STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4412-4540 LABEL: IRS 21C013 FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Steve Best
After completeing the 'Strength' tour in 1986 with a couple of dates at Wembley Stadium as guests of Queen, the wheels appeared to fall off for the band. Internal problems due to a combination of family problems, management difficulties and (self-confessed) weaknesses led to a near-split. The resulting album in 1987, produced by John Porter, but remixed - with little or no involvement by band members - by David Leonard (although the Porter mixes appear here for the first time) had the potential to be patchy and, like the mood of the band, fractured. However, there are some notable gems such as "Rain In The Summertime", "One Step Closer To Home" and "Only Love Can Set Me Free", and the original Porter remixes sound more organic and in your face.
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out