TOKYO - One World

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Rox4 | Autor: JV

Basically, Tokyo is a supergroup. The studio musicians of the Frankfurter Formation have almost all worked for different rock and pop greats. Only singer and guitarist Robert Musenbichler (vocals, guitar) has worked as a producer on over 1000 productions. After great successes in the eighties, for example with the song "Tokyo", the musicians were in great demand in the studio, the band Tokyo was on ice for almost thirty years. All the more powerful now the comeback, which contains eleven gripping tracks. The melancholic-dreamy "One World" fascinates with hypnotic keyboard sounds, "Stand Up" makes it crack, "I'm Free" carries a lot of Toto-Groove in it and also the vocals remind very much of the Americans. Also on "If We Don't Believe" the bass of Ken Taylor is very powerful. There are elaborate productions that are nevertheless boring. This one's not one of them. None of the eleven songs weakens, each one has its own charm and its own dynamic. Even if it's very thick like "It's Springtime Again", the result may be a bit kitschy, but still gripping.

Top track: I'm Free

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