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One of the best reissues of the year!

Opinions on what should or shouldn't get plucked from the archives and given the reissue treatment can vary considerably depending upon who you're talking to. We all have our own little melodicrock favourites and wish lists, and whilst there will undoubtedly be a degree of crossover, to a large extent one man's meat could quite easily be another's poison. Nothing wrong with that; 'variety' we are often told 'is the spice of life' and certainly, from the perspective of a reissues label, not pinning all your hopes on one particular genre sounds like sage business sense ... something Rock Candy seem to have been acutely aware of since the get go. 

Since they first appeared on the scene back in the summer of 2005 (yep, where does time go?), the quality and consistency of their repackaged remasters has been matched only by the diversity of the bands/artist on offer. Universally acknowledged efforts from the likes of Icon, Balance and Touch have sat comfortably with more left field efforts from acts such as Storm, Plasmatics and Mothers Finest, and as time has gone by the whole has indeed proven to be greater than the sum of its constituent parts. From time to time they've surprised me with previously unheard gems from the likes of Detective or Face Dancer, but the 'one off' from Burning Tree is possibly the best yet.

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A classic power trio originally put together by guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford (who was later snapped up by the Black Crowes); to say that Burning Tree was somewhat asynchronous to the late 80's hard rock scene in LA would be something of an understatement. Turning their backs on any kind of hair, glam or even sleaze rock pretensions, they took the route one approach to bluesy hard rock, the same one originally pioneered back in the 60's by the likes of Cream and Jimi Hendrix. As even casual students of that particular school of rock will know, success or failure largely depends on the talents of your guitar player, and in Ford the band certainly had one of the unsung greats.

With strong echoes of old school 'greats' like Clapton, Hendrix, Beck and Page, it's an absolute joy to listen to a master technician who plays from pure feel and emotion! But more than that, there's a strong chemistry and intensity that binds the band together as they power their way effortlessly through twelve slices of classic blues rock that bring back tearfully fond memories of a now (sadly) bygone era. Offering a broad selection of moods and tempos and feeding off the dynamic highs and lows playing it straight has to offer, tracks such as fervent opener 'Burning Tree', 'Same Old Story', 'Mistreated Lover' and 'Masquerade' are essentially timeless, and as such still sound as raw and fresh today as they did when they were first recorded.

Fully remastered and presented with all the usual Rock Candy trappings (Howard Johnson's sleeve notes are excellent), there's a cool bonus in the shape of four additional live tracks recorded in April 1990 at the legendary Marquee Club. Left field for sure, but to these ears 'Burning Tree' is one of the best reissues of the year!

Dave Cockett

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