Overshadowed by its predecessor...
quietapocalypse | Akron, OH USA | 08/31/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This album is overshadowed by the previous REO album, the much more powerful "Ridin the Storm Out." It is the second of three CD's with lead singer Mike Murphy (the third album, "This Time We Mean It" was never released on CD and is no longer available on vinyl or cassette). Murphy is a strong lead singer, but if you didn't like "Ridin'..." you won't like this either.The tracks are not particularly memorable, except for the title track (also available on "Decade of Rock and Roll") and perhaps one or two others. I find when I listen to this CD that I gravitate toward track 2 "Throw the Chains Away", track 5 the title track, and track 10 "I'm feeling good." The bottom line is this: of the 20 or so REO discs I own, this is the one that gets the least playing time. If you're an REO collector like me, you'd better get this one before it's completely out of print. If not, this is probably the last REO disc you'd want to buy."
Great 70's Rock Music
Revvvdup | AZ, USA | 08/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love all the REO albums that featured Mike Murphy. This was one of my all time favorite records back when I was in high school. I still enjoy this album. The songs are up beat and I think it's good party music. When Kevin got back into the band I was really disappointed, but I did get used to him. I'm not knocking Cronin, but I came to know REO with Murphy. I'm glad to see they have re-released this CD with Riding the Storm Out on a double CD which I just purchased."
My Favorite Michael Murphy REO disc
Steve A | Somewhere In Rhode Island | 02/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite REO albums so I totally disagree with the other reviews...songs like the mighty "Down By The Dam"...the long classic title track "Lost In A Dream" are REO classic's in my opinion. Throw in the smooth "Give Me A Ride (Roller Coster) the rockin' "Throw The Chains Away" and the rest of the songs that have a kind of funky bluesy rock vibe and this album is a winner. The album just has a great flow to it that makes you want to play it all the way through. I still like the great REO Speedwagon debut and REO "TWO" a little better but to me "Lost In A Dream" is one of REO's best."