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Prisoners In Paradise

24 Sept. 1991 | Format: MP3

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By the time this album was released in 1991, `the band Europe' were off the radar in UK chart terms. Out of This World, whilst containing some fantastic guitar playing from Kee Marcello and completely burying the notion that Europe were a one-song, one-album band, was never going to replicate the success of its predecessor. A song as big and successful as The Final Countdown paradoxically hurts the artist responsible in the long-run: it becomes too synonymous and too much of a straightjacket. Record executives aren't so rational in their analysis however. If you have a record which goes multi-platinum and then two years later one that yields comparatively low sales, by the same band, they see it as a failure. As such, Europe were forced to ditch the initial ideas for what became Prisoners in Paradise, and were sent down a more `commercially-friendly' path. The result is not as bad as it sounds it might be. The sound is definitely a notch further `Americanised' than on TFC or OOTW - bringing in Beau Hill (Ratt) as producer and collaborating with Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Kiss) would have that effect. Opener All or Nothing is reminiscent of Bon Jovi, and Whitesnake's late 80s albums had clearly been absorbed by those concerned. The Bon Jovi influence is perhaps a little too evident on the title track with `Julie and Jimmy' being directly descended from Livin' On A Prayer's `Gina and Tommy'. That's what the execs wanted though... Overall, the sound is bigger and more epic than anything Europe had previously released. Kee Marcello's guitar playing shines through once again. His `euphoric' sound being evident throughout. Tracks like Halfway to Heaven, I'll Cry for You and Talk to Me really do showcase one of Europe's greatest guitar players - continent-wise that is.Read more ›
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By Brit Boy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 July 2008
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I own all of Europe's studio albums, from their self entitled debut from 1984 to 2012's 'Bag Of Bones' release. Whilst I do enjoy their new material, their first four albums will always be my favourites, the Swedish band have recorded some brilliant songs over the years, far better than their signature hit 'The Final Countdown', which wasn't even one of their best tracks at the time of it's 1986 release.

For me, 'Prisoners In Paradise' is Europe's best album. Released in 1991, it didn't quite make in the impact that it should have done in the charts, although it did scrape the lower regions of the UK's top 75. However, every song is an absolute gem, the album might have marked the end of Europe until they released their 2004 comeback album, but it was a brilliant release to depart on. A real high quality melodic hard rock album, combing some brilliant ballads and radio friendly songs with rarely any cheese (unlike a few that can be found on 'The Final Countdown' album). I regard the title track as one of the band's greatest songs, it's certainly my favourite. Then again, I think that you can just about listen to every track on 'Prisoners In Paradise' again and again and know you've stumbled onto a winner. Other standouts include 'Girl from Lebanon' and 'Homeland'.

If you are only looking for just one studio album by Europe during their first time around as chart musicians, be sure to buy this one. It's simply an overlooked classic!
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europe, or more importantly joey tempest is without a doubt one of the most underrated singer/songwriters in hard rock history. this album was a 4 star affair until this re-release, it's quite simply worth an extra star and buying again for "government man" - an incredible song, similar to other cult europe classics as "break free" and "yesterdays news". "long time comin'" ain't bad either but the afore mentioned track tops off an album full of top rock songs such as "all or nothing", "halfway to heaven" and power ballads "i'll cry for you" and "homeland". this album will also appeal to rock fans who appreciate a toch of blues (and class!) with songs like the title track, "mind in the gutter" and once again "homeland". it's also europe's heaviest album since "wings of tomorrow" with hard rockers like "seventh sign", "bad blood" and "girl from lebannon". but all the way through the rock, blues and power ballads the album never loses the catchy, uplifting melodies that is joey tempest... oh, and europe!
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Before their split this was my favourite album from Europe!

All the tracks are good entertaining songs and the title track adds a master touch to the entire CD. All or nothing, Halfway to Heaven, Talk to me and Girl from Lebanon are good fun. This album contains the most sing-along tunes of any rock album during the 80's and 90's.

I'll cry for you is one of their best ballads. This is album is a great addition to any rock fan's collection!
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The quality of my CD is not so good anymore as I have played this to death. I love this album with the Europe sound! Ironically I hated "The Final Countdown" but love all the stuff on here. Every song is a classic to me and I love to sing along in the car now! Highly produced and a classic in its time it is a shame it didn't do very well in terms of sales but it is well worth purchasing - even if only for the cool cover! My next favourite is "Start From The Dark" which I feels picks up a little of this sound and propels it forward. This album proves that Europe are a top band!
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