Initially issued in 1982, Sheriff's debut album failed to ignite the public's consciousness. Sure, it was a fine record with all the accoutrements expected of such work but the bands appeal was severely dented by inadequate promotion and a crowded market place. Amazingly, in 1989 DJ started spinning the power Ballad 'When I'm With You', a song that quickly gained momentum at virtually every radio station resulting in a US #1 hit single. This was a unique and totally over-whelming event and one that made everyone reassess the Sheriff album in an entirely new light.
Pompous and grandiose, Sheriff's style is perfectly in alignment with all the great AOR bands of the early 80s, offering up huge hooks, ripping guitar work and killer keyboard arrangements. The icing on the cake, however, is Freddy Curci's amazing vocals, a man blessed with a range that evokes the greatest work of Freddy Mercury and Steve Perry..