This is my favorite of all the Tommy Shaw solo albums. I remember looking for this in 1988, the year after it came out, and it was already in the bargain bin. I scooped it up then and was glad I did, as it disappeared for good soon after that. I'm glad to see it's available now for others to buy and enjoy.
This is an awesome, vintage 1980s melodic pop/rock album. To me, every single track shines. For sure "No Such Thing" is a great rocker to open the album, as is the title track at track 4. "Dangerous Game" has a soaring, anthemic melodic quality to it that can't be beat. "Ever Since The World Began" is a remake of the Survivor song that appears on the "Eye Of the Tiger" album, and it is as hearfelt and brilliant a performance as the original. "Somewhere in the Night" is another soaring melodic anthem in the second half of the album, and "Lay Them Down" as the closing track is also beautifully thick with melodies.
If you are a fan of '80s melodic pop/rock, you owe it to yourself to pick up this underrated gem of an album. Back when this came out, I was buying a lot of popular albums with singles that got a lot of airplay, as that was the music that defined my youth. That being said, I'm glad I didn't let this one slip by me despite its lack of high charting singles. Note that this was the last Tommy solo album before the brilliant supergroup Damn Yankees was formed. It's certainly not as heavy throughout as the DY material is, but melodically it was surely a sign of things to come.