This is the second album by the band, released by Panacea, in 1999. It was placed in selected stores, like HMV, across Canada; and the song, "Yesterday's Calling" received airplay. This album also introduced the Mark II line-up. With these new players (lead singer and songwriter Daniel Irwin Tucker being the only original member) came a new sound. It's Classic Rock--as was their debut album, Hope of the Dead--but without the predominant 70's metal influence. There is still a heavy 70's feel, but it's more in the line of Lynyrd Skynyrd. There is also Black Crowes and Pink Floyd influence, amoung other older and newer influences.
This change was also due to the fact that the album was made on the cusp of the new century. This philosophy was largely held by those behind the label; those who funded the project. But, all in all, it was received well by most fans and critics up here in Canada. Many liked the refreshing merge of old and new school. But hardcore fans demanded the harder-edged songs on the album be played a bit heavier live. Daniel Tucker liked this, since he originally wrote most of the songs to be heavier, like it's predecessor and like the way his music was crafted since he started writing and playing decades earlier.
The albums message, however, has remained the same. The party--hardy attitude, which often defines the genre, is still absent. It still maintains personal responsibility for positive inner change and external change in the negative aspects of the world around us. Instead of cursing the darkness and contributing to it, this album lights a candle to help the listeners find their way in the darkness; and even ignites a bonfire like it's predecessor !!! --Editorial Review http://www.thedantuckerband.com