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Four Winds
Tangier
Four Winds
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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All Artists: Tangier
Title: Four Winds
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 6/19/1989
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075679125125

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Solid southern-sounding melodic rock
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 04/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Originally released in 1989, Four Winds was the debut album by hard rockers Tangier. You wouldn't know it by Tangier's bluesy, Southern fried rock & roll (not to mention the Young Guns attire they're sporting on the album cover), but the band actually hails from New Jersey. The band took the basic melodic hard rock style that was so popular at the time and gave it a Southern edge, much like Tora Tora and to a lesser extent Baton Rouge. I'm also reminded a bit of Jon Butcher, but that's mostly due to Bill Mattson's midrange vocals. What Four Winds lacks in originality, it more than makes up for with its upbeat, rockin' sound.

This probably isn't anything you haven't heard before, but if you're into late 80's to early 90's hard rock, chances are you'll enjoy this one. If you like what you hear, be sure to pick up the band's second (and final) album Stranded.

NOTE: Wounded Bird reissued Four Winds in 2008. Like all Wounded Bird reissues, it has not been digitally remastered, nor does it have any bonus material. It's great to see this forgotten album back in print, but if you already own the 1989 version there's no need to replace it."
Great Lost Classic Finally Comes Out On CD
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 05/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tangier's FOUR WINDS is a great lost classic which has finally gotten the reissue treatment it deserves. I originally got it on cassette as a gift for the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, and the album rocks as much today as it did in 1989, when I listened to it on a weekend trip to tune out someone who said negative things about a friend of mine from camp (according to Jewish law, you're not supposed to listen to slander and gossip, so this reissue is a big help to tuning such loshon hora, or "evil tongue", out, just as the tape was 20 years ago). This album juxtaposes Bill Mattson's Lou Gramm/Paul Rodgers-style vocals, Doug Gordon's Southern-rock-influenced lead guitar, and a rhythm section that kicks with the energy of the best 70s rock. I think this reissue is long overdue, and hopefully the band will get back together for a new CD and tour."
MAGNIFICENT ALBUM
Banca COMERCIALA Romana | ROMANIA | 03/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TANGIER IS ONE OF THE GREATEST HARD ROCK BANDS FROM THE LATE 80'S . BLUESY ROCK'N' ROLL INFLUENCES MAKE THIS RECORD SOUND AMAZING . HEARTFUL VOCALS , GREAT GUITARISTS AND GOOD PRODUCTION MAKES FROM THIS ALBUM A MASTERPIECE ! IT'S A MUST FOR EVERY GREAT WHITE FANS ! ENJOY IT !"