Legends may never die, but neither are they prepared to fade away in a hurry.
Joe Walsh tried to be serious with his last release, Song for a Dying Planet, but his sense of humour is one of his strengths, and he's back on form with Analog Man.
He's resolutely old-school in the title track, railing at a world "living in a digital dream", but he has a lot of time for reflection, too. Lucky That Way is a self-deprecating update of Life's Been Good, and he opens up about past problems and lessons learned in Family and One Day At A Time.
Walsh gives his fretboard a good workout in Wrecking Ball, Funk 50 and India which has electronic backing, proving that he can work comfortably with modern technology after all.
Best tracks: Analog Man, Band Played O
Reviews by Nick Ward; CDs for review from Everyman, Nelson.
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