DeGarmo & Key - Destined To Win: The Classic Rock Collection

Thursday 1st April 1993
DeGarmo & Key - Destined To Win: The Classic Rock Collection
DeGarmo & Key - Destined To Win: The Classic Rock Collection

STYLE: Rock
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8235-7988
LABEL: Forefront FFD3000
FORMAT: CD Album

Reviewed by Les M Wilkes

A compilation of DeGarmo and Key's best tracks spanning 13 years but including two brand new songs. The album is a brilliant collection, technically as perfect AOR as you're ever likely to hear. Both musicians are allowed to let rip with solos a plenty during which Dana Key's guitar is scintillating and Eddie DeGarmo's keyboard contribution is at times mind blowing. The album begins by launching into three chunky, full bodied rockers before going onto settle down, temporarily, with the somewhat gentler sound of "I'm Accepted", a song which reminds us that no matter what we're like or how often we might fail, we're still "accepted by the one who matters most", a track which I give a 'personal goosepimple factor' of 8/10. I often think that the banks of violins used in the right way with the right song adds a powerful extra dimension to a piece of music and DeGarmo and Key use this to great effect on several tracks including the moving ballad "Addey" (although here they sound distnctly synthesized) and most particularly the final song "Let The Whole World Sing" which has an absolutely irresistable chorus, concluding the album by rising to a crescendo of musical colour. Wild.

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