Black Country Communion “BCCIV” is, as you might have guessed from the title, the fourth album from a band exploring the many twisting turns of American and British Rock influences. What of course makes this band so special is that it is, with a line up of Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian, one of the 21st century’s true “super groups”.
Black Country Communion is a combination of American and British rock influences and just like its three predecessors, "BCCIV" was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hits includes records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Journey, and The Black Crowes and for those of us old enough to have heard these bands at their early days then of course there will be some element of familiarity with some of the music, as over the years it is virtually impossible to tread where these music legends have not gone before. Somehow though, Black Country Communion still manages to bring something new and individual to the mix and amidst the classic “Rock Sounds” that radio stations will play endlessly, there are some modern classics here and for me, “The Last Song In My Resting Place” is one of them. Easy contenders alongside this track include “The Cove” and “When The Morning Comes”.
There is little that you can really add about the individual members of this band that has not already been written, and their individual music credentials are never in doubt, but it is always interesting to see any individual egos that may or may not exist put aside to form a new musical collective
Black Country Communion BCCIV is released worldwide on Friday 22nd September 2017 on CD, 180 gram vinyl and Download. For more information and tour dates go to
Black Country Communion “BCCIV”
2.Over My Head
3.The Last Song For My Resting Place
10.When The Morning Comes
Review by Tom King