The first four tracks on this album are up there with the best of 80s hair metal/heavy rock album tracks. White Lion did not achieve the UK commercial success of some of their better known peers, but this does not diminish from the quality of the band or indeed this album. The distinctive vocals of Mike Tramp and the steady rhythm section of James Lomenzo and Greg D'Angelo provide a solid base; the virtuoso guitar skills of Vito Bratta ascend this band to moments of excellence. Heavily influenced by Eddie Van Halen, Bratta builds on Van Halen's style and produces some terrific pieces of heavy-yet-melodic guitar work. Bratta spent the best part of a year perfecting every single note here - and it shows. The riff on album opener Hungry is reminiscent of Ain't Talkin' `Bout Love and suggests to the listener that this is an album worth sticking with. Unlike some guitarists in this genre, Bratta has depth to his style, as shown on the intro to Lonely Nights. Don't Give Up's uplifting lyrics are enhanced by some ferocious riffing and `divebombing' by Bratta. Sweet Little Loving has an `I'm sure I've heard this before' (even though you probably haven't) quality to it and contains a storming solo. This album isn't just about four tracks though. The singles Wait (another gorgeous Bratta solo) and When the Children Cry are both worthy. A couple of fun yet dumb party anthems and the ill-advised Lady of the Valley are all what prevent this being considered a great album. If you like stuff like Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue and Poison, this is a must-have. Vito Bratta's guitar playing is a joy to listen to.