Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A must-have for any Alan Parsons Project fan, especially if
Frank Di Maria | Philadelphia, PA USA | 05/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As the title might suggest, Ive been an APP fan for quite a while now, almost 15 years, though for whatever reason Keats had escaped my attention until just a few months ago. This APP spin-off band produced I believe only this album, bearing the same name as the group, but it was a memorable effort to say the least. AP-Project stalwarts Ian Bairnson, Colin Blunstone, David Paton and Stuart Elliott teamed up for a collection of 80s pop-style tunes very reminiscent of the sound on APP albums Ammonia Avenue and Vulture Culture. Eric Woolfson had, as I understand it, little to no creative input on the album, and Andrew Powell wasnt anywhere near it, so the symphonic orchestral sections APP fans are used to are also absent. Most of the songs have the distinctive synths/guitars sound so often associated with 1980s pop (APP fans: think "Prime Time", "Dont Answer Me", "The Traveller"), and as a child of the decade, I loved this album immediately =). The album is chock full of clever, catchy melodies that make you feel like you just turned back the clock 20 years, with songs like "Heaven Knows", "Walking on Ice", and clear-cut triumphs "Turn Your Heart Around" and "Fight To Win". Just TRY listening to either song and not have it stick in your head for hours!
This album would have certainly had more chart-busters had the band been more well-known. There were a few disappointments, "How Can You Walk Away" comes across as goofy and almost annoying, and I do miss the Woolfson/Powell orchestral element. Still this album comes in at a solid 4 stars and as a permanent addition to my collection. Fellow Projectologists - *definitely* worth a look-see!"
Excellent album, but one song's been replaced!
Jon Remy | DFW, TX USA | 11/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had the original Keats cassette back in the early 80s. After replacing the cassette with the CD, I notice that one song had been replaced with "Hollywood Heart." I can't remember the name right now of the song that was replaced, but this CD is definitely not the "original" lineup of songs with "Hollywood Heart" included. Gosh, I wish I could remember the name of the song that "Hollywood Heart" replaced. Anyway, if you never bought the original, you'll never know any differently. Anyway, I love anything that Alan Parsons produces, not to mention his own album. You might want to buy this album because it may go out of print soon!"
Keats Kinda Kool
Janet L. Hill | FLORIDA | 08/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the finest CD's ever produced. Keats' sound is a totally dream-like,mystical-surreal sound. Their songs , if you like Alan Parsons, will find you to be a devotee of this CD. "Here Comes the Avalanche" adds to a theme to this disk. Listening to this song,one cannot get enough of their unique sound."