The "Wild Zone" is the Parachute Club's Greatest Hits Collection. What is the Parachute Club, you ask? Only the best act to ever grace the airwaves in Canada!
Although largely ignored by American Radio Programmers, the Parachute Club hit the International Airwaves in the early 80s with their smash hit "Rise Up". They had a unique and fun-loving style of music (sort of dance/reggae)combined with lyrics that addressed serious concerns; women's right, gay rights, oppression of developing countries, etc. And like many bands of the 80s, they probably hit their commercial peak with their first single.
Their first album, "Parachute Club" contained the hits "Rise Up", "Alienation", and "Boy's Club", all of which contained sharp criticism of the status quo. "At The Feet Of The Moon" was their sophmore effort and it contained the title track and "Sexual Intelligence". Their third and final set "Small Victories" was co-produced and co-written by John Oates. It was their most polished effort and the highlight of their creativity. It fostered "Love is Fire" and "Love and Compassion". Unfortunately, at this point, the sales were dropping off and it was getting hard to support the seven member band.
The "Wild Zone" contains all the big hits and singles from their three albums, plus a few essential album tracks and a remix of "Rise Up". It also has a pretty comprehensive history of the band and final "Thank you" section written by Loraine Segato and Billy Bryans.
The "Wild Zone" is an excellent tribute to one of the greatest Canadian Bands ever assembled. A treat for music fans everywhere.