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5 stars Alan Parsons has been involved with this band since his first solo record "Tales Of Mystery and Imagination". The colour and style of this album is different than "Life Beyond L.A" because of the lack of hit tracks. The only hit track of this album is the one that got them on the map, titled "Nice, Nice, Very Nice", a soft rock piece and a very well written and well structure piece on the album. However with Alan Parsons engineering, do you think that's the best this album can get? If you do, then you'll be mistaken, the amount of creativity and Alan Parsons magic found on this gem is staggering. Songs like "Time Waits For Noone", "Holding Onto Yesterday", "Make Us All Aware", and "Mama Frog" are the key hard hitters on this wonderful album. The singing from David Pack and Joe Puerta is just tonally beautiful, Joe's bass playing on the album is very technical and well written, Christopher North is masterful behind the keys, and Burleigh Drummond is a very good drummer who con clearly play all the odd times on Mama Frog. The orchestration on the album is unbelievable, the narration on Mama Frog and the bass undertones send chills up your spine. Just for Mama Frog alone, this album deserves a 4 Star review, but there are a lot of great pieces on this album. "World Leave Me Alone", "Lover Arrive" and "Drink Of Water" are nice soft songs with great hooks, good playing, and of course unbelievable vocals.

My conclusion is, this is a fairly underrated album, the vocals are gorgeous, the keyboards are strong and well played, and the songwriting is top notch. What's not to like about this album? Whatever anyone sees, I can't see it, this album is beyond amazing.

Zoltanxvamos | 5/5 |


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