Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Mainstream/AOR | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: ohne Wertung | Label: EAR Music | Autor: ML
Since 2005 Foreigner boss Mick Jones has been working with ex-Hurricane Kelly Hansen on the musical rehabilitation of his band. Wherever they present themselves live, they leave an enthusiastic audience behind. Because Hansen is able to completely fill the big footsteps of original front man Lou Gramm. He has one gram of not dissimilar voice and possesses more stage charisma than ever before. Lou, who has recovered surprisingly well from his severe illness (brain tumour), would never be able to withstand these high demands again today. After several rather rocky live releases and the studio album "Can't Slow Down" (2009), which is represented with six tracks on this completely new ballad and midtempo 14 song complication, they now want to bring the mainstream audience back on board. Original rock tracks like "Feels Like A First Time" or "Double Vision" are tamed by a moderate instrumentation. Only on the final track "Long, Long Way From Home" the hard rock horses went through with them.
Top Track: When It Comes To Love