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Melodic Rock Excellence,
This review is from: Diamond Blue (Audio CD)
This has to be one of the best AOR/melodic rock albums that I've heard for quite a while (dare I say it, it even gives the new Journey a run for their money!) This album has great songs which rock (with a few meaningful ballads), great guitar licks and solos, and Terry Brock's vocals are on top form. 'Face in the Crowd' would be a great single - very uplifting! The unsung hero here I think has to be Mike Slamer - excellent guitar work and production, not to mention that he co-wrote all the songs with Brock. It's worth mentioning that the track 'Jessie's Gone' was also co-written with Ian Stewart, guitarist of Strangeways. I was hoping that the new Strangeways album Perfect World, with Terry Brock back on vocals, would have sounded more like 'Jessie's Gone' but that was not to be. (It's not all bad news though IMO; see my review for Perfect World)
All in all, anyone who likes melodic rock should definitely get this album. Could be a classic in years to come.