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This One Rocks!
on 9 March 2017
I wanted to purchase this as "Unleashed In Japan" simply because it came with the live album as a bonus (and I simply love live albums!) - but the price was always high, or else the album itself, just wasn't available and, as I already owned the excellent "Hot Streak" album, I eventually succumbed to buying the single studio album - and WOW, what an album!
Well, when you have three talented players in Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy...what else would you expect? But this album fair explodes out of your speakers from the start with 5 straight rockers slowing down only for You Saved Me, to allow you to catch your breath before 2 more rockers hit you full on....this is a pure power display by a band as tight and cohesive as these three individuals should make up, but it's also the delivery of masterful songs that really does hit home. However, despite all of this it is simply 2 tracks - 1 x rocker in "Time Machine" and 1 x ballad in the beautiful "Damaged" that make this album a complete winner for me with Richie Kotzen still proving that he is one of the best vocalists around and yet still goes largely unrecognised this side of the Pond...!
If you like rock that hits you like a train, performed by some of the best musicians around, then buy this album - you will not be disappointed!