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Eye Of The Tiger


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  • Audio CD (June 20 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Volcano
  • ASIN: B00000I015
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,018 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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Japanese only paper sleeve pressing. Sony. 2009. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Aside from the highly celebrated title tune, Survivor's lyrics and song construction often leave something to be desired, but that shouldn't necessarily detract from the fact that their music is frequently peppered with flourishes of emotion.

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.
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This is my fav. hard edge rock record of '82. From the title track, people may have forgotten how "beautiful" the other tunes are. Bickler possibly the greatest vocalist Ive ever heard was, is in top form here.
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!
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By A Customer on April 1 2003
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If you want to know why you shouldn't pass this up for just a greatest hits package of the Survivor, the reasons I would give are primarily "Hesitation Dance" and "Silver Girl." Add to that, Dave Bickler on lead vocals and Frankie Sullivan on guitar, two names that should be mentioned a lot more in discussions of great rock musicians (but we always seem to hear about the more controversial ones.) Another reviewer described "Hesitation Dance" as tight, heavy rock, and that is right on: soaring vocals from Bickler, and tight, crunchy guitar riffs from Sullivan, who also unleashes power-chord glory during the chorus. "Silver Girl" is a well-composed song with a nice but brief piano break from Jim Peterik before Sullivan comes flying in with an awesome guitar solo. Bickler comes back singing the chorus with even greater intensity than before, and Sullivan leaves us with yet more spirited lead playing up to and during the fade out. So, get the greatest hits for the radio tunes, but for truly cool material you may not have yet heard, I would check this out.
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This band has all great albums, including this one which brought them into the limelight some 20 years ago. The title track is one of the most energetic, rocking singles in popular music history (in my opinion); but as the lead track on this album it is only a foretaste of what is to come. This entire album is high quality melodic rock.
"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.
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"Eye Of The Tiger" was the first tune I heard from this CD. I was a junior in high school, Rocky III was coming out, and this song was played all the time. This was the first that most people had ever heard of Survivor, even though this was their third album (following "Survivor" and "Premonition"). "Eye Of The Tiger" was also their first video for MTV, which I watched all the time back then. This song and album put them on the map, even though it would take a few years before they really made it big.
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.
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