Vinyl LP pressing. 2015 release. Real music is hard to find. If you've ever felt suffocated in the age of fakery and hype, then Savoy Brown's album The Devil To Pay is a blast furnace. Driven by classic blues and age-old human truths - but dragged into contemporary relevance by stinging musicianship and modern savvy - Kim Simmonds' new songs have arrived when we need them most. "In many ways," considers the legendary guitarist, "this is the best album I've ever done. It's fresh and new, and belongs to the 21st century." Released on Ruf Records in 2015 - and marking Savoy Brown's 50th year as pack-leaders of the British blues scene - The Devil To Pay was born during a white-knuckle burst of inspiration. "We recorded the album in April 2015 at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, New York," reflects Kim. "I record very fast, within two or three days, and most of the work is done in a single day. "All the work is done in the months before going into the studio. The songwriting, getting the focus right, the rehearsals, the practice, playing the material live." The Devil To Pay represents years of wood shedding in Kim's White Cottage Studio, usually at o'dark thirty in the morning. Between tours, Simmonds is constantly honing his craft, playing guitar, singing, writing songs, recording. "Once all that is done, it's a simple matter of going into the studio and catching the moment. Exactly like I did, for instance, with Street Corner Talking back in 1971."


- Disc 1 -
1 Ain't Got Nobody
2 Bad Weather Brewing
3 Grew Up in the Blues
4 When Love Goes Wrong
5 Oh Rosa
- Disc 2 -
1 The Devil to Pay
2 Got An Awful Feeling
3 I've Been Drinking
4 Watch My Woman
5 Evil Eye


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