STAN BUSH & BARRAGE - ST [Rock Candy Remaster] (2013)
STAN BUSH & BARRAGE ; If you are a true AOR fan, all the blabbermouth below is unnecessary... you only need to know that Rock
Candy specialists have reissued, remastered in all its glory, this absolute 1987 classic.
Anyway, have you noticed that there are only a few albums from the '80s that sound dated nowadays? The reason is simple: the big labels always hired famed (and expensive) producers.
In the case of Stan Bush, it was no one else than Kevin Beamish (REO
Speedwagon, Y&T) who produced his first album, and while at the time
it didn't sold as much as expected, garnered healthy critical acclaim and cemented Bush's reputation as top class songwriter.
In 1987 Stan signed to the Scotti Brothers label but this time under the
handle of Stan Bush & Barrage, a ruse designed to toughen up his
image and present a sharper, band identity to the record buying public.
Produced by veteran Richie Wise (Kiss) and utilising a number of key session players (dubbed Barrage) including members of Black Rose, Foreigner and John Parr and Rick Springfield’s band, the music was superbly
executed hook laden Melodic Rock AOR sitting atop raunchy guitar work
and big, beefy drums and bass lines.
This golden recording features world class tracks like "Love Don't Lie",
"Heart vs Head", "Temptation", "Crank That Radio" and of course "The
Touch", the single that was included in the soundtrack to the hit movie ‘Transformers’, helping it to become a melodic staple recognised the world over.
"Stan Bush & Barrage" Rock Candy deluxe Collector’s Edition with a fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology and enhanced artwork, marks the first time for the label to make a
second press (the original release was in 2011) due to the high demand.
Not strange at all, because "Stan Bush & Barrage" is - simply put - a Melodic Rock / AOR masterpiece.
01 - Temptation
02 - Love Don't Lie
03 - Primitive Lover
04 - Heart Vs. Head
05 - Crank That Radio
06 - Gates Of Paradise
07 - Do You Remember
08 - Take It Like A Man
09 - The Touch
10 - What Is Love
Stan Bush - vocals, guitar
Rocket Ritchotte - guitar
Mike Seifrit - bass
Pat Torpey - drums
Rick Seratte - keyboards Disponible sólo a los usuarios