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A Great Package !
on 19 June 2006
FM were around in the mid 80`s. I bought there 1st album "Indiscreet" when it came out. It`s a British AOR classic well worth purchasing again. Great songs & a nice glossy production make this an enjoyable listen. Like most Rock/Metal fans of a certain age i`m in the process of building up my CD collection & replacing my vinyl collection & to be honest i never thought about replacing this album but when i saw it & in a special 2 album CD pack i couldn`t resist it !!
This pack contains both "Indiscreet" & "Tough It Out" there`s a nice little booklet included that explains what happend to the band & the coming & going of members. For my money "Tough It Out" isn`t as good as "Indiscreet" It`s a very very American sounding album alot of the tracks were co-written by Desmond Child & it shows the 1st half of the album is very Bland sounding but the 2nd half improves & there are some good songs here. noticably "Burning My Heart Down" "Obsession" "Does It Feel Like Love" & the closing track "Feels So Good" But it`s for "Indiscreet" that you want to buy this CD package from the opening "That Girl" you can tell what this album is going to be like & clean rock/metal guitar sounds reminiscent of bands like Styx, Kansas & the AOR masters Journey. Then we get "Other Side Of Midnight" a nice uptempo catchy hook filled tune before the mid tempo "Love Lies Dying" & "I Belong To The Night" both catchy singalongable tunes. Next up it`s the single "American Girls" & my personnal fav "Hot Wired" a slow intro reminiscent of Def Lepperds "Hysteria" before opening up to a nice faster paced tempo & dripping nice catchy hooks all over the place. "Face To Face" brings the tempo down slightly & "Frozen Heart" slows it down even further both very catchy tunes as well before "Heart Of The Matter" picks up the tempo & finish`s the album. Having listend to this album again it`s amazing how big an influence this album actually had. There are more than a few passing sounds & ideas reminiscent of Def Lepperds "Hysteria" which came out a year or so later. Well worth buying highly recommended