Special Deluxe Collector s Edition / Fully Remastered Sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / 12 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and band involvement. FOUR ALBUMS INTO their career and Le Roux were edging ever closer to scoring success on a national and, indeed, international level. This was back in the days when record companies would give artists enough creative lee-way to develop their craft and build a committed fan following. So Fired Up was, then, the band s fifth album and is largely regarded as one of their finest, erupting with the sort of energy and sophistication that rivals the great melodic rock champions of the day such as Foreigner and Journey. Originally released in 1983 and once again produced in-house by bassist and founder member Leon Medica, the record featured two new member; that s guitarist Jim Odon and vocalist Fergie Frederiksen, formerly of lauded pomp rockers Trillion. With the new material highlighted by Frederiksen s captivating vocals and the tough-guy guitar playing of Odon, the band found a new lease of life, constructing a record to rival their previous masterpiece Up . Sadly, despite the quality of So Fired Up and the momentum built with their preceding releases, the record commercially underachieved, leaving the band exposed to label politics. So, when a change of regime occurred at RCA, Le Roux where summarily dismissed along with several other promising acts on the cusp of success. Holed beneath the waterline, the band fell apart, unable to sustain such a body blow. Thank heaven we still have their musical legacy to cherish.