Great 80's Feel Good Record
D. Graham | 08/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD! A great collection of fun, feel-good, singalong songs that you're sure to like if you want to listen to something other than the doom and gloom "I hate my parents and my life sucks and I'm such a victim so feel sorry for me, boo hoo hoo" that has dominated most records released in the last 15 years. This is definitely NOT one of those records!
First the bad news. I'd give this release 5 stars if it weren't for the 2 filler songs, Sleeping with You and Life in the Real World, both of which seem out of place. The only other downside to this record is the ballad When I Look Into Your Eyes. While this song isn't bad it's a little too sappy for my taste.
The good news is that rest of the record is just awesome! Reach For the Sky and Rock You Tonight are the heaviest songs and great rocking 80s-style anthems. Except for Hold the Dream, the rest of the record is fun and upbeat with songs that will lift your spirits and that you just can't help but sing along to.
Hold the dream is a more melow inspiration song but sounds good and is still enjoyable.
All-in-all, a solid release. While it has a couple of weak songs, the rest of the record is certainly worth the price. Detractors always criticize this style of music as immature and cheesy because it isn't "serious" and doesn't make social or political statements. That's exactly what I like about this record! If you're not in the mood to contemplate the meaning of life or lick the wounds of your victimness, then you can't go wrong with Hold Your Fire!"
Hold Your Fire is a must-have for any Firehouse fan!!
Vader | 01/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After 14 years, this album is still getting rotation in my cd player. I love the speed of "Reach for the Sky" and it's catchy rhythms. My favoirte song from this album would have to be "When I Look Into Your Eyes" and "Hold The Dream". I like the song "Sleeping with you". Firehouse delivered another successful album and another top five single with "When I look into your Eyes". This is a great album and a must-have for any Firehouse fan!!!