Reaching the Cold 100

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Reaching the Cold 100 is the final Peter Green Splinter Group recording. It is polished, warm-toned British blues-rock in a mode that literally puts anything Eric Clapton's done in the last 20 years to shame. Peter Stroud, Nigel Watson and Roger Cotton composed most of the material here separately; yet they have figured out a way to sound like a single songwriter reflecting Green's voice and musical persona. This record has a ton of spiritual themes attached to it, many of them spooky -- and not in that clichéd way people have been imitating Robert Johnson in either. Whether they are mid-tempo, minor-key rockers like "Needs Must the Devil Drives," the slower, Chicago-styled ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Reaching the Cold 100 is the final Peter Green Splinter Group recording. It is polished, warm-toned British blues-rock in a mode that literally puts anything Eric Clapton's done in the last 20 years to shame. Peter Stroud, Nigel Watson and Roger Cotton composed most of the material here separately; yet they have figured out a way to sound like a single songwriter reflecting Green's voice and musical persona. This record has a ton of spiritual themes attached to it, many of them spooky -- and not in that clichéd way people have been imitating Robert Johnson in either. Whether they are mid-tempo, minor-key rockers like "Needs Must the Devil Drives," the slower, Chicago-styled "Spiritual Thief," that walks the line between blues and soul, or the downright hunted "Dangerous Man," that theme underlies much here. Other standouts on this set are the snarling, funky "Cool Down," the smoldering "Look Out for Yourself," the soul-blues, of "When Somebody Cares," and the minimal blues funk in "Smile." As a bonus, there are new renditions of Green's "Black Magic Woman," "It Takes Time," "Green Manalishi," and "Albatross." Certainly they don't replace the originals, but they are nonetheless captivating moments, especially "Black Magic Woman" which has been redefined in light of the Santana version, combining the best elements of both. "It Takes Time" is a natural for this band, but the vocal suffers a bit, like it's a demo vocal attached to a finished track. "Green Manalishi" feels and sounds like a demo jam, but it's a good listen, and "Albatross," is simply one of the most gorgeous guitar instrumentals ever, and Green playing acoustic on it is simply stunning. This is it, the end of this short-lived band's recorded history, and they go out on a high note. Who knows what Green will do next? Let's just hope it's something.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5034504122420
  • Catalog Number: 843225

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't Nothin' Gonna Change It - Peter Green (3:29)
  2. 2 Look Out for Yourself - Peter Green (4:30)
  3. 3 Cool Down - Peter Green (4:00)
  4. 4 Dangerous Man - Peter Green (4:08)
  5. 5 Needs Must the Devil Drives - Peter Green (4:18)
  6. 6 Must Be a Fool - Peter Green (4:35)
  7. 7 Don't Walk Away - Peter Green (4:34)
  8. 8 Can You Tell Me Why (aka Legal Fee Blues) - Peter Green (3:50)
  9. 9 Spiritual Thief - Peter Green (4:58)
  10. 10 I'm Ready for You - Peter Green (4:41)
  11. 11 Smile - Peter Green (5:18)
  12. 12 Nice Girl Like You - Peter Green (4:39)
  13. 13 When Somebody Cares - Peter Green (5:27)
  14. 14 Black Magic Woman - Peter Green (6:54)
  15. 15 It Takes Time - Peter Green (5:28)
  16. 16 Green Manalishi - Peter Green (4:45)
  17. 17 Albatross - Peter Green (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Green Splinter Group Primary Artist
Peter Green Indexed Contributor
Roger Cotton Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Peter Stroud Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Double Bass
Larry Tolfree Drums
Nigel Watson Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Peter Green Producer
Stuart Green Artwork
Arthur Anderson Producer, Engineer
Peter Green Splinter Group Producer
Richard Oxley Engineer
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