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Richie Kotzen
Into The Black
November 2006
Released: 2006, Headroom Inc.
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen returns with a disc full of emotional and soulful songs. There are hints of blues, soul and rock all blended beautifully here into this collection of songs. Richie wrote, recorded, sang and played the songs himself in his LA Studio this year. This is the 14th release from the guitarist.

The disc begins with the anger driven “You Can’t Save Me” in which Kotzen delivers some hard hitting vocals. The emotion he emits is second to none. The guitar playing here is equally as powerful. The sound of the whole disc is extremely clear with little or no distortion and it creates that soulful blues feel of yesteryear. Richie’s vocal’s are impressive and complimentary to the guitar tone. He plays some pretty good solo’s throughout the disc.

Not a guitar shred disc by any means but filled with some killer guitar and great melodies. Songs like “You Can’t Save Me” and “Livin’ In Bliss” are simply magic.
Track Listing

You Can’t Save Me
The Shadow
Doin’ What The Devil Says To Do
Till You Put Me Down
Sacred Ground
Your Lies
Livin’ In Bliss
My Angel


Written, arranged, produced and performed by
Richie Kotzen

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