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ALLIANCE Destination Known Escape Music (2007)


Another lavish digipack re-issue of the two albums released so far by Alliance (their third album is due out later this year). Alliance feature vocalist/bass player Robert Berry (ex-Three/Ambrosia), keyboards player Alan Gerald (ex-Night Ranger), guitarist Gary Pihl (Boston) and drummer David Lauser - all bar Berry have also appeared with Sammy Hagar.

The music is classy AOR/melodic rock with the odd touch of progressive rock. The debut album is full of great tunes including the ultra catchy 'True Meaning Of Love', 'Rosie's Catina' and the AOR-tastic 'Best Of Me'. Four bonus songs on this CD including a Stevie Wonder cover 'Tell Me Something Good' and 'My My My', which has a strong chorus.

Their second album was more of the same although it did have fewer killer songs than the debut. That said 'I'd Give Anything' with its harmonies and the Sammy Hagar penned 'Do It For Free' are well worth hearing. Four more bonus songs on this CD of which only 'Change' and 'The Gift' get the foot tapping.

If you like harmony filled AOR/melodic rock than Alliance are worthy of a listen and in Robert Berry they have a very competent and melodic vocalist.


Review by Jason Ritchie

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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