Romeo’s Daughter – “Delectable” (RE-ISSUE) (2011)


Label : Rock Candy Records

Review by Tony Cannella

“Delectable” was the second album from UK mainstream rockers Romeo’s Daughter. Despite the moderate success of their self-titled debut in 1988 it took five years for them to release their sophomore effort. On “Delectable” Romeo’s Daughter provided a more stripped down, hard rock style and toughened up their sound a bit compared to the debut. Now, like the debut it has been re-mastered and re-issued via Rock Candy records.

The opener “Have Mercy” starts things off and showcases the bands more stripped down sound. Next is the upbeat, bouncy single “Attracted to the Animal”. “Nobody Like You” is a blues-ish style power ballad, vocalist Leigh Matty really gives an impassioned performance on this one. “Nothing But Love” is next and opens with an AC/DC style riff. This is a very anthemic song and just flat out rocks! Other highlights include: “God Only Knows”, “Ready or Not” and “Treat Me Like a Lady”. There is one bonus track included here called “Talk Dirty to Me”.

Unfortunately when “Delectable” was released in 1993 the musical landscape was changing and this album went largely unnoticed, and the band split-up soon after. Now Romeo’s Daughter is back together and playing shows in the UK. Fans of AOR can only hope that new music isn’t far off.

Rating – 86/100



  1. Have Mercy
  2. Attracted to the Animal
  3. Nobody Like You
  4. Nothing But Love
  5. God Only Knows
  6. Ready or Not
  7. Treat Me Like a Lady
  8. Sugar Daddy
  9. Dream in Colour
  10. Dancing Slow
  11. Talk Dirty to Me (Bonus Track)


Line Up

  • Leigh Matty – Vocals
  • Craig Joiner – Guitar and Background Vocals
  • Anthony Mitman – Keyboards and Background Vocals
  • Ed Poole – Bass
  • Andy Wells – Drums


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