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|NEW ENGLAND - Explorer Suite [Rock Candy remaster] (2013) |
Another remaster by Rock Candy I was waiting for was the sophomore effort by the Boston-based super pompsters NEW ENGLAND: "Explorer
Produced by Mike Stone, who also worked with Queen, Journey and Asia,
"Explorer Suite" is a very large-sounding work by a band that deserved
to be as popular as Stone's other clients.
To the pomp of the debut album, on "Explorer Suite" New England
fuel-injects a heavy, melodic rock element comparable to the greatest
acts from the era.
Crammed full of incredibly energetic songs such as "Livin' In The
Eighties", "Honey Money", "Searchin’" and "Hey You’re On The Run", New
England’s penchant for melody was obviously second to none.
Additionally the band used also some great multi-vocal harmonies
reminding the likes of Styx at their best, evident in the softer numbers
as "Conversation", a nice change from the incessant bombast Stone and
bandleader John Fannon splash on these tunes. It emerges as one of the
best tracks on this release.
"It's Never Too Late" has a great, commecial catchy hook, but title
track "Explorer Suite" is the 'big production' number, the 'We Will Rock
You' showpiece that New England and this album are remembered for.
"Seal It With a Kiss" is rife with thick keyboards, backing vocals and
classy '80s guitar, while "No Place to Go" is as elegant a ballad as Yes
or Queen could devise, but with more of an edge and pomp-stastic.
New England had that 'cosmic edge', making the group truly a unique
darling among arena rock bands, and having a group with this much talent
performing at regional clubs was a treat.
Managed by Bill Aucoin who handled Kiss, major producers and a great
sound, it's amazing that the band didn't sell millions of records. New
England might have just been in the wrong part of the country for this
style of music.
But with the years, "Explorer Suite" gained a deserved cult status
amongst hard / melodic rock, AOR, pomp rock and even progressive rock
fans world wide.
A more than welcomed remaster with a very good sound.
01 - Honey Money
02 - Livin' In The Eighties
03 - Conversation
04 - It's Never Too Late
05 - Explorer Suite
06 - Seal It With A Kiss
07 - Hey You're On The Run
08 - No Place To Go
09 - Searchin'
10 - Hope
11 - You'll Be Born Again
John Fannon - guitars, vocals
Jimmy Waldo - keyboards, vocals
Gary Shea - bass
Hirsh Gardner - drums, vocals
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