Title - 'Blues Don't Change' (Eagle Rock)
Artist - Peter Green Splinter Group
Considered by many to be “the best white blues guitarist ever,” according to Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie, Peter Green’s indelible imprint on Blues Don’t Change proves how true the title of this album is.
The spirit and soul of these anthems initially inspired Peter Green and the Splinter Group members to play the blues, and encouraged them to record this 11-track album for a new generation of blues fans.
The album kicks off with 'I Believe My Time Ain't Long.' A real intro to what this album is all about, it oozes old school blues like it was going out of fashion! Next up is 'Take Out Some Insurance' which takes the same slow-to-medium paced road as the previous song. Then comes 'When It All Comes Down,' which slows things down, before another tin slide guitar combined with harmonica 'Honey Bee' lazily comes forth.
Knowing that you might have already heard this album many times before, as this is a 2012 commercial reissue of an album recorded in 2000, I'll skip the truly indepth version of the detailing of each song. But, please know the depth of this album is incredible, truly incredible. Next up is a slowed down version of 'Little Red Rooster,' before 'Don't Start Me Talking' and the storytelling of 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out.'
As we head towards the back end of the album, up next is 'Help Me Through The Day,' the brilliant smoothness of 'Honest I Do"' and then 'Blues Don't Change.' Green's excellent, flawless guitar playing, soulful vocals and soulful writing skills bring this album to a close with 'Crawlin' King Snake.' The Peter Green Splinter Group formed in 1996 and has 10 albums to its credit and this one is, beyond a doubt, one of its finest ensemble works of musical art.