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This review is from: Giuffria/Silk & Steel (Audio CD)
Having convinced everyone that he was reforming Angel,so much so that one magazine ran a front page cover 'The Bands That Wouldnt Die' featuring Angel,it was a major surprise(and slight disappointment) when Gregg Giuffria released his new album under his own moniker.However any lingering disapointment was swept away the moment you heard the album,absolute class.
This package brings both albums 'Giuffria' (1984) & 'Silk and Steel' (1986) together with 24 page booklet and poster in a sturdy box,the packaging and extra's are fine but its the music that counts so....
GIUFFRIA : A stunning 10 track collection, glorious pop rock veering towards AOR,the most obvious comparisons would be JOURNEY (Do Me Right/Call To The Heart),FORIEGNER 'Out Of The Blue) and ANGEL (Dance),in truth these are only small comparisons ,this was a real band and their own sound comes across loud and clear on a track such as 'Lonely in Love'.Just to mix it up a couple of rockers are thrown in of which 'Line of Fire' is reminiscent of Y&T.Finally Gregg get to mess with us via the slightly disconcerting 'The Awakening' which wouldnt have sounded out of place on the s/t to Nightmare on Elm Street.
This is a 5 star album make no mistake,the star of the show,not Giuffria but the under rated David Glen Eisley on vocals.
SILK & STEEL : As the title suggests the band tried to balance out between the softer rock and heavy rock,side 1 on the vinyl holding the pop rock/AOR moments while side 2 the rockier side to the band.Despite losing guitarist Craig Goldy and bassist Chuck Wright,newcomers Lanny Cordola(guitar) and David Sykes (bass) fitted in effortlessly with Alan Krigger remaining on drums.
The follow up disc carried on from where the debut left off,classy pop metal with AOR tones majestic tracks such as 'No Escape' & 'Love You Forever' alongside rockers like 'Radio' and 'Lethal Love',special mention for the superb 'Dirty Secret' which is sustained by a funky bassline,great stuff.
This disc has a bonus track 'Say It Aint True' which was on the soundtrack to some long forgotten movie (GOTCHA!).
a fabulous set,if found at a decent price is well worth investing in,5 stars all round.