One of the most criminally underrated and unheard albums from the glorius year for Melodic Rock / AOR - 1989 - should be "Lost In The Wild
", by MELIDIAN
. Fortunately, Rock Candy records made justice to this excellent record with a great 24-bit remastering,
first time on CD release.
It's almost unbelievable to learn how many artists and bands came up
with a quality album in 1989, just prior the musical market was about to
be engulfed by back-to-basics grunge and irritating college rock.
One of those bands was Melidian, which surprised with this now cult-classic "Lost In The Wild".
Perhaps Melidian's educated musical roots were to blame - their sound
was a triumphant mix of pompish keyboard driven AOR and muscular
guitars, laced with razor sharp guitar riffs.
Imagine a satisfying combination of Survivor, Bad English, Giant and
some Ratt for an accurate approximation of their sound and you'll be
half way to paradise.
With its 9 tracks and a total playing time of a mere 35 minutes, it was a
little short, but what who cares with the quality on offer?
Co-produced by vocalist Chris Cade (owner of a 'special' voice) and Thom
Trumbo (Boulevard, Triumph) delivering a lush sound, the album featured
such beauties as opener "Ready To Rock" (with some wonderful key parts
from Eddie Wohl), the ballad "Sleepless Nights", the singalong rocker
"Hands Off" and the jumping title track "Lost In The Wild".
But best of the lot is probably the album's closing "Broken Toys", which proves how great a band Melidian actually was.
Time now to reappraise a really satisfying, yet largely unheralded,
album from this little known New York City five piece. This Rock Candy
remaster of "Lost In The Wild" sounds million bucks, pristine &
If this one-off album from Melidian is (still) missing in your collection, grab this chance with both hands and add it pronto. Highly Recommended
01 - Ready To Rock
02 - Livin' Under The Gun
03 - Fire Up The Heart
04 - Sleepless Nights
05 - Hands Off
06 - Lost In The Wild
07 - Overheated
08 - Top Of The Rock
09 - Broken Toys
Chris Cade - vocals
Jayson Lane - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Eddie Wohl - keyboards
Dave Clark Howell - bass, , backing vocals
Pete Greene - drums, percussion Disponible sólo a los usuarios