46 thumping good tracks for just £7.49 (at time of review) ...whats not to like. I came across this band very late due to Darren Reddick giving The Healer and the cover of the old Sweet track No You Don't some extensive airtime on Planet Rock. I got drawn into the catchy tunes and pounding guitar hooks and Jean Beauvoir's astounding voice which at times sounds like JBJ, at times is akin to Peter Cetera and at times very much his own sound. The music ranges from thumping stadium rock to mellow ballads but overall I have to say this is an album that has no real weak tracks. I for one love it and I am just disappointed I have missed the chance to see this band live because they don't appear to be doing anything new and their website hasn't been updated in over 2 years.
My fave tracks are:
Winterland - a superb album opener with catchy vocals, The Rain - another tune that gets into your head and you end up singing along in the car, Hike It Up - this is so like a Kiss track its untrue and is a great foot tapper, No You Don't - a great cover of the little known Sweet track, Live And Die - a fantastic pounding base and drum hook set to some anthemic vocals, Standing On The Corner - a great power ballad, The Healer - just a fantastic, catchy, high paced rock track that will have you singing along, Secret Jesus - just a superb song all round, 'Til The End - another strong ballad, Lost Cathedral - amazingly catchy upbeat song for a final track but again you find yourself singing that chorus hook.
You will buy a lot of over-hyped albums for a lot more money (A Different Kind Of Truth by Van Halen springs immediately to mind) and they wont better this one.