Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
OUCH! is accurately titled.
BD | 12/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The fourth release from this great prog-pop band hits a wake in the Lake. Gone are keyboardists Geoff Peacey and Detlef Petersen, who wrote nearly all the music (with James Hopkins-Harrison's lyrics) for the first three great albums, and their void is reflected here. While Ouch! is certainly not bad, in fact a few of the tunes such as Celebrate are actually pretty good, what's missing are the memorable hooks, nuances and counterpoints of Mssrs. Peacey and Petersen, not to mention their absolutely amazing keys and synth work. Guitarist Alex Conti also left during production of this album, and it all went downhill from there. The last gasp of the remnants of the premiere late seventies line-up of this outstanding band. Get it if you must, but don't bother with anything after this."
Ouch! Feels Good.
W.G. Ellis | Haverhill, MA | 04/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Lake's fourth American release and in my opinion is their best. Great melodies, great producton, great vocals and really nice guitar playing. I discovered Lake many years ago when I bought their first album with the picture of the cat in the sink. It was a pleasant surprise and I've been a fan ever since. Do yourself a favour and buy this album and discover what so many have missed and some of us have known for years...Lake is a very good band that never got their due. Although I hate comparisons because each band is good in their own rights... Think of Crosby, Stills, and Nash with a rockier edge and tighter instumentality."
Another Great Album by Lake
BD | 09/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's a shame Lake didn't get wider recognition than they did. This is their fourth US release and despite the substantial personel changes in the band on this album, I couldn't tell the difference. (And I'm a 25 year long Lake fan) Vocalist/Composer James Hopkins-Harrison, Guitarist Alex Conti and Drummer Dieter Ahrendt return from the original incarnation of the group, augmented with some new German talent who all help in assist in the composing department. The sound of the album is great, produced by James William Guercio (of Chicago fame) it is as tight and well balanced as their previous albums. If you've enjoyed any of Lakes other albums, you won't be disappointed by this one. If you're new to the group, order this one plus the "Lake/Paradise Island" CD (a dual release of their first and third albums)and you'll get a whole lot of great Lake for a real bargin price. This is well crafted, melodic yet sophisticated 70's music at it's best. Get these CD's while you still can."