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CD/DVD Reviews » Bo Walton - Waiting On A Dream

Track List:

Hangin On
I Like It Like That
That's Not Love
Wicked Moon
's Too Much
Miss You Bad
Heartbreak Town
The Woman Inside
Down In A Blaze Of Love
My Hearts On Fire
Wild At Heart
Waiting On A Dream

's Too Much - Video Promo
Bo Walton
Waiting On A Dream
Tabitha (2012)
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Possible Styles: rock n roll
Submitted by: rockinev.
Publication date - 23 February 2012
Copyrights: Rockabilly Bash / Nev D

This is an album of modern commercial, radio friendly, finely crafted rock n roll / country tunes. Do not expect wild sounding rockabilly or a pastiche of 50’s rock n roll.

Bo and his team have cleverly put together a collection that while it remains steeped in the roots of the rock n roll genre it gathers influence from all of the many and varied elements that make up the 50+ year history of this music. Then they add a dash of modern sounding country, sixties pop, etc stir and shake it all together and produce a sound that is highly listenable with songs that sound fresh and firmly of the now.

Kicking off with the strong Hangin’ On, an instantly catchy country rock tune the album then tears into I Like It Like That, a straight out rock n roll number with a catchy sing along car radio chorus and a great guitar sound.

Up tempo tunes sit comfortably next to well written and constructed ballads, the haunting Wicked Moon hangs in your head long after the album finishes.

The joyous ‘S Too Much was the first single release and is reviewed else where on this site but this is matched in style and pace by the equally good Down in a Blaze of Love.

More country influences can be felt on the second single Wild at Heart before the closing Waiting on a Dream takes a bluesy romp into the rock n roll realms of 50’s and 60’s Elvis.

There are tracks that are more rock n roll and those that veer toward country but what they all have in common is that they are well played, catchy and easy to listen to.

I could write about the different artists that this sounds like or is clearly influenced by, but ultimately it is Bo’s vocal strength and the song writing that carries this album, a great debut that promises much and should have wide appeal both with long time rock n roll and country fans and the casual listener that appreciates a new talent.

Rockin Nev

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Bo Walton

Submitted by tabitha (04 January 2012)
Almost every weekend in the late 1950s, clubs and dance halls across the UK were packed with music lovers, watching, listening and dancing to a new phenomenon: Rock ’n’ Roll. Well, rock ’n’ roll is back – but with a modern twist – and singer/songwriter Bo Walton is soon to be at the forefront of the revival. His first single will be released on 24 November 2011. The double A side “’S TOO MUCH” and “HEY MISTER NIGHT” features legendary guitarists Micky Gee and Mark Knopfler respectively. Bo Walton is based in Hereford and currently fronts a rockabilly band that plays all over the...

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Submitted by rockinev (07 January 2012)
This is an album of modern commercial, radio friendly, finely crafted rock n roll / country tunes. Do not expect wild sounding rockabilly or a pastiche of 50’s rock n roll. Bo and his team have cleverly put together a collection that while it remains steeped in the roots of the rock n roll genre...

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