Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado – Change My Game (2017) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado – Change My Game (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:18 minutes | 579 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Ruf Records GmbH

Despite the title, Thorbjørn Risager — supported by his band the Black Tornado — doesn’t change his game on this 2017 album. He remains faithful to Southern soul and Chicago blues. Playing the songs with conviction if not invention, Risager revels in convention: as fun as the soft rock detour “Hard Time” is, he’s best when he’s following a familiar path, sinking into simmering soul and R&B. Sometimes the tempo kicks up — “Hold My Lover Tight” is propulsive, as is “Maybe It’s Alright” — but Change My Game usually keeps things low-key and that’s its appeal: never showy, the album is steeped in tradition but prefers to keep things lively and fun. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

01. I Used to Love You
02. Dreamland
03. Change My Game
04. Holler n Moan
05. Hard Time
06. Long Gone
07. Hold My Lover Tight
08. Maybe It’s Alright
09. Train
10. Lay My Burden Down
11. City of Love

Thorbjørn Risager, vocals, guitar
Emil Balsgaard, piano, organ, Wurlitzer
Peter Skjerning, guitars
Kasper Wagner, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Hans Nybo, tenor sax
Peter W Kehl, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, sousaphone
Søren Bøjgaard, bass, baritone guitar, syntheizser
Martin Seidelin, drums, percussion
Miriam Mandipira-Mumba, background vocals
Pia Trøjgaard, background vocals
Mads Lumholdt, background vocals

Recorded at The Medley Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in January and August 2016
Recorded by Henrik West and Lars Andresen – Medley Studios and by Søren Bøjgaard – 107C Studios
Mixed by Søren Bøjgaard
Mastered by Mikkel Gemzøe @ Studio C4 and Varibeat Mastering
Produced by Søren Bøjgaard, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado