Law [Deluxe Edition]

The Law [Deluxe Edition]

by The Law
     
 
Vocalist Paul Rodgers -- who had a strong track record with supergroups like Bad Company and the Firm -- and Who drummer Kenney Jones formed a duo named the Law and released one album on Atlantic in 1991. In case any listener didn't recognize the stature of Rodgers and

Overview

Vocalist Paul Rodgers -- who had a strong track record with supergroups like Bad Company and the Firm -- and Who drummer Kenney Jones formed a duo named the Law and released one album on Atlantic in 1991. In case any listener didn't recognize the stature of Rodgers and Jones, the liner notes trace their pedigrees. The Law was backed by powerful industry figures like Atlantic chief Ahmet Ertegun (listed as a co-producer), ZZ Top manager Bill Ham, and producer Chris Kimsey. Rodgers and Jones utilized session musicians and a few ringers like Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Chris Rea, and Bryan Adams. Hired guns, including Rea, Adams, Benny Mardones, and Def Leppard's Phil Collen, contributed seven of the 11 songs, while Rodgers penned the other three. Without question, the best song is Rodgers' lethal "Laying Down the Law," a smoldering, meaty slab of bluesy rock crackling with his amazing voice. While this song comes close to matching the fire and intensity of Free and Bad Company, a few other songs, like the atmospheric "Stone" (featuring both Rea and Gilmour) and the boisterous "For a Little Ride," radiate a bit of sparkle. As performed by the Law, Collen's "Miss You in a Heartbeat" is bland, but Def Leppard had a big hit with it a few years later. [Friday issued a Deluxe Edition in 2008.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Friday Music
UPC:
0829421106227
catalogNumber:
1062
Rank:
35520

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Law   Primary Artist
Chris Rea   Guitar
Paul Rodgers   Piano,Vocals,Group Member
David Gilmour   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Kenney Jones   Drums,Group Member
Kenny Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

Benny Mardones   Composer
Chris Rea   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer,Producer
Charlie Black   Composer
Tamara Champlin   Composer
Phil Collen   Composer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Cliff Downs   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Chris Kimsey   Producer,Audio Production
Eric McCusker   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Kenney Jones   Producer
Christopher Marc Potter   Engineer
Joe Reagoso   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer

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