LEE KERSLAKE – Eleventeen (2021)

Late OZZY OSBOURNE and URIAH HEEP drummer LEE KERSLAKE‘s debut solo album ”Eleventeen” has just received a posthumous release via HNE Recordings, the hard rock and metal arm of Cherry Red Records.
Kerslake passed away last September, so there’s something poignant about his debut solo album being released now. But putting aside such thoughts, judged solely on its musical merits ”Eleventeen” is a fine Classic Rock record.
It’s a joyous collection of timeless rock songs showcasing his remarkably strong voice and wide influences. Opener ‘Celia Sienna’ is sensitive, while ‘Take Nothing For Granted’ wouldn’t be out of place on an early-80s Uriah Heep album.