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Clear Approach Collector's Edition, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Special Edition

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  • Audio CD (4 July 2011)
  • Special Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Special Edition
  • Label: Rock candy
  • ASIN: B001MRS43K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,078 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Make Time For Love
  2. Love Me Anytime
  3. I Know The Feeling
  4. Make It Last Forever
  5. Promises
  6. Cities
  7. What Can You Do
  8. Clear Approach
  9. Wishing I Knew It All
  10. You Clown (Bonus Track)

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Format: Audio CD
this is the one album i would want to take on a desert island i had the original vinyl version and now have the fantastic rock candy reissue and never tire of the amazing vocals of thom griffin wrapped up in those incredible songs wonderful keyboards lush harmonies.seriously lovers of melodic rock this is the one!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9d4128e8) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
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HASH(0x9c6d1270) out of 5 stars T(h)rilling ! 26 Sept. 2000
By Troy - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Once upon a long ago, when i couldn't tell good music from a hole in the wall, i owned a copy of a compilation album introducing various artists and bands, one of which was called Trillion, performing a song entitled "Give me your money, honey". Little did i know that the singer on this particular track, Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (also appearing on Toto's "Isolation"), was to star on my all-time favorite album (Le Roux's "So fired up") a few years later, and that Trillion was about to release one of the greatest pomprock albums ever. These were among the acts that i learned about when i started to take an interest in the genre in the late 80's. Recently both Trillion albums were released on CD in Japan at a reasonable price, enabling me to do away with my worn out vinyl copies. Coincidence or not, with the replacing of Fergie Frederiksen by the equally gifted Thom Griffin the keyboard oriented AOR/poprock of their self-titled debut (1978) made way for a superlative brand of pomprock (transatlantic counterpart of the - mainly British - symphonic rock scene) on this second album. Trillion were made up of five outstanding musicians. Besides Griffin, who also played guitar, they included guitarist Frank Barbalace, bassist Ron Anaman, drummer/percussionist Bill Wilkins and piano/keyboard player Pat(rick) Leonard, who was to make a name for himself writing songs for (a.o.) material girl Madonna.
"Clear approach" (1980) features 9 fabulous songs that epitomize the term "classic rock", standing as proud today as when they were first recorded. They are not as intricately arranged as the work of Kansas in their prime, nor do they have a wall of sound like Boston, yet these are two bands that might best be cited as stylistic templates, along with a host of other names, most of which are as "obscure" as Trillion (Spy, Starcastle, Roadmaster, Styx, Chameleon, Zon). This album far surpasses their first outing. Gripping, mid-paced tracks like "Make time for love", "Promises" and "Make it last forever" alternate guitar oriented hard rocking passages with the same stunning keyboard themes and delicate piano parts that are found on balladesque songs like "Cities" and "Love me anytime". John Boylan's production allows for an amazing clarity of sound, Griffin's emotional vocal delivery is a balm for tormented souls such as myself (this creative writing course is really paying off...) and multilayered backing vocals feature in all the right places. To single out the best tracks would be as futile as resisting the Borg. Without exception their songs are bloody terrific and "built to last". This is melodic rock the way it was intended, and great for people who have a fetish for keys. To know Trillion is to love them, provided you haven't been skipping your music appreciation classes. Give them a try !
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c522324) out of 5 stars Another Gem 23 April 2002
By susumu-5 - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The biggest difference between Trillion's debut and Clear Approach is lead vocal was changed to Thom Griffin. Thom's vocal is softer and mellower than Fergie so the hard and prog edge was a bit off and more pop rock and melodic side of the band emerged. If you like 80's melodic rock giants such as Foreigner, Survivor, and Journey you can easily get into this one. Their dynamism has been excellently controlled and refined as you see in Make It Last Forever, Promises and Cities. They're long forgotten but former members such as Fergie Fredericksen and Thom Griffin will never let it continue. Both of Trillion singers will be back as they participate in grand rock project Mecca coming out really soon. And Thom Griffin will be back with his first solo Ambition.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c678b88) out of 5 stars No hits, just satisfaction! 10 May 2001
By T. Fountain - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I purchased Clear Approach (on vinyl) at my Army base PX back in 1980, just on a whim. I found it one of the most satisfying collections of light rock I've ever encountered. It is a pleasure to put this one on and just enjoy song after song. No big hits, no particular solo excess to anticipate, just well arranged, tightly played arrangements with decent lyrics and vocals and a refreshing lack of overproduced studio stuff - you can imagine hearing this band play in a small club and getting into the music. The interplay of bass, drum and then guitar at the start of "Make it Last Forever" sneaks up on you and hooks you into the beat. Just pop in the CD and enjoy!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c6c8510) out of 5 stars Great unknown band 10 Feb. 2000
By Rock Expert - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The 70's were a great time for music when all kind of bands got a shot at the big time. The late 70's gave Trillion a chance for two great lps. I bought the first one on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. This their second offering follows where the first one left off. Not as rockin as the first but better vocals and harmony. If you like Styx, Boston or maybe kansas this should do it for you. Enjoy.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d174c30) out of 5 stars Crown Jewel Of The 1980 Progressive Hard Rock 23 April 2005
By susumu-5 - Published on
Trillion is the obscure progressive rock band which made two excellent albums during their short activity during 1978 and 1980 but very unfortunate for not being able to score a huge hit like their contemporaries such as Boston, Toto, Styx, Foreigner, Journey and Survivor. Their debut featured high-toned vocalist Fergie Frederiksen known as Toto vocalist in Isolation album. After Fergie left the band, Thom Griffin took the lead. His voice is not as high-toned as Fergie but wide-ranged vocal really fit for power ballad as shown in the title track CLEAR APPROACH. MAKE TIME FOR LOVE shows the catchy opener while MAKE IT LAST FOREVER signifies their progressive rock roots. CITIES is dynamic power pop STYX and SURVIVOR might be well capable of. Trillion works had been long forgotten until Japanese music label uncovered them as Toto vocalist of Isolation Fergie Frederiksen's earlier work. Since the reissue of 1997 music fans young and old can finally reach such magnificent rock masterpiece and became spread world wide because of recent melodic rock market in Europe and Japan. If you like power pop and melodic rock during late 1970s to early 1980s represented by masterpieces by TOTO, FOREIGNER, JOURNEY, REO SPEEDWAGON, BOSTON, STYX and SURVIVOR, this work is essential and you will definitely love it. Or if you like Mecca having both the first and second vocalist of Trillion and recent Jim Peterik project Pride of Lions you can never live without.

Recommended for wide range of pop rock fans young and old.
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