It’s really such a complete track, so rich!
Some soulful guitars, easy going piano and backing organ and smoothly sung vocals makes this a well rounded finish to yet another strong release for Europe.
It’s funny, that there seems to still be a sad stigma associated with the band in certain markets and I don’t get it, as the European – No pun intended – market has accepted the ‘new’ Europe, if you will. What is really sad is that no one in America seems willing to fly the flag for the band. The radio stations here play the same old four songs, ‘Final Countdown,’ ‘Carrie,’ ‘Cherokee’ and ‘Rock the Night.’ Satellite stations aside, the FM rock stations – As per is the norm here. – will only play the old classic hits by 80’s bands, totally overlooking some great new material from many acts from that era.
Europe is another act that clearly gets put in that category.
Do I sound like I’m having a moan, because yes I am! Radio controllers across the US need a serious kick up the rear end, to maybe be a little more open minded and seriously, more up to date!
These are after all THE ‘classic rock’ bands that make their bread and butter and they choose to ignore where these acts are today, some of whom are playing their finest material ever!
This is a great hard melodic rock album folks, do yourselves a favour and go and get yourself a copy.
This is NOT the ‘Final Countdown’ style of music, Europe still has their lighter very melodic moments, but boy do these guys rock better than ever today!
Rating: 4.75 out 5