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2 stars Late 86. Discussion between two kids while listening to Power :

- "Wow, man, this is the best Survivor album to date !" - "It's not Survivor" - "What ? It's not Survivor ? It's REO Speedwagon ?" - "No" - "So it's Journey with a new singer ?" - "No. It's Kansas" - "Kansas ? You're kiddind me, dude !" - "No, look, it's written on the cover" - "Yes, you're right. Can't believe it."

Steve Walsh has returned, bringing Steve Morse from the Dixie Dregs, a band that you would not describe as commercial. So why does it result in this desperately average AOR album ? Power ? Maybe. Soul and musical integrity ? I don't see much.

To be honest, there is a quite good instrumental -"Musicatto"- that can remind you of old days. But, as a symbol of lost spirit, you can't find credits for the composers of this one on the cover. The following track -"Taking in the View"- is a nice ballad. Everything else is, let's say, effective : you can possibly like it but it's everything except unforgettable.

I read somewhere that this album was a commercial bid, which is justice considering so many talents to the service of a bad cause. They should have called it Soldiers of Fortune.

Bupie | 2/5 |


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