Review by Urban "Wally" Wallstrom,
2 November 2010 www.RockUnited.com
It's been nicely produced in a retro way of thinking and the hammond organ - just as important to the overall sound as the guitar. I personally enjoy the Status Quo sound from the year of approx: 1976 and forward. Sadly, 'Mysterious Man' is recorded in the vein of the era of 1968 to 1974 and thus being more about, 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men", than fun twelve bar boogie 'ala "Rockin' All Over The World". Most of the record is adequate, occasionally catchy rock with a tendency towards the hippie. For the most part, it veers towards the average and merely the honest approach of the band is simply not enough in the long run. Have a go at this if you're into the ancient "Quo" while the rest of us may not enjoy it as much.