Building the Machine

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Building the Machine
Studio album by Glenn Hughes
Released 24 September 2001 (2001-09-24)
Genre Hard rock, funk rock
Length 53:39
58:28 (Japanese version)
Label SPV (Europe)
Nippon Crown (Japan)
DNA (US)
Producer Glenn Hughes
Michael Scott
Glenn Hughes chronology
Return of Crystal Karma
(2000)
Building The Machine
(2001)
Songs in the Key of Rock
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Building the Machine is a studio album by former Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze vocalist/ bassist Glenn Hughes. It was his eighth solo studio album and was released in 2001 on SPV, DNA and Nippon Crown records.

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Building The Machine has a similar feel to Hughes’ previous album, 2000’s Return of Crystal Karma. Many of the songs have a hard rock sound with a funk edge, although the funk aspect is somewhat toned down on this album and the songs are more driven by guitar riffs than bass lines.

This album marks the fourth collaboration between Hughes and longtime guitarist and co-songwriter JJ Marsh. The album also features contributions from Hughes’ regular drummer of the period Gary Ferguson, keyboardists Vince DiCola and John Beasley and guitarist Pat Travers, who duets with Hughes on the Rare Earth cover I Just Want To Celebrate. Bobby Kimball of Toto provides backing vocals on two of the tracks.

The track High Ball Shooter is a newly recorded version of the Deep Purple song, which originally featured on the album Stormbringer.

The Japanese version of the album includes the track Cosmic Spell, which was written by Hughes and Pat Travers.

The opening track Can’t Stop The Flood also kicked off Hughes’ 2004 live album Soulfully Live in the City of Angels and often frequents his set-lists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't Stop the Flood" – 4:11 (Hughes, Marsh)
  2. "Inside" – 4:52 (Hughes, Marsh)
  3. "Out On Me" – 5:32 (Hughes)
  4. "I Just Want To Celebrate" – 3:23 (Fekaris, Zesses)
  5. "Don't Let it Slip Away" – 4:57 (Hughes, Marsh, Scott)
  6. "Feels Like Home" – 4:38 (Crook, Hughes)
  7. "High Ball Shooter" – 4:29 (Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, Paice)
  8. "When You Fall" – 4:57 (Hughes, Marsh)
  9. "I Will Follow You" – 6:11 (Hughes, Marsh)
  10. "Beyond the Numb" – 7:51 (Hughes)
  11. "Big Sky" – 4:38 (Ellis, Hughes)

Japan Bonus Track[edit]

  1. "Cosmic Spell" – 4:49 (Hughes, Travers)

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