CD REVIEW Tyketto

Band : Tyketto
Album title : Dig In Deep
Label : Frontiers Records
Distributor : Rough Trade Benelux - Tone
Release Date : 20/04/2012
Release : CD

There are albums that raise quite a commotion when released,only to be forgotten for history a few months later, and there are albums that maybe do not raise that commotion, but who sound as fresh as when they were released 20 years or so later.  Both the ‘Don’t Come Easy’ album as the subsequent ‘Strength In Numbers’ albums by Tyketto have that quality if you ask me.

Sadly enough after these two albums Danny Vaughn left the band.  They did find a replacement, with whom Tyketto released a third album, but this did not have the success the other two albums had, and some time later the band called it a day.

Danny continued and brought out new material, either solo or as part of a project, but never with the same success Tyketto had if you ask me, nor was the material that good.  2004 saw the first reunion of the original band, a feature that repeated itself in 2007.

Having retained a firm fan base in Europe, Tyketto kept receiving offers, and now, 18 years later, arer ready to release a new album with their original line up.
So it was with eager expectations that I put this CD on.  Were my hopes fulfilled.  Yes, but only partially.  The band still sound as good as in the 90ies and some of the songs are just as good as the masterpieces they wrote in the 90ies, but not all songs are that good.
I’ve sorely missed this band the last years.  Let’s hope they have found new inspiration, and that this album can be the start of a new success story for them. 

96/100

Erik Morren.