Hi-Fi News reviews 'The Knife'

Hi-Fi News reviews 'The Knife' - an update from Simon Campbell

Thanks to Ken at Hi-Fi News and Record Review for this cool review of the 180g vinyl edition of The Knife in the June 2015 edition. Really lovely to share the page with Bob, Eric and the '5' Royales!


"Although Campbell's second LP came with a reminder that the singer-songwriter is a British Blues Award Nominee, it's not blues as I know them - and it would be a shame if anyone bought it expecting something akin to the work of Eric Bibb or Seasick Steve.

This is more an amalgam of many folk-ish genres, primarily British but with more than a whiff of Americana, from a refined performer of the down-home/"back porch" school of performing.

Six delicate tracks with sublime sound - while the seventh and last? Yup: pure swamp blues. Modern vinyl irony continues: as is the fashion, inside is a code for a free hi-res digital download. The FLAC version is terrific."

Sound Quality: 90%

Ken Kessler