Like the 2 previous 80's albums this is another disjointed release hampered by a truly awful 80's production from Bruce Fairbairn.One wonders how much heart and soul went into this given that session men,specifically Randy Jackson(bass) and Aldo Nova(guitar/keyboards)were brought in to 'assist'.
Yet it all starts so well,'Take Me Away' is a genuine Cult Classic complete with incendiary solo(Aldo Nova?) whilst 'Eyes Of Fire' is an attempt at another 'Burnin For You' type pop song,bizarrely 'Shootin Shark' with its synths and over extended playin time actually works before 'Veins' returns us to plain dumb formulaic rock.
Personally i love the next two tracks 'Shadow of California & Feel The Thunder',they are clearly retreading old ground,old ideas but well worth listening to.Sadly the same cannot be said of 'Lets Go' and 'Dragon Lady' both of which are dire and indeed 'Lets Go' must be a contender for worst Cult song ever!!.The album closes with a haunting ballad 'Light Years Of Love' which could easily have been from the '77 Spectres disc and indeed recalls the atmospherics of 'I love The Night'.
As i said earlier a disjointed effort,so tread carefully.