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DIAMOND BLUE CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Caroline International S&D
  • ASIN: B003PCL16W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Product Description

Terry Brock s second solo album Diamond Blue promises to make a huge impact on the melodic rock world. He has recently introduced as lead singer for Melodic Rock titans Giant with the acclaimed release of the Promise Land album and very recently he has announced his intention to rejoin Strangeways, the legendary British AOR band that launched his name in the late 80 s. In between these two very important milestone albums in the melodic rock year, Terry managed to complete Diamond Blue in collaboration with renowned guitarist / producer / songwriter Mike Slamer. The two of them have already collaborated together in Seventh Key and on the Slamer album Nowhere Land and have shown the magic of the combination of their talent. In Diamond Blue the two of them explore a more classic Melodic Rock sonic landscape, which showcases Terry s vocal abilities in its most natural environment - with Mike Slamer on board you can guarantee roaring guitars and riveting guitar solos. All this, combined with brilliant song writing equals a fabulous release. Diamond Blue also includes a song Jessie s Gone written by Terry with Strangeways guitar player Ian Stewart. Terry Brock s musical career started as a background vocalist on the Kansas album "Drastic Measures" in 1983. On that session he met Neil Kernon (the producer of the record) who subsequently turned out to be very important in Terry s career. He also toured with Kansas in support of that album, playing guitar and doing background vocals. Before joining the legendary British Melodic Rock outfit Strangeways, Terry toured extensively with the Steve Morse Band, playing guitar and singing. Strangeways, of course, were Terry's best-known releases and he recorded two albums on BMG / RCA: "Native Sons" and "Walk In the Fire". With Strangeways he toured extensively around Europe garnering the band a reputation as one of the best UK based AOR bands ever and for himself the mantle of being the real heir to Steve Perry's (of Journey) throne. After he left Strangeways he moved to New York working mainly with famed producer Neil Kernon, who hired him to sing background vocals on albums by bands such as Aviator, Heaven's Edge, Valentine, Britny Fox and Michael Bolton. After a few years spent in Nashville, he was back on the scene as member of the Melodic Rock super group The Sign and later with Seventh Key (both featuring Kansas bassist/singer Billy Greer) and Slamer. He recently joined Giant as replacement for Dann Huff on vocals on the excellent Promise Land album and he is currently working on the anticipated Strangeways reunion CD ready for the Autumn. Track listing: Diamond Blue; It s You; Jessie s Gone; No More Mr. Nice Guy; The Rain; Broken; Face in the Crowd; Why; Too Young; Soldier Falls; Face The Night.

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Having raved over the last callaboration between Terry Brock & Mike Slamer that being ' Nowhere Land ' I was really looking forward to this as in reality its like a follow up. Well I was not dissapointed, this is sheer class from two gifted musicians. Brock has a near perfect voice for this genre and Slamer's guitar work is faultless. If you like this type of music and I know there's plenty out there that do then this is the most essential purchase of the year. 10/10.
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If I could give this album Six Stars I would! I've only had this a few days and it's not been off my player. Well crafted songs, beautifully sung, soaring guitar solos and superb production make this contender for album of the year. Too many highlights to mention here, but if you like Journey, Foreigner, Def Leppard, then this is for you. Not clicked the "Buy" button yet? Go on, take a chance - You definitely won't regret this purchase!
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This has to be one of the best AOR/melodic rock albums that I've heard for quite a while (dare I say it, it even gives the new Journey a run for their money!) This album has great songs which rock (with a few meaningful ballads), great guitar licks and solos, and Terry Brock's vocals are on top form. 'Face in the Crowd' would be a great single - very uplifting! The unsung hero here I think has to be Mike Slamer - excellent guitar work and production, not to mention that he co-wrote all the songs with Brock. It's worth mentioning that the track 'Jessie's Gone' was also co-written with Ian Stewart, guitarist of Strangeways. I was hoping that the new Strangeways album Perfect World, with Terry Brock back on vocals, would have sounded more like 'Jessie's Gone' but that was not to be. (It's not all bad news though IMO; see my review for Perfect World)

All in all, anyone who likes melodic rock should definitely get this album. Could be a classic in years to come.
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'Big' vocals...
'Big' lyrics...
'Big' Guitar riffs..

AOR Utopia!!!

Hard to pick 'stand-out' tracks they are really all good, probably (Being ultra critical) weakest track is 'Face the night'...I would have ended the album with 'Too young'....It really needs to 'go-out' kicking butt rather than with a wimper!

Thats the good thing about downloads, when you put them on disc you can choose the order to put them in!

On the download the editing is a bit 'dodgy' but it's all about the man and his music afterall..

But a far better offering than Terry's previous effort even though that was pretty good too!!!....
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Another album 'found' on Amazon. The web tells me Mr Brock is a singer who started with Kansas in 1983 and has been in demand ever since, singing with a variety of UK and American bands I've never heard of!
This is a strong album with a wide sound-scape and some solid guitar solos that demand you play it loud! The vocal ability illustrates why Terry Brock is in such demand but does not explain why it has taken me so long to hear him.
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A superb album with some storming tracks a great mixture of tracks had it playing in the truck all week so that says something ,would highly recomend this album.
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