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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good hard rock with some metal moments
This CD is a "callback" to the old hard rock with some elements of doomy blues. John Sykes's guitar solos are really outstanding - the balancing between the hard rock, metal and blues is quite difficult, but he fulfills this task perfectly. Songs like "Valley of the Kings", "Out of Love" and "Ptolemy" demonstrate it clearly. Buy...
Published on 1 May 2001 by slon12@freenet.am

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3.0 out of 5 stars Promises lots...but doesn't deliver really!!!
Just picked this up second hand, and I am now quite pleased I did not pay a lot for it! It's not that it's really bad; it just doesn't seem to have....IT!!

John did some great work with Lizzy and Whitesnake and, on paper, this line up SHOULD have been awesome. As it is, there are some reasonably good songs on here (Valley of the Kings to name one) but, quite a...
Published on 23 Jan 2012 by Jonny Stix


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Remastered edition, 11 Jun 2013
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Usually I love the Rock Candy label reissues but this time they really blew it. I already have 2 editions of this album (yes, I really like it), but I was excited to see that on this new edition we were granted with an extra track (Cold Harbor) that was not on the original album, so I never thought twice and ordered it. Well folks, although the track appears on the back cover, on the booklet and even has a writing credit to John Sykes - THERE'S NO TRACK !!!! The album has the same 9 songs as any other edition. So be aware of that if you're thinking of buying this just for the sake of a new track.

Rock Candy - what a shame.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Promises lots...but doesn't deliver really!!!, 23 Jan 2012
This review is from: Blue Murder (Audio CD)
Just picked this up second hand, and I am now quite pleased I did not pay a lot for it! It's not that it's really bad; it just doesn't seem to have....IT!!

John did some great work with Lizzy and Whitesnake and, on paper, this line up SHOULD have been awesome. As it is, there are some reasonably good songs on here (Valley of the Kings to name one) but, quite a lot of the time (in my opinion) it all just tails off into....well, not a lot really!

John's singing is pretty good for someone who is not a recognised front man, and the guitar work is fantastic from start to finish. The drumming and bass playing are pretty good too, as you would expect from such experienced musicians. The production is HUGE too, so it should be all plain sailing shouldn't it? Unfortunately, it disappears into too many guitar histrionics too often, and some of the lyrics are just plain "cheesy" to say the least. For me, the song writing is not that brilliant either, and highlights that perhaps he needed a Lynott or a Coverdale to steer things a bit?

Music is a very personal thing, and no doubt there are those that will love this. However, to me, it is lacking that magic secret ingredient which turns a mediocre song into a world beater.

Like I said at the start, it's not that it is bad....but it SHOULD have been sooooo much better!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Amigos.., 13 Nov 2008
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G. G. Saunders "Rock Dr." (West Sussex .UK) - See all my reviews
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A triumvirat of rocks finest and I so wanted to be blown away by this, screaming guitars, rumbling bass, thundering drums? Yes and No Im afraid to put it mildly three great songs on this does nt make a great album. its too eighties hair metal for me ala Whitesnake,do not forget John Sykes guitar and vocals joined Whitesnake after playing with Thin Lizzy, before them he was with Tygers of pan tang. go on play it and stare at the picture on the back, (back combed hair)whatever next..this music does get better the more you listen to it. But I m afraid to say the guys could of and should of done better.also the big production sucks..the guys should of sat in the producers chair and piloted her in.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful self indulgence, ego driven nonsense, 22 Sep 2009
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I loved the LP when it first came out so jumped a the chance to have the music on CD. Boy was I disappointed - time has not been kind. It is the worst example of late 80s self indulgence, look at me, aren't I a great guitar player, never mind the songs attitude. I played it twice then sold it again. Somethings are better left to nostalgia - this being one of them. Loved ( and still love) John Sykes' work with Thin Lizzy & Whitesnake but apparently he needs someone around to say " Oi Sykes No put down the guitar the songs done, you don't need to show off anymore!".
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