Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Eye of the Storm
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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BETTER THAN THEIR FIRST, AND THAT WAS GREAT
Eric J. Weik | Dyersburg, TN | 03/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Storm's first cd, was great ( 4 1/2 stars), and their second, is even better. This group does Journey better than Journey does Journey. Kevin voice has more soul than either Steve in Journey. Greg, Journey's orginal keyboardist, has only gotten better with age. And guitarist Jose, plays with the same passion as Neal of Journey. Maybe Journey needs to listen to the Storm, to remember how to play and to put fun back into their music, something than been missing since Frontiers.
The cd starts out rockin with Don't Give Up, and never really lets up. I Want to be the One, has a familiar ring to it, like sitting down and listening to an old friend. A lot of the songs are this way, leaving you feeling pumped up and ready to go. Waiting for the World to Change, To Have and to Hold, What ya Doing Tonight, and Long Time Coming, are as beautiful as any Journey song. With Long Time Coming, being the first song in years to give me goosebumps, the song really has power and soul behind it. Livin' it UP, and Give Me Tonight, are Gregg's finest, better than any thing he has done with Sanatana, Journey, solo, or with the Storm.
This cd is really worth checking out, it's a shame they only had two cds. And both cds, were awesome. I can't wait to check out their new project TWO FIRES."
The greatest album you never heard
Christopher L. Behr | Starkville, Mississippi United States | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm an old dude, old enough to remember being blown away by discovering The Who on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS-TV, The Doors on The Ed Sullivan Show and hearing Cream play "Sunshine of Your Love" for the first time on AM radio in 1967. I've heard a lot of music over a lot of years, and I'm here to tell you that THIS is one of the best records ever made.
The first time I heard this, I was stunned. The first two songs, "Don't Give Up" and "Waiting for the World to Change," will amaze you, and you WILL be toggling back and forth from the Volume to Replay controls, which is actually a pity because this will delay your hearing "To Have and to Hold," "In the Soul of a Man" and "Long Time Coming." These guys "out-Journeyed" Journey and underline the fact that even though Jonathan Cain is a fantastic songwriter and fabulous keyboard player, Journey was never the same after Gregg Rolie's departure.
Speaking of Gregg Rolie brings to mind my only quibble with this album: there isn't enough of him! Yeah, he provides great vocals, songwriting and gorgeous synthesizer pads, but no solos. As a keyboard player myself, I can testify that Gregg Rolie is one of the greatest and most influential musicians in rock and I would love to hear him PLAY more, but the format of this album (like all Journey albums) is guitar-dominated, so c'est la vie.
In conclusion, BUY THIS ALBUM! It's a travesty that this is out of print and the current asking prices I've seen here are high, but IT'S WORTH IT! Wonderful vocals, great songwriting and stellar musicianship: this album has it all. I'd give it SIX stars if I could."
As good as it gets
Audiophile | Johannesburg, South Africa | 01/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Storm's first album is truly excellent and this album is even better. An excellent, solid rock album with great guitar licks and soaring ballads. If you're a fan of bands like Giant, Steelheart, Hardline etc. I wholeheartedly recommend this and The Storm's other (first) album. Get it while you still can, it will most definitely not disappoint, nor will any Gregg Rolie album."