|All Artists: House of Lords|
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Number of Discs: 1
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A good piece of work
sauerkraut | 10/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This second full-length album from House of Lords--Sahara--was released in 1990. It has ten tracks. One of these, "Can't Find My Way Home," is a rendition of a song from Blind Faith. All in all, this album's material is in a straight-ahead hard rock musical direction. There is solid songwriting, pleasing musicianship, and nice sound quality. Gregg Giuffria does not disappoint when it comes to his gratifying keyboard playing. James Christian does an effective job with his gravelly-voiced vocal delivery. The songs that I consider to be favorites are "Shoot," "Sahara," and "Remember My Name." The earnest, stately "Shoot" starts off with mysterious-sounding keyboard work from Giuffria. "Sahara" is a well-written, epic-sounding, regal composition; Giuffria provides majestic, tasteful keyboarding, the backing vocals are smooth and spirited, Ken Mary's drumming is enjoyable, and the song wraps up nicely with a well-crafted outro. The power ballad "Remember My Name" is attractive, and Christian supplies industrious singing. "American Babylon" is another example of a cut that I like--it is fun and sprightly, and Christian sings enjoyably. Even though the CD booklet does not have the song lyrics, a couple of color photos of the band are included; one of these is spread over two pages and is interesting. The disc is just over 44 minutes. Sahara is a recommendable album."
Best Follow-Up to an Impressive Debut
Kathryn Jordan | 05/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While most follow-up releases to a debut are not good, or are just average, SAHARA shines as a better follow-up to an impressive debut from House of Lords. This album contains several tracks -- "Chains of Love", "Can't Find My Way Home", and "Remeber My Name" -- that help give SAHARA."
A Second Great Album By House Of Lords
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 10/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"SAHARA is a second great album by House Of Lords. The first three songs, including a powerful cover of Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home", are great, and side two has the exceptional "Remember My Name" and "American Babylon." There is some filler, as on the debut, but the great songs are enough to make this a five-star album."