A Step Further

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
With Kim Simmonds and Chris Youlden combining their talents in Savoy Brown's strongest configuration, 1969's A Step Further kept the band in the blues-rock spotlight after the release of their successful Blue Matter album. While A Step Further may not be as strong as the band's former release, all five tracks do a good job at maintaining their spirited blues shuffle. Plenty of horn work snuggles up to Simmonds' guitar playing and Youlden's singing is especially hearty on "Made up My Mind" and "I'm Tired." The first four tracks are bona fide Brown movers, but they can't compete with the 20-plus minutes of "Savoy Brown Boogie," one of the group's best examples of their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
With Kim Simmonds and Chris Youlden combining their talents in Savoy Brown's strongest configuration, 1969's A Step Further kept the band in the blues-rock spotlight after the release of their successful Blue Matter album. While A Step Further may not be as strong as the band's former release, all five tracks do a good job at maintaining their spirited blues shuffle. Plenty of horn work snuggles up to Simmonds' guitar playing and Youlden's singing is especially hearty on "Made up My Mind" and "I'm Tired." The first four tracks are bona fide Brown movers, but they can't compete with the 20-plus minutes of "Savoy Brown Boogie," one of the group's best examples of their guitar playing prowess and a wonderful finale to the album. This lineup saw the release of Raw Sienna before Lonesome Dave Peverett stepped up to the microphone for Looking In upon the departure of Youlden, but the new arrangement was short lived, as not long after three other members exited to form Foghat. As part of Savoy Brown's Chris Youlden days, A Step Further should be heard alongside Getting to the Point, Blue Matter, and Raw Sienna, as it's an integral part of the band's formative boogie blues years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/29/1990
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 042284401524
  • Catalog Number: 844015
  • Sales rank: 29,474

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Savoy Brown Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Hand Clapping, Primary Artist
Kenny Wheeler Trumpet
Bob Hall Piano, Trumpet, Violin
Don Lusher Trombone
Mike Vernon Percussion, Bells, cowbell
Chris Youlden Trumpet, Violin, Vocals
Eddie Blair Trumpet
Des Bradley Violin
Raymond Davis Flugelhorn, Horn
Roger Earl Trumpet, Violin, Conga, Drums, Vocals
John Edwards Trombone
Bob Efford Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Haughey Flugelhorn, Horn
Don Honeywell Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Butch Hudson Trumpet
Rex Morris Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Terry Noonan Conductor
Lonesome Dave Peverett Guitar
Phil Reid Violin
Lionel Ross Cello
John Shineborne Cello
Kim Simmonds Guitar, Harmonica, Trumpet, Violin, cowbell
Tony Stevens Bass, Percussion
Charles Vorzanger Violin
Tone Stevens Bass, Trumpet, Violin, Conga, Drums
David Bellman Viola
Percy Coates Violin
Jack Fields Violin
Maurice Loban Viola
John Meek Viola
John Ronayne Violin
Louis Rose Viola
John Tonayne Violin
Don Honeywill Baritone Saxophone
Lonesome Dave Guitar, Trumpet, Violin
Louis Rosen Viola
Technical Credits
Mike Vernon Producer
David Grinsted Engineer
Anthony Hawkins Remastering
Terry Noonan Arranger
John Tracy Liner Notes
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