D L BURDON: Accidental Aesop: LP/CD

Up to now, D L (Davey Lee) Burdon has been known for being part of Former Cell Mates, as well as having had a period of time in Leatherface, which should be more than enough for people to take notice of his new project. Maturity might not be a word that finds favor with some punks, but this album certainly displays how musicians progress as they advance in years. The result in this case is a grand collection of soulful songs well suited to Burdon’s distinctive vocals. Musically, it’s part Former Cell Mates, part Americana, and, in places, a touch of the more recent Squeeze recordings. These songs produce a warm sensation in me just like when I’m surrounded by my nearest and dearest. This is a beautiful album. –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)