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Artist: Grand Illusion

Title: View From The Top

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Category: AOR

Year: 2002

Label: Escape Music

Catalog Number: ESM 076

Personnel

Peter Sundell lead, backing vocals
Anders Rydholm bass, guitar, keyboards
Per Svensson lead and backing vocals
Christian Sundell drums
Roger Ljunggren guitar solos
Steve Morris guitar choirs (on track 7)
Per Thuresson guitar solo (on track 6)
Johan Glossner guitar solo (on track 5)
Pete Coleman bagpipes (on track 4)

Tracks

1.  I Refuse  5:28
2.  Battle For Your Heart  4:09
3.  Zeroes And Ones  4:39
4.  The Prophecy Of The Returning Son  5:10
5.  Between Dark And Dawn  3:47
6.  Straight Face  5:13
7.  Gotta Give It Up  5:27
8.  Who's It Gonna Be?  5:06
9.  Positively Negative  4:26
10.  Blinded  5:07
11.  Itch In My Brain  5:36
  
Total Running Time:  54:08

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Existing comments about this CD

From: John Date: August 14, 2003 at 13:31
Not bad, but not the most memorable follow up album in history. Nice to see Pete Coleman finally getting the recognition he deserves blasting out those horns.

From: metalholic Date: October 6, 2003 at 11:24
excellent !!! greatest 90'AOR !!! must buy !!!

From: Guardian 777 Date: February 29, 2004 at 11:16
Excellent!!!!!!!! Great album from a great band. Good production and very good songs. "Between Dark And Dawn" is the song of the year!!! check it out!!!!

From: Rycheage Date: March 13, 2004 at 23:30
It has everything a die-hard melodic rocker would ever want in under a hours worth of listening. Lovers of big keyboards, slabs of guitars and Mormon choir-like vocal harmony arangements will get the ultimate kick out of this album.

From: TIM (2) Date: July 26, 2004 at 6:41
Really like this album, is better than their first and the 'Promotion' stuff for me. Is also better than the slightly heavier "Ordinary Just Won't Do" album that followed this (although I'm going to live with that one a bit before I comment...) The harmonies are incredible at times, and the first 6 tracks are awesome (and very varied). After this it falls away, but this is quality listening for Scandi rock fans and progressive fans alike. 8.5/10.

From: sang Date: December 4, 2004 at 1:59
masterpiece of new age AOR !!! THIS IS THE ART !!! 10/10

From: JF Date: May 12, 2006 at 22:05
Muy tardes los conoci. Lastima que separaron. Para aquellos que les gustan los grandes coros, buenas guitarras y una buena produccion, no lo duden. Between Dark And Dawn mi favorita.

From: z4roxx Date: August 31, 2006 at 15:29
It’s the second cd I take and I think it will the last,too.After”the book how to..”I’d like to hear some better ideas but…every track is similar with boring choruses,poor arrangements around generic riffs.I like only the ballad,really a good one but the rest is very very forgettable as this band IMO.

From: juan carlos Date: October 18, 2006 at 22:39
No el AOR que mas me agrada pero bueno. Los arreglos corales son buenos y.. bueno no soy muy fan de lo pomposo.. buena producción eso si, los solos la mayoría buenos. Mis favoritas son "Between Dark And Dawn" bonita balada, "Straight Face" mi favorita del disco, "Gotta Give It Up" y "Blinded". Su siguiente estuvo mucho mejor IMO. 8/10

From: *Say It With Love* Date: July 17, 2007 at 20:19
AOR HEAVEN 10/10 Between Dark and Dawn,Battle for Your Heart,Blinded A MUST HAVE!!!

From: -=Bratt=- Date: March 27, 2009 at 1:34
Great production, arrangements are very tight.Good CD for the collection for sure!Great guitar work. 9/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 22, 2010 at 17:17
Very good Progressive Pomp and AOR album with an excellent singer that reaches the high notes like drinking water!...musically remindes me of Kansas from the late 70's mid 80's..."I Refuse" solid track and one of the best,"Battle For Your Heart" is Pomp wherever you put it and has great backing vocals,just another highlight,"The Prophecy Of The Returning Son" another shaft of light,"Between Dark And Dawn" beautiful ballad,"Gotta Give It Up"also a goodie,"Who's It Gonna Be" with some kind of Rainbow flavour(the band),"Positively Negative" with a happy chorus 2 sing along,"Blinded" is just excellent...round album with great songs and great arragements...94/100

From: george_the_jack Date: August 16, 2010 at 12:02
One of the best Pomp/AOR albums of all time IMHO!


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