|All Artists: Siren|
Title: All Is Forgiven
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Style: Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042283677616, 042283677623, 042283677647
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All Is forgiven
M. K. Marlowe | North-East | 07/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was an album that went un-noticed by most. If you were lucky enough to hear it, most would agree it was a fine first effort by this rock band. And even though few did notice the album, the courts did I,m told make them change their name to "Red Siren" , as the name "Siren" had already been claimed by another group. I did not get the chance to buy the group's follow up album. I wish I did, because they like many bands , seemed to dissappear into thin air."
Overlooked indeed, but a 5-star album?
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 01/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"1989's All is Forgiven was the debut album by the band Siren (briefly known as Red Siren). While the Kansas-esque cover artwork might suggest a progressive rock album, Siren's sound definitely falls into the mainstream pop/rock style of the late 80's. I hear a lot of similarities to artists like Private Life, Robin Beck, and 80's era Heart, and singer Kristen Massey's vocals sound like a cross between Stevie Nicks and Belinda Carlisle.
While I don't necessarily agree that this album is worth a 5-star rating, it's still a very solid pop/rock album. When it's good (see One Good Lover, Stand Up, and Rock-a-Bye), it's very good. Unfortunately some of the more laid back songs like How Dare a Woman and the title track tend to kill the momentum a bit and give the album a sense of unevenness. And while the musicianship is very tight, you can't help but wish they had come up with some better guitar hooks to really grab people's attention. It was the 80's after all.
I do agree that this album was sadly overlooked. Given some of the similar artists that made it big in that era, Siren definitely deserved more success, and would have had just that if the record company had done something - anything - to promote the band. Instead the band's legacy lies with those who were either with them from the start or people like me who ran across the disc in a cutout bin and decided to take a chance."
There's No Justice in the Music Biz
D. Means | Yorktown, VA USA | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As if we needed more proof that there is no justice in the music biz the fact that this absolutely wonderful album never became popular is proof enough by itself! I have loved this for years and would gladly pay 10 times the current asking price if I didn't already have it (since I'd rather have it than all 10 if the current top sellers...).
I would put this in the light rock category. There is a female singer with a great voice. The song lyrics are also great! If I were to compare them with any other similar groups, they would be Toronto and maybe Quarterflash.
So, do yourself a favor and get this while you still can. I'm surprised that there any still available since it has been out of print for quite a while.