Music Week says Studio Time album tracks are ‘scorching’ and ‘superb’

Music Week has detailed Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings album Studio Time in its Reissues section, calling some of the songs ‘scorching’ and ‘superb’.

Studio Time is available from Bill’s official online store.

Bill Wyman put together his ten-piece Rhythm Kings ensemble after leaving the Rolling Stones in 1992. The band has a core rhythm section, but features a revolving combination of all-star guest front men and women. These recordings feature the talents of Gary Brooker, Georgie Fame, Beverley Skeete, Terry Taylor, Mike Sanchez, Andy Fairweather Low, Martin Taylor, Chris Stainton and Albert Lee.

The Music Week review is glowing in its recommendation:

Edsel’s already substantial Bill Wyman archive just got bigger with the release of Studio Time, which brings together 15 outtakes from eight different sessions to fashion the former Rolling Stones’ bassist’s first new album for 14 years. Wyman put together the multitudinous Rhythm Kings after leaving The Rolling Stones in 1992, and in addition to Wyman himself and a core rhythm section, it features a ever-revolving and evolving cast. Two of the tracks here even pre-date The Rhythm Kings’ inception – a scorching version of Slim Harpo’s Got Love If You Want It and a bluesy adaptation of Jimmy Rogers’ You’re The One, both dating from 1987. There’s a surprising cover of Australian band Midnight Oil’s 1989 Top 10 hit Beds Are Burning, taken at a slower pace than the original with vocals from Beverley Skeete and Wyman himself, while Santa Baby – also with a vocal from Skeete – is a little unseasonal but pleasingly vampish, and Skiing Blues is a slow, simple and superb Georgie Fame original on which he also provides lead vocals and electric organ.

Buy Studio Time from Bill’s official online store.

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