The Alarm - Eye Of The Hurricane

Wednesday 2nd January 2002
The Alarm - Eye Of The Hurricane
The Alarm - Eye Of The Hurricane

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

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.

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Sample Track Listing:
2. Newtown Jericho [Listen]
3. Rain In The Summertime [Listen]
14. Only Love Can Set Me Free [Listen]
17. Elders And Folklore [Listen]

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