Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fire Still Burns
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
1996 reissue on Renaissance Records, a two-on-one disc featuring his EMI albums 'Russ Ballard' (1984) & 'The Fire Still Burns' (1985). Both are presented in their entirety & with the original cover art of each. A total of ... more »
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1996 reissue on Renaissance Records, a two-on-one disc featuring his EMI albums 'Russ Ballard' (1984) & 'The Fire Still Burns' (1985). Both are presented in their entirety & with the original cover art of each. A total of 16 tracks, including 'I Can't Hear You Now More' and 'Once A Rebel'.
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A bargain price for 2 of his best albums-a must for fans.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had both these albums on cassette when they were released in the mid 80's and had worn them out. Russ Ballard, the former Argent front man can certainly "hold his head up" with these two albums. A call it a mix of rock meets pop, very easy to listen to. Fantastic guitar and great drum perfectlty meet with Ballard's strong vocals. Just listen to Amazon's samples for a taste of what the rest of the songs are like. Honestly, there is not one bad song on this CD. The first 8 songs are from his self titled 1984 LP. My favories are Voices, Two Silhouettes, I can't hear you no more and Playing with fire. Then the last 8 tracks are from 1985's "The Fire Still Burns". My picks are Once a Rebel, Hey Bernadette, Searching and the Fire Still Burns. A special mention for the magnificent Time & Your Time is Gonna Come. Although seperate songs they are linked, like a mini epic. To have these on CD is a dream come true, but great for the budget that both are on one CD. I have wanted these for so long. As seperate CD's you would have to pay 3 times as much as they are imports. Thanks Amazon."
It's Not Just Voices I Hear...
Zagnorch | Terra, Sol System | 09/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was first exposed to Russ Ballard by his song Voices© on a local hard-rock station several years back. I rather enjoyed this track's sound and feel-- you know, the whole duality of man, and goin' schizo and all that rot-- and attempted to track down this particular cut on CD-Single (this was before I got into the whole MP3-Sharing-Over-The Internet thing). Following this vainglorious quest, I finally broke down and grabbed this double-album CD, all the while hoping that the one tune I wanted wasn't the only good song on it.Fortunately, I found most of his other musical pieces rather enjoyable and relaxing, which is especially therapeutic after a long hard day of work. Now what kinda tunage is to be expected from this quasi-obscure artist, you ask? Well, except for Voices©, most of Ballard's tracks don't sound all that much different from the usual mid-80s combo-Pop-and-Hard-Rock tunes that you'd've heard on rock radio back in the day. Basically, if you dig the works of Journey?, The Cars?, Toto?, or Foreigner?, you'll likely enjoy Russ Ballard's work as well. And if you don't-- well, I guess you'd best listen to something else......`Late"
Time can be cruel
L. B. Ivarsson | Rock City | 10/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Russ Ballard is a bit of Aldo Nova to me. I remember how much I used to play both these artist in my youth and I thought they played some of the greatest rock ever made. But as time goes on, your references are no longer the same and sometimes that result in a different feeling towards music from the past - especially when it's as time typical as in this case. Now, more than 15 years later I can still feel that songs like "I can't hear you no more", "In the night" (covered later on by Ace Frehley from Kiss), "Playing with fire", "The omen" and "Hey Bernadette" still touch me, due to their melodic and captivating style. But I think it has a lot to do with nostalgia. Once upon a time I wouldn't hesitate rating this (originally two separate LP's) with 5 stars, but today there can't be any higher than 3 stars."