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3.44 | 132 ratings

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2 stars This album is almost as disappointing as the tour it came from. I saw the original U.K. lineup at the Boston concert that was used for a few different releases (from a radio broadcast), and caught this group when they opened for Jethro Tull. Like night and day.

First, the new material. Neither Night After Night or As Long As You Want Me Here are very interesting songs. They sound like Asia material. Night After Night sounds like they tried to spice it up by moving a few beats off the rhythm. Sorry, it's not enough to save this dog. And on As Long As You Want Me Here, Eddie Jobson adds some dissonance to an otherwise boring keyboard riff. Yawn.

As for the rest, the live performances show what this group was lacking. Without Holdsworth's guitar, the songs all sound somewhat empty. Sorry Eddie, Keith Emerson, you're not.

Evolver | 2/5 |


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