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CD reissue of this 1983 debut album from the Swedish melodic Hard Rockers who are best remembered for their 1986 worldwide smash 'The Final Countdown'. Nine tracks.

      
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All Artists: Europe
Title: Europe
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1989
Re-Release Date: 3/17/2009
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Glam, Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140509320

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CD reissue of this 1983 debut album from the Swedish melodic Hard Rockers who are best remembered for their 1986 worldwide smash 'The Final Countdown'. Nine tracks.

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Great debut
scottydog | USA | 01/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Released in 1983, I've had this album since 1989, when it was first relased in the US, and I've never lost interest. "Europe" captures the band at the start of their career when they were young and naive, and closest to their Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy influenced roots. Ahh, the innocence of youth. This album was recorded in just 2 weekends which is the strength (and weakness) of the recording.

I often think of this album as the little brother to "Wings of Tomorrow". The music has good live energy and sounds very honest and uncompromised, while not having quite the same feeling of accomplishment that would've been provided by a more expensive studio production.

All 9 songs are great. "Seven doors hotel" is reason enough to buy this disc. Long before the world outside of Sweden and Japan discovered the band, this song was a major hit in Japan and remains a classic to this day. The ballads "The King will return" and "Words of wisdom" have much depth and charm. "Boyazont" is a great instrumental and example of why John Norum is one of the most underrated guitarist in the history of rock.

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Yes this is the same Europe that wrote the notorious 'F' son
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 01/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The review by Darth Kommisar pretty much sums up this release. Anybody who actually likes 80's hard rock should own this album as at this point Europe were really in their own little world. They may have loved Thin Lizzy but this release has a teutonic grandiose sound that Lizzy just wouldn't of done.

Memories is right up there as one of the tremendous rock songs about lost opportunities. Seriously, anyone over the age of 14 or so should be able to relate to this song as it's so universal. Paradize Bay - the music and the lyrics sound like they should be two different songs. Whatever Joey Tempest was drinking at the time he wrote these lyrics I want some, it should NOT work but it does.

Of course this is a debut effort and thre are some creaky bits. But I can forgive it all as a guilty pleasure, and John Norums Boyazont is not the low point that many instrumentals are. In fact to me it's one of the highlights of the album. And also shows why he won best guitarist in the competition that saw Europe get the funding for this, their debut effort."
Maybe 3.5 stars
Daniel Siconnelli | Beneath the Bermuda Triangle | 08/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The production, the composition, the lyrics. Everything is better on Wings of tomorrow. I would have given even a 4 stars but Wings is so much better.

A must for a fan. I like it very much in fact, but I got the feeling I will listen to Wings much mor often."