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ufo back on course for the stars.,
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This review is from: Lights Out (Audio CD)
Pretty much the perfect album and indeed many fans choice as best UFO disc,i still think 'Force It' pushes it very close.Its actually quite hard to convey in print just how wonderful this album is,its really 8 tracks of a band at their absolute creative peak!
Opening with 'Too Hot To Handle & Just Another Suicide' the lads show they've got this down pat stunning rocker followed by the commercial hook,how many band s would kill to be able to open their albums like this,the aforementioned tracks contain every UFO trade mark and for the last 30 years this album has been milked by many a band to develop their own career,Def Lepard anyone?,side one of the original vinyl closed with the stunning 'Try Me' with typical jaw dropping guitar solo from Michael Schenker and the anthemic 'Lights Out',(an interesting aside, in the booklet the ridiculous original review by Geoff Barton,3 stars and denigrating Try Me!!!!)
Side 2 opened with 'Gettin Ready' which should have ripped up the charts,im sure had Aerosmith/Van Halen/Kiss or Ted Nugent recorded it' america would have fallen to its knees,still,'Alone Again' is a faithful cover version then its back to the rock god arena with the excellent 'Electric Phase' and sublime 'Love To Love',really this is music to die for,had Zeppelin recorded the last two tracks we would have feted them for ever.
Bonus tracks : 4 decent live recordings including Love To Love and Try Me with Schenker manfully trying to reproduce the album solos in the live arena,on reflection this disc is so good that the live tracks aren't needed but a nice touch none the less,this is a must have disc.