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The Visitor (Bonustrack Version)

UFO
1 Jun 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 May 2009
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Copyright: 2009 Steamhammer
  • Total Length: 48:43
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  • ASIN: B004QM5M6U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,893 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wild Colonial Boy on 5 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Waited a while and played it to death before I reviewed this album. Yet again UFO certainly don't disappoint me and continue here very much in the "Monkey Puzzle" vein. This is very professional heavy blues-rock at its best. I really love this type of music so it was always going to get a five star rating from me. The vocals and lyrics of Mogg are amazing, he just gets better and better (or more eccentric) with age. The songs are strong and need a few listens, the whole package on first impression sounding very similar to "The Monkey Puzzle" due to the blues formula and recognizable guitar patterns.

The album starts with "Saving Me" a bluesy rocker with nice slide intro that sets the tone and excitement for what's to come. I feel it just doesn't need the hyper-speed solo in the middle, which prevents it from being a top-notch classic. "On the Waterfront" is a nice `n' light traces of west coast tune. I thought I was listening to Steely Dan but for the dulcet distinctive trademark that Mogg stamps on the song.
"Hell Driver" is a more typically guitar driven rocker that you come to expect from UFO with a sizzling lead break to boot. "Stop Breaking Down" is another fab song, nice intro, structure and rhythm sections typical UFO until Vinnie goes into super shred mode at the end of his guitar solo which spoils the feel for me. More slide on "Rock Ready" And the moody "Living Proof" with nice dirty guitar licks. This album has even more blues than Monkey Puzzle. I like "Can't Buy A Thrill", real class, not the raw rocking UfO, the more refined atmospheric ballad styling with nice lyrics and guitar parts. Not so keen on "Forsaken" to me the weakest tune better suited to the Grand Ole Opry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By alextorres on 7 Jun 2009
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I'm rather surprised at the poor reviews this album is getting from some quarters. I just don't get it! It sounds absolutely fine to me!

Aren't rock fans fickle? One of the main criticisms that I've heard is that it's too bluesy and cliched. But guys...UFO started off doing, amongst other things, blues covers. Bands just can't win - if they stay the same then they're boring; if they change the sound then the fans moan they want more of the same!

For me, when I buy a UFO album, I want it to sound like UFO: the distinctive vocal, the rhythmic guitar riffs and crunching lead solos, the melody. "The Visitor" does all of that: Mogg is in fine voice; Vinnie Moore is in sterling form on the guitar and the rest of the band contribute in fine style. The songs are very good: ok, they might not be up to "lights Out" standard, but that period was rather exceptional.

You cannot complain about buying an album that you enjoy listening to time after time, without fail. I may only have heard "The Visitor" three times but, based on other UFO albums that I have (most of them, past and present), I know that this will be an album that will meet that criterion.

Incidentally, I bought the mp3 download version from Amazon as I was a bit scared the album might not be released (the record company is going bust). On the mp3 purchase, Amazon have included the bonus track that is on the Digipak edition - it's a very good bonus track too, well worth having, so I was pleased I'd downloaded as otherwise I'd probably only bought the standard version of the CD.

UFO fan? - buy it now!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
I was as pleased as anyone to see the post-Schenker renaissance of UFO, both live and in the studio. Like many, I had my doubts that they could emerge again as a potent rock force. But off the back of "You Are Here" and some excellent live shows, I was delighted to be proven wrong.

"The Monkey Puzzle" was more of the same, but less so. In retrospect, it was a holding album, more perspiration than inspiration, so there's a lot riding on this one, especially with original bassist, Pete Way, missing in action. Which makes it even odder when this turns out to be UFOs AC/DC album. Yup, UFO done got the blues, and got all boogiefied. Not wholly unfamiliar territory for the band, but not the melodic hard rock they excel at. There are some awful songs here with 'Hell Driver' the worst offender, not helped by some Vinnie Moore solos that often seem to be on the album, but UFO still manage to be pull a few rabbits out of the hat.

So, when it goes right, you remember why UFO remain of the most unsung yet best bands of all time. 'Saving Me' is the best of the blues tunes, 'Stop Breaking Down' is a step back to their mid-tempo melodic grooves and 'Rock Ready' is a fine, slide drenched, audience friendly number. Best of all, though, is the ballad 'Forsaken', something that UFO were always particularly good at. It's a song that also contains the best Phil Mogg vocal of the album, as there are signs of strain elsewhere.

It's a record that tries really hard, but there are at least four tracks here that I'll never play again. But an average UFO album is still a lot better than most lesser mortals, and the songs that do work are definitely worth hearing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RTK in NWO on 30 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is probably UFO,s most blues-influenced Album,largely because Phil Mogg has been drawn back into that style,almost sounding almost like Muddy Waters on some of the Tracks.Although this might not be my favorite style these fellows make it work and make it rock.It gets better with every listen.And lets face it.You can't deny that the blues are an essential part of Rock.As for me,I haven't heard every Album yet of UFO,s extensive Catalogue,but as far as Albums since 2000,It's still hard to decide which is the best .
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