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Shaw Blades
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Shaw Blades
Title: Hallucination
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 3/14/1995
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Glam, Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624583523, 093624583547

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An Underrated Gem!!!!
Chris Bock | Wilmington, DE USA | 07/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm so glad I found this CD on! This had been stolen from me a few years ago and I've been searching for it in second hand CD stores and bargain bins rather than paying ful price again for it, but I miss the blend of meoldy and harmony that I have to give in and get it!
There is just an aura of good fun on this CD. It always seemed to me that Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw were just sitting across from each other smiling at how easy it seemed to do this. Like two old friends jamming on a porch to old Beatles tunes, such as the song "My Hallucination" mentions.
My personal favorite though was "This Is the End", The Doors had a morose and maudlin song of similar title and this song was such a contrast to me that it has always stuck with me. I got the feeling that eventhough they were saying goodbye, it wasn't the last we'd be hearing of them."
For any fan of Night Ranger
L. B. Ivarsson | Rock City | 03/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Tommy Shaw (Styx) got together and formed a super group under the name Damn Yankees, together with Ted Nugent. After two very good albums the band called it a day, but Shaw and Blades went on and recorded "Hallucination", a very strong album built on melodic (soft) rock á la Night Ranger. In my opinion this is a great album and the material is very strong, especially in the shape of "My hallucination", "I'll always be with you" and "Down that highway" to name a few. Blades and Shaw are clearly very talented song writers and on this album, they have combined the melody from Night Ranger with the harmony from Damn Yankees. You won't find any steamy rockers on this album but if you're a fan of Night Ranger, I'm sure you'll not be disappointed in this release. My advise is - Get it!"
Excellent! Great! And did I mention very melodic
Chris Cormier | canada | 03/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Why are there not more albums like this? It's like the good old days before mass marketing. The music speaks for itself - and these are mostly acoustic songs (apart from the excellent My Hallucination) - big production not needed. Every song has originality, insistent hooks, and a real emotional connection (or at least - well-faked sincerity). In my opinion, this is better than anything done by Styx since Paradise Theatre, or anything by Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, etc. (Though it's not a direct equation). The lyrics are heartfelt (especially in My Hallucination and the haunting Don't Talk To Me Anymore). The feel is relaxed, de-hyped, de-egoed, just music for its own sake. This is a one-off album, like Blue Jays or Travelling Wilburys. Sequel neither necessary nor desirable, but for one album, it's music heaven.