Loverboy - 'Rock 'N' Roll Revival' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 30 July 2012 04:00

LoverboyLoverboy were always something of an enigma to me. I loved what I heard but the old adage of "out of sight, out of mind" played true in so much that as back in the day they simply never seemed to be in the UK press or on MTV Europe. However not long after their comeback album of 2005 'Just Getting Started' all that suddenly changed for me as I delved back into their past works and fell in love all with their music all over again.


Anyway back to today and what I have here is a copy of 'Rock N Roll Revival', which is something of a welcome note to the new fans that 'Just Getting Started' brought on board, that's because along with a triple dose of new songs for the die-hards you get a whole lot of classic tunes too! These new ones are first up with the title track instantly coming over all nostalgic and that's just the keyboard sound... seriously if you didn't know any better you would think it's a long lost classic from the band's back catalogue - it just fits in so well. 'No Tomorrow' is a future classic, which when paired along with 'Heartbreaker' shows the band have kept the flame well and truly alive.


Moving onto the newly re-recorded greatest hits this section starts off with 'Turn Me Loose', and for me re-recorded classics are something of a double edged sword as on one hand you've got better sounding clarity that new technology brings but on the other hand you sometimes lose some of the magic of the originals. Thankfully this is not the case here. What we have here is just great sounding songs full stop. So next up is the song mostly linked with the band 'Working For The Weekend' and it sounds fresh and vibrant, Mike Reno and the band even got the original engineer to oversee the recording of these track. Bob Rock - who was working under the guidance of Bruce Fairburn during the original sessions - rest assured he has done justice to these classic songs.


'Lovin' Every Minute Of It' in particular is blasting through my speakers with the urgency of a much younger band. However this can be said of pretty much all the songs on this fantastic album. Especially 'The Kid Is Hot Tonight', 'Queen of Broken Hearts' and one of my favourites 'Hot Girls In Love'.


Don't get me wrong Loverboy and their particular brand of music are never gonna changed the world, but as a reminder of how great this band were and still are... 'Rock N' Roll Revival' is must have!


To pick up your copy of 'Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival' - CLICK HERE