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Album Review

Widely considered one of the more soulful voices of hard rock, Glenn Hughes has appeared on countless releases over the years in a career spanning four decades. And with such a long and steady output, it may be a bit difficult for fans to have checked out the majority of all the projects that he's been involved with over the years. But with the arrival of the 2007 double-disc compilation, This Time Around, Hughes' career is finally properly put into perspective. And as evidenced by the set's 29 tracks (which mix studio and live versions), Hughes' voice has remained in top form throughout — straight up to the modern day. Name a project that Hughes has had his name linked to at one point or another, and it's sure to be here. Top standouts include a pair of tracks from Trapeze (the moody "Medusa" and the funky "You Are the Music"), Deep Purple (two more funk-rockers — "You Can't Do It Right" and "Gettin' Tighter"), and Black Sabbath (the monstrous ballad, "No Stranger to Love"). Additionally, you'll find several fleeting-yet-worthy collaborations with others, including Pat Thrall ("Muscle and Blood"), Gary Moore ("Reach for the Sky"), and Tony Iommi ("Dopamine"), and of course, there's plenty of solo Hughes material, as well. For a fine overview of one of rock's more underrated (yet highly talented) vocalists, This Time Around succeeds in shining the spotlight on Glenn Hughes.


Born: 21 August 1952 in Cannock, Staffordshire, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Starting out as the bassist and lead vocalist for English hard rockers Trapeze (which evolved from British soulsters the News) in 1969, Glenn Hughes achieved his greatest fame as the bass player of Deep Purple from 1974 until the group split in 1976. Hughes subsequently reconvened Trapeze (with no records resulting) and issued his solo debut, Play Me Out, in 1978. His next effort, recorded with guitarist Pat Thrall under the name Hughes/Thrall, appeared in 1983, and worked in the supergroup Phenomena...
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This Time Around: An Anthology 1970-2007, Glenn Hughes
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 01 November 2007

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