Long awaited reissue of rare beat/psych compilation. Artists include Longboatmen, Miller, Les Goths, Shyster, Majority One, Groundhogs, Herbal Mixture, Andwella's Dream & more. 2002. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Heaven sounds pretty much what you'd expect from Stan Bush and company. It's very well written, well delivered and highly polished `80s style melodic rock with soaring vocals, catchy melodies and lyrics dealing with war, politics, current events and...aw, who am I kidding? You're getting ten love songs just like you knew you would! Seriously though, Bush is a fantastic AOR singer, and he does a great job with these songs. Surrounding himself with so many veteran musicians and songwriters definitely helps. "Cross That Line," "Beginner's Luck" and "Love Don't Come Easy" are a few standouts, but Heaven is a really solid melodic rock album from start to finish.
If you're already a Stan Bush fan, you definitely do not want to pass this one by. Heaven is also going to more than satisfy fans of high quality `80s style AOR/melodic rock along the lines of Giuffria, Survivor, Journey and the Storm. It's been out of print for a while, but it's worth tracking down.
I think his last album, "Dream the dream" was really good but I think some of the albums before that was a bit too contemporary for my taste. If you are like me, you WANT Stan Bush to sound almost the same as he did in the 80's. That, he really does here. Joanna is my favorite song of the album, it rocks!
This is great melodic rock with an amazingly underrated singer. I give it a 4 out of 5 since the songs are really good but might lack a little unique feeling to them.