Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Stuart M. Tysinger | Johnson City, TN | 06/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Valentine is Awesome!! This cd is very hard to find since it was on the Giant label. I consider this an AOR/Melodic Metal masterpiece. They sound like a heavier version of Journey. They later became Open Skyz but it is not as good as this. The songs I like are: Tears In The Night, Running On Luck Again, No Way & Where Are You Now. If you don't have it get it while you can!"
Excellent Melodic Rock Album
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 04/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Valentine is the first album to feature vocalist extraordinaire and utter Steve Perry disciple Hugo. Very much a product of its time, Valentine's style was like a (slightly) harder rocking version of Journey, and was similar to other AOR/melodic rock bands of that time like Giant and Bad English.
Valentine's self-titled debut album featured 11 tracks of melodic rock with plenty of keyboards, guitar hooks, and of course Hugo's soaring emotional vocals. It may be a bit ballad heavy for some tastes, but there are still quite a few rocking moments on the album.
Aside from a song on the soundtrack to the movie Don't Tell Mom the babysitter's Dead, this CD is the only Valentine material available. Hugo & company would resurface later as Open Skyz, a less rocking, but still quite good AOR band that recorded a single album. Hugo would go on to launch a successful (for this type of music) solo career. His debut solo album contains songs that were intended for a second Valentine release, so it is worth checking out for that reason alone.
David H. Rees | Penygraig,South Wales,UK | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At the end of the glam pop/rock era this album has to go down as one of the finest pieces of music that has ever been wrote.You have got keyboards to the max,crunching guitars and sublime vocals.I have to say that this is in my top 5 albums of all time,just a shame they only made the one album."