Category Archives: ROBIN GEORGE & VIX
Standout track of the album – in my humble opinion – is the live rendition ‘Cry Wolf’, a slow-burning, acoustic guitar affair during which Vix and Robin take turns on vocal duties. Beautiful and atmospheric, you can’t help falling in love with this one.
Connoisseurs of slick and harmonious arrangements, as well as lovers of impressive vocal team works will agree there’s plenty to like about on ‘YOU’.
music-news.com (May 2012)
…”Don’t Call Me” sees plastic pop sensibilities married to acoustic sensuality, while “Seduction Song” is a masterpiece demonstrating the guitarist’s mastery of flamenco and the singer’s passionate fire and lacks, perhaps, only castanets. This energy finds an outlet in two live tracks, among them folksy ballad “Cry Wolf”, from the mid-’90s when Vix and Robin formed THE PROMISE: typically for George, the group didn’t live long yet to have at all issued feels like an intimate gift now. ***
DME Music Site
…’Don’t Call Me’ is the most Fuzzbox sounding song on here with its synths. Even the lyrics take a very Fuzzbox direction. For a comparison think Garbage mixed with Vix’s luscious tones.
Now onto the two live tracks which were recorded during the mid ’90s at the NIA by their band The Promise: first up is ‘Bluesong’ which as its title suggests is a blues song. Which for me is good, but not great. However ‘Cry Wolf’ is fantastic. It is an acoustic song of pure bliss.
So in summing up, this album is really good, but for me Vix’s new album ‘Live in the Studio’ could be her best yet…
Robin has over the years worked with a hugely impressive list of AOR, rock and prog heavyweights; however in recent times the blues have been capturing his imagination, something that, even given that some of the album was laid down in 1990 with the rest coming together 2008, shines through strongly here.
…the songs are more stripped back, with the vocals of Robin and Vix starring alongside poised, fluid guitar work that elevates what could have been standard melodic rock and blues fare, into captivating, vibrant offerings.
Fireworks magazine (Sep-Oct 2012)