This album is a classic example of guitar rock and roll music at it's finest.The bassist and drummer are always a very tight rhythm section on track after track.The lyrics sometimes carry a dark message that tend to make the listener think about the dark side of things in life. Some of the highlights of the album are tunes like "Silver Stones" which has a midieval quality to it with some strings tossed in for color."The Walls of Babylon" with it's latin rhythm give the tune a very danceable beat, along with the catchy melody that will get the listener singing along. Another tune that is sure to grab your attention is "Calle Ontario" which has some Country feel to it as well as a Calypso rhythm.This song shows just how variable and flexible these musicians are, not to mention the talent they possess. "Sail Away" is a tune that gives the listener a chance to hear each member of the band showcase their wares and talents.Each of the members compliments each other making the complete sound full and colorful. There are few points on the album that are even slightly weak, and those don't even deem any mention.They certainly don't take away from the overall quality of the album, and are more than likely just my own personal issues.Such as a certain chord change, or the use of a phrase in the lyrics. This is an album that uses a variety of musical styles, but always is strongly set in the rock & roll genre.The album is a quality recording by some very dedicated professional musicians that will compromise nothing when it comes to their music. We should consider ourselves honored to be in the time frame which allows us to be able to experience such a band as one left, because a band like this is few and far between.
All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com)
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Though the music is great moody stuff it's the words that are paramount. VERY high marks for this one.