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The Thrill Of The Chase

by M&R Rush

The second release from this Chicago midwest band. Rocking melodic music with four part harmonies, driving rhythm section, lots of keyboards and crunchy guitars.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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1. Wrap Me Up
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2. Million Seller
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3. The Thrill of the Chase
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4. Rock and Roll Chicago
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5. When I'm With You
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6. Wish I Only Knew
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7. Heavy Metal Christmas
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8. Good-bye Baby
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9. I'm Dreamin'
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10. Good-bye City Lights
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11. Never Forget You, John
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Album Notes
Rocking / Melodic Music with four part harmonies, driving rhythm section, lots of keyboards and crunchy guitars.

This is the second release from this rocking band from the City Of Chicago.

The majority of the songs were created in the studio between September 2003 and June 2004.

If you like AOR - Pomprock - Boston - Foreigner - Styx - Journey - Roadmaster - Le Roux - Survivor - REO Speedwagon or Sugarcreek.

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Very good harmony and melody, this music is a mixt of POMP/AOR and PROGRESSIVE, BRAVO.

Dragutin Matosevic

If we agree that every good song is combination of well incorporated / balanced
If we agree that every good song is combination of well incorporated / balanced melody, rhythm and interpretation, M&R Rush truly managed to meet these expectations. Despite the fact that their music is reminiscence of 70-ties or 80-ties, they are deserving full attention of nowadays music lovers. The album, The Thrill of the Chase, which is subject of this review, has no weak moments at all. Songs have clear strategy - no matter whether they were looked from the side of experienced musicians, studio workers or regular music consumers. I believe that every radio station in the world would not hesitate to airplay their songs. My advice is - listen this album and you will enjoy every moment of it.

Dragutin Matosevic, Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Editor of The jeans generation radio show

#1 Fan-Kim Bobbitt

Awesome !!!
Once again, my favorite band has outdone themselves.
Thrill of the Chase or the “Red” album, has everything us loyal followers are looking for and then some. We finally get to hear from Carl in 2 songs, well done Carl!!!!!
The harmonies in Million Seller are superb, there is an awesome tribute (my personal favorite) to the Cubby’s in “I’m Dreamin”, which you can hear on AM 1000, ESPN radio.
Wrap me up, The Thrill of the chase and all other songs are rockers just like the band !!

Buy this CD and I guarantee you will be rockin !!

Thanos Aggelakis

“Wrap Me Up” can easily become a hit and it is also one of the best rock songs f
The music of the band is influenced form the 70’s and the 80’s rock and of course from bands like Styx and Beatles. The new songs of the album are very good with a modern production and very melodic as well. For example the first song of the album “Wrap Me Up” can easily become a hit and it is also one of the best rock songs for 2004. Other songs that you will surely like, are: “Million Seller”, “Rock n’ Roll Chicago”, “Wish I Only Knew”, “Heavy Metal Christmas” (a song that you must be listened every Christmas period!), “Good Bye Baby”, “I’m Dreaming”, “Good Bye City Lights” and “Never Forget You, John”. The truth is that I like this cd very much. Excellent, melodic 70’s-80’s rock music without being retro at all and with a fresh sound. If you like rock music from this time-period then do not hesitate to get this album. It’s even better than you can imagine!

Bane Lokner

Melodic with intensive hit potential.
With "The Thrill of the Chase" M& R Rush gets back to the atmosphere of the well-known 8o's. Their music approach is near to AOR (album oriented rock), classic rock and different variations of melodic rock. Their songs are very melodic with intensive hit potential, and very acceptable for radio air play.
In my opinion, this M&R Rush album could be one of the better issues released this year.

Kaj Roth

Bravo - a fine piece of Pomprock !
Do you remember the golden age of pomprock in the late 70´s when bands like Touch,Airborne,RoadMaster and Speedway Blvd stood behind timeless classics?! Well this Chicago band called M&R Rush have been stuck in time coz they write,play and produce music just like it sounded 25 years ago.
I almost start to wonder if they have recorded the analog way with a tapemachine coz this album - doesn´t sound like a digital recording in a million years, don´t wake ´em up and tell ´em it´s 2004 - that would be disastrous coz it´s hard enough or if not impossible to make this kinda pomprock these days but M&R Rush succeeded on putting out a fine piece of work that will satisfy the lovers of 70´s AOR a lot.
An enjoyable ride in keyboardheaven where highpitched background vocals rule.
Songs like "Wrap me up","Million seller" and "Goodbye baby" will easily fit in on your Best of 1978 mixtapes.

Jim Oleck

Dueling guitars, heavy harmonies, ringing keyboards!!
Great group guitar work, catchy harmonies, distinctive keyboards... It's all here in the new release from this
Chicago band. Highlights are the guitars and harmonies on
Wrap Me Up, a Damn Yankees type rocker ala Ted Nugent and
Tommy Shaw. Million Seller has all the M & R trademarks of
clever lyrics and ringing keyboards. Thrill of the Chase reminds of an old rough, gritty Cars style song. Also included are some of the band's early songs which bring out
their Styx roots. A couple of tributes to some heros.. The
CUBS ( I'm Dreaming ), and John Lennon round out this disc.

John Wasserman

M&R Rush Has done it again!!!
The Chicagoland band proves once again why they are the biggest draw around! Their super-tight four part harmonies and classic pomp sound with a new millenium twist make "The Thrill of the Chase" a must for rock fans everwhere. This disc stays true to rock and roll roots featuring searing duel guitar solos and catchy keyboard hooks. The highlight of this disc are "Wrap Me Up" which is reminscent of the early days of Styx and the re-release of "Rock and Roll Chicago" which has a UFO flavor to it. This disc will take you back to a time when songwriting, production, and arrangement were paramount in the music industry.

Heavy Harmonies

One of the best albums of the year.
This is a very good CD. Actually is one of the best albums of 2004. It's not easy to listen to such music these days... the music here is a perfect mix of 70s and 80s classic rock, AOR and pomp rock. Just listen to the hymn "Wrap Me Up" and you will be excited! M and R Rush is an old band that re-united some years ago. Try this album out and you won't be dissapointed. I just can't wait to listen to the band's new album!!!

Gabor Kleinbloesem - Editor of Strutter'zine

Big hooks, catchy choruses, classy twinguitarwork and a bunch of keys.
Wow, this comes really as a surprise! When listening to the opening track Wrap Me Up, it’s like 1985 all over again, with big hooks, catchy choruses, classy twin-guitarwork and a bunch of keys, man, this is the way pure 80s AOR sounded some 20 years ago. It’s unbelievable the band has put such an amazing pure 80s AOR rocker as a starting track, because I hear a lot of AOR records these days, but none have got that lovely classic AOR/Pomprocksound, which M&R RUSH has on their new CD. Finally a band who isn’t afraid to put in some big keys, hooks and choruses into their songs.Somehow it all reminds me a lot of THRILLS, early AIRKRAFT, NIGHTWORK, WRABIT, LE ROUX, ROADMASTER, etc. etc. This is just pure early 80s AOR the way it sounded in better times! Anyway, happily the CD continues in this style, with many more great uptempo pure 80s AOR rockers, such as Million seller, When I’m with you, Goodbye city lights (harmony vocals all over the place!) and Heavy Metal Christmas (with some of the coolest lyrics ever, and a classy THIN LIZZY twin-guitarsound. Anyone who is a collector of 1980-1988 rare AOR records might just want to add a new CD by the band M&R RUSH, which reminds me of that period and it really doesn’t sound dated at all, in fact, it sounds fresh and new, because nobody plays this style anymore!