of What You Got retains AOR momentum, and if his global hit Missing You is missing some oomph, a rattling Head First and Led Zep cover make amends.
John Waite - In Real Time
Live snapshot of one of the UK’s premier rock vox
Frontiers | FRCD 460
Reviewed by Tim Jones
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