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Strange Frontier
Roger Taylor
Strange Frontier
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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1996 reissue on Parlophone, the CD debut of the Queendrummer's 1984 solo album for the Nightjar label. 10 tracks,including covers of Bruce Springsteen's 'Racing In TheStreet' & Bob Dylan's 'Masters Of War'.

      
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All Artists: Roger Taylor
Title: Strange Frontier
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 5/14/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724383820221

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1996 reissue on Parlophone, the CD debut of the Queendrummer's 1984 solo album for the Nightjar label. 10 tracks,including covers of Bruce Springsteen's 'Racing In TheStreet' & Bob Dylan's 'Masters Of War'.

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CD Reviews

Taylor is a great artist in his own right
Gary Selikow | Great Kush | 11/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was Roger Taylor's best solo album and proves him as a great artist in his own right , with his rock rhythms which should appeal to any lover of rock.
Sort of a combination of Smokey and Bruce Springsteen.
My personal favourites are
The angry rocker -Man On Fire , which tells of alienation and frustration.

Strange Frontier - intelligent lyrics combined with perfect synthesis of different tempos merging into one another.
Strange Frontier tells of dangerous times and living through them.
"Take your children while you can
But there's nowhere you can run
No more tears and no more fun".

And the ballad Beautiful Dreams

Taylor's version of the Dylan hit Master Of War.

Taylor certainly should built up his own fan base , with his own special style."
Three and one-half stars
S. R. | 10/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"i picked this vinyl up at its release and played it very little. It didn't seem to move me too much. Recently while transferring my Vinyl to digital I got the chance to hear it again "for the first time". It's really a fine effort. Taylor leans heavily on synth and programming but never fails to let the silicon chips block out the soul. We even get to hear a bit of Brian May guitar. Lush in its production Taylor layers his sound so well it still sounds pretty fresh today amid all the synth drums, sound swells and blips and bleeps from the synths. All is not perfect however, some melodies fall flat ("beautiful dreams") and Springsteen's "Racing in the Streets" lays flacid, but alas this is not a top choice Springsteen song to cover. High spots are..."Man on Fire" "I cry for You" "Masters of War" and the hauntingly beautiful "Killing Time". Taylor was indeed ahead of his time. At least he was on my timepiece."