Title – ‘No Regrets’ (Ivy Music Company)
Artist – Albert Cummings
Albert Cummings will release his sixth album titled No Regrets on August 28th, 2012 via the Ivy Music Company. Poignantly capturing the core of his influences, and displaying the impact that R&B, Rock, Soul, Country and the Blues have had on both his playing and writing, No Regrets is everything the guitarist aimed to capture when returning to the studio.
The album starts with ‘Glass House,’ a track that sets the Blues tone for what is to come, before the road song ‘500 Miles’ (and no, it has nothing to do with The Proclaimers!) and then the more sedate ‘Eye To Eye’ follow close behind. The countrified ‘Checkered Flag’ is next, and in truth, as much as it steers away from being true Blues, it is easily one of the best free-flowing tracks on the album.
Next up is the slow-churn of ‘She’s So Tired,’ the heartbreak storytelling of ‘Your Day Will Come’ and then both the sorrowful plea of ‘Cry Me A River’ and the drinking-Blues of ‘Drink Party and Dance.’
Then comes the powerhaus guitar-fest of ‘Foolin’ Me,’ before the best song on the album comes forth in ‘Where You Belong.’ A slow ballad, the only true one on the whole album, it is most assuredly a great, great song of love to behold. The album rounds out with the Blues jam of ‘Mannish Boy’ and then finally the gentle ‘Home Town’ brings the musical curtain down.