Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Japanese Only Re-Release.
Japanese Only Re-Release.
Forerunners of Melodic Rock
susumu-5 | Japan | 04/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Trillion's debut in 1978 is too refined to be the debut. It is surely the masterpiece at the beginning of melodic rock era. They made progressive hard rock more palpable to ordinary music listeners. Their achievement can be compared to Kansas, Journey, Foreigner and Styx who then were running at the top of the game but Trillion was tragically underrated. This album was deleted for so long and left to be forgotten but thanks to Japanese music fans that want it back as CD form it was reissued in 1998 and both progressive and melodic rock fans can now enjoy it. Fergie Fredericksenfs high-toned voice gives this album fresh and feel-good atmosphere. My favorite tracks include catchy pop songs such as Give Me Your Money Money and Bright Night Lights. May As Well Go and Hand It To The Wind well represent the appeal of Fergiefs high-tone voice. Overall the album is lighter than TOTO's Isolation and Fergie's solo Equilibrium but as listenable as these melodic rock masterpieces. Too bad he soon left the band. Maybe the bands like Styx or Survivor might have given Fergie fuller opportunity. Since then he moved from one band after another such as Re Loux, Toto, and a number of solo works such as Equilibrium. This year his high-tone voice can be heard again in excellent manner in Jim Peterik/Joe Vana project MECCA due around May."
Trillion - self-titled (Sony) 3 1/2 stars
Mike Reed | USA | 02/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Originally saw the light of day in 1978, as this was the progressive arena rock band's first of two lp's. Kept hearing how critics and their label was expecting Trillion to become 'the next Boston'. Of course, this never happened. That's too bad because I sort of liked this long out-of-print album. Some of the tracks off this semi-over looked gem I remember the most were the catchy "Hold On", "May As Well Go" and the well written "Hand It To The Wind". Line-up: Dennis Frederickson-vocals & bells, Frank Barbalace-guitar & vocals, Ron Anaman-bass & vocals, Patrick Leonard-keyboards and Bill Wilkens-drums. If you like '70's bands such as Foreigner, Styx, Toto, Journey and Kansas then you might want to hunt down a copy of this co$tly import CD reissue. My only regret is a year after this record came out, Trillion played a low-dough show at a club in my hometown and I missed it. Assume they disbanded soon there after."
Darrin Matteson | 10/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An obscure late 70s hard rock band that featured Patrick Leonard (who later went on to produce Peter Cetera and Michael W. Smith among others) on keyboard and Toto's "Isolation" vocalist, Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen on vocals and tubular bells. Frederiksen's vocals are fantastic! The music sounds sort of like Styx meets Blue Oyster Cult. Well worth the money!"