Album cover art for The Black Sorrows with black vinyl record popping out“Somewhere a curtain falls,” Joe Camilleri sings in Another Blue Day, a standout on The Black Sorrows’ 19th studio album. “It’s the end of the play. For me, it’s just the start.”

And though this is the 50th album in his remarkable career – yes, 50th – Camilleri crackles with the vitality of an artist who’s just embarking on his musical journey. If you need proof, check out the exhilarating Livin Like Kings.

Reunited with English producer Peter Solley (who helmed Camilleri’s breakthrough album, 1979’s Screaming Targets with Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons), Saint Georges Road is sophisticated, soulful and superb, a crowning moment in a career that refuses to look back. Yep, consider this the end of Act One. There’s a lot of life left in Joe Camilleri.

Saint Georges Road by The Black Sorrows is out Sep 10 via Ambition.

Check out our review of The Black Sorrows’ previous album, 2019’s Citizen John.

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