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Eye Of The Tiger
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|1. Eye Of The Tiger|
|2. Feels Like Love|
|3. Hesitation Dance|
|4. The One That Really Matters|
|5. I'm Not The Man Anymore|
|6. Children Of The Night|
|7. Ever Since The World Began|
|8. American Heartbeat|
|9. Silver Girl|
Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. BMG. 2008.
Top Customer Reviews
What more can I say but just try it out and LOUD! You might even shed a tear or two (for missing this 80's gem), not to mention the ballads, Ever Since the World Began (a precursor to Vital Signs "The Search is Over" (But I think ESTWB is superior),and the immaculate Silver Girl. "just one golden memory, my Silver Girl".
Don't forget the rockers, Hesitation Dance (funkish rocker, IMO), Children of the Night (play that guitar Frankie!) and "Feels like Love" and get your andrenaline going!, and American Heartbeat.
For mid tempo try the brilliant Peterik written "The one that really matters" which I think should have been a top tenner in the charts if not of lack of promotion by the record co. (which is another matter).
Have a great day!
Ostensibly they avoided the pitfall of cloning the title track, but this may have been a misstep as "I'm Not That Man Anymore" hauntingly echos "Eye of the Tiger"; lacking only its muted-string guitar rhythm and notariety. "American Heartbeat" draws it's tension from a similar pool of drama, but trades the warm tones of a grand piano for synthesized vamps.
After a few quick listens it isn't difficult to see why Survivor often falls under the guise of a faceless AOR rock band. Interestly enough, the band was more distinctive than their contemporaries like REO Speedwagon, yet they never put out songs that tugged at people's heartstrings quite like the work of Journey or Foreigner. This is cruel irony when you consider that lead vocalist Dave Bickler "Eye of the Tiger" and then later Jimi Jamison "Burning Heart" & "The Search is Over" could sing rings around Foreigner's Lou Gramm and any member of REO Speedwagon.
All things considered, this is an album that will rarely get repeated play beyond the first dozen or so listenings even though the song "Eye of the Tiger" stands head and shoulders above other rock songs in the hearts of so many. The other songs are well recorded, but just not as well constructed.
"Feels Like Love" is a catchy, passionate rocker with impossibly good harmonies. "I'm Not That Man Anymore" is a dramatic power ballad that rocks in spots. "Ever Since The World Began" should have been a huge hit--a spine-tingling, heartfelt ballad that touches the soul. (Interesting side note: Tommy Shaw of Styx fame remade this song on a solo album he put out five years later; that version is good enough to have been a hit, too!) "American Heartbeat" is a top 20 single heavy on the keyboards that is a prototype Survivor anthem of that time. I could rave about all of the other tracks on this album as well; they are all fantastic.
Survivor was truly a band for the ages. To this day, they rank as one of the best ever melodic rock bands. While one song on this one album is what brought them into the limelight, I must emphasize (again) that all of their albums and most of their songs are well worth a listen. The "other 8 tracks" on this album are no exception.
Everyone has heard "Eye Of The Tiger", as well as the hits from "Vital Signs" and "When Seconds Count", so why should you buy this CD when you can get the songs you are familiar with on the greatest hits CD? Well, if you like the rawer sound of the song "Eye Of The Tiger", the whole CD has that same feel. And there are some great songs on here. Every song is good, especially "I'm Not That Man Anymore" and "Ever Since The World Began".
If you were in middle school or high school in the 80's, and you liked Survivor, then chances are you have heard this CD at some point. If you are new to Survivor, keep in mind that this CD is one of the four with Dave Bickler on lead vocals, and his voice is not as polished as Jimi Jamison's. So it has a more raw sound than "Vital Signs" and the CDs that follow it. But all the Survivor CDs are excellent and are worth purchasing.
Most recent customer reviews
THese guy were talented, and had the benefit of possessing the amazing voice of Dave Bickler among their ranks! THis guy can sing, I assure you!! Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by Gergellor
I purchased this album when it was released, and have gone thru several copies since......wearing them all out. It was the first album that I owned, That I loved every song on it. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2003 by enchanted34
Survivor was a much more talented band then Journey. This album is one of the great AOR metal records of the early 80's. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2002 by Undertaker
ery solid hard rock album by Survivor. Unfortunately, the became marke by only the song "Eye of the tiger", while there are plenty of good songs in the album. Read morePublished on March 2 2001 by Botnik Roller
You are going to play this over and over again. I remember this band when they were just getting started and standing right in front of them at a club up in Twin Lakes, Wis. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2001 by Rod on a Mission
Ah, Survivor, the sound of the early '80's, when Def Leppard was king, and disco was fading fast. I was but a young lad, but I do recall it a bit. Read morePublished on July 5 2000 by The Wickerman
After hearing At Vance's Eye of the Tiger I just wanted hear the original then I ended up with listening to the whole album. Read morePublished on June 3 2000 by susumu-5