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This is the album to finally kill "that song"
on 18 September 2009
For many, Europe will always mean one thing .... "The Final Countdown". This was 23 years ago now, and since then, Europe have released some excellent albums. They reformed the original line-up (Joey Tempest vox, John Norum guitar, John Leven bass, Ian Haughland drums, and the wonderful Mic Michaeli on keyboards) and released Start From The Dark - a far more powerful/dark/heavy/raw sounding album than previously. Secret Society took a step up from there. What you have in "Last Look at Eden" is pure genius! The moody classical opening slams straight into the title track which MUST be played at full volume!!!! The Beast is a fun, yet triumphant track. Running with Angels is emotional put powerful. There are tracks to suit all tastes, and each one stands up to be counted in its own right. This is the album that all Europe fans knew they could make - all five members step up a gear, from Tempest's always note perfect vocals to Norum's sublime guitar work, thumping drum and bass, to Mic's masterful key work. If this album does not finally overshadow its 1980's sibling, nothing will. This is simply a masterpiece.