Although they were the airplay heroes of the radio waves in the 1970s it’s astonishing to find that Dr Hook only had 5 Top 10 UK hits.
The US band successfully transferred from country music to pop with classics such as Sylvia’s Mother, Just A Little Bit More and their 1979 number one smash When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman.
Over 30 years since their last top 10 hit, lead vocalist Dennis Locorriere has compiled 40 pieces of Hook from the bands repertoire for Timeless revisiting hits, album tracks and live favourites.
Hearing the tracks on the first disc again recalls the laid back sounds the bands were so at ease at producing. The second disc features more in the same style although is probably more for the die-hards. Still, if you love country-rock, you’ll love this collection and When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman still carries great advice “When you’re in love with a beautiful woman, you watch your friend!”
- A version of this review by Andy Howells was published in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide during 2014.