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One of the better post-Schenker UFO albums
on 27 December 2013
This album certainly has its moments, but overall for me it's a band still trying too hard to replace the class that Schenker's playing brought to previous albums and including Americanisms in lyrics ('parking lot' etc) to garner Stateside appeal. A nice blend of hard rocking (if sometimes slightly unoriginal) tunes and as you'd expect high quality ballads, but not an essential purchase. The live bonus tracks are very rough - vocals are weak and the guitar playing is ordinary; Strangers in the night this is not. UFO could cut it live with Schenker but were struggling somewhat to gel as a unit with the new line up. That's fair enough, but as a purchaser...proceed with caution, this was a lineup who were very much a 'work in progress'.