Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Balance / In for the Count
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Sigmund Ruud | Horten, Norway | 06/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two excellent albums on one CD! A real bargain! Balance would have deserved so much more attention! This band, with the powerful singer Peppy Castro and guitar genious Bob Kulick is AOR at its very best. Make no mistake about it! In my personal opinion the latter of the two, "In For The Count" will have to be my favourite. But why not grab both of them? Here's your chance! The entire Balance collection on 1 CD! Very good indeed. To sum this band up: Loverboy meets Toto meets FM. Could be worse, couldn't it?"
In for the Count
Linda Parrott | UK | 03/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first heard this product on cassette in the mid 80's I was astonished at the high quality of musicanship and songwriting of this hitherto unknown band (certainly unknown in the UK). Being a musician from this era I was delighted to see that the album has since been released on CD. It is a shame that this band does not reform - I am sure today's young musicians could learn a great deal relative to crafting a fine product of such excellence."
"Toto Jr." Has More Misses Than Hits (But Hits Are Catchy)
Barnaby Bye Brat | 02/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An early 80s Toto wannabe, Balance features fine LA-styled rock/pop musicianship, on-the-money singing/harmonizing, and tasty arrangements. Their short, well-crafted songs are succinct and hook-laden, but most of them miss being truly memorable. However, with songs like SLOW MOTION, HAUNTING, FLY THROUGH THE NIGHT, LOOKING FOR THE MAGIC and, best of all, the three minutes and thirty-seven seconds of driving pop confection called ON MY HONOR, Balance would do early Toto proud. (The bigger question: is there still a place for such middle-of-the-road professionalism in the recording business?)"