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Artist: Europe

Title: Bag Of Bones

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Europe Bag Of Bones Album Cover

 

Category: Melodic Rock

Year: 2012

Label: SME

Catalog Number: SME-8869195-6202

Personnel

Joey Tempest Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
John Leven Bass
John Norum Guitars
Mic Michaeli Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Ian Haugland Drums, Backing Vocals

Tracks

1.  Riches To Rags  
2.  Not Supposed To Sing the Blues  
3.  Firebox  
4.  Bag of Bones  
5.  Requiem  
6.  My Woman, My Friend  
7.  Demon Head  
8.  Drink and a Smile  
9.  Doghouse  
10.  Mercy You Mercy Me  
11.  Bring It All Home  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 5, 2012 at 15:21
Got a hold of this just a couple of days ago(japanese edition) and yes,a good album but also it could have been easily in a John Norum's solo catalogue IMO...pure rock with a blues base added in some songs...highlights in here are "Riches To Rags","Firebox","Bag Of Bones","Demon Head","Doghouse","Mercy You Mercy Me" & "Beautiful Disaster"(B/T)...86/100

From: zld Date: May 24, 2012 at 6:53
Sort of lost track of this band, but they are back on my radar now. Love this album. Very bluesrock oriented and also a bit groovy, but still rawgs. Glad to see that the poppy europe sound from the final countdown days is way over. 9/10

From: 123charpenay Date: May 24, 2012 at 12:31
for me europe finish their career in 1991 with "prisonners in paradise".this new record is sad and dark.forget the extraordinary scandi hard fm,forget the hits.now it s modern and different hard rock.they loose their joice and their inspiration.they will come in lyon november 14 i hope they will play their hits and old songs.

From: pibe Date: March 31, 2013 at 4:54
este disco me parece malisimo,con el respeto que tengo a europe.no tiene melodia. 3/10

From: Wardy Date: May 18, 2013 at 3:56
This one's a sleeper, misses that instant fix most Europe achieves of late, but Bag Of Bones a few more spins in order to grasp both its heavy leanings toward them blues and its beauty pays handsomely. At times such a departure from the Europe heyday they even warned us by releasing the aptly titled NotSupposedToSingTheBlues. But typically Europe write a darn good tune and BagOfBones is indeed soaked in quality. Opening tune Riches To Rags could easily have been lifted from PrisonersInParadise, it's catchy melodic cool hits a home run for those missing that old school Europeand elsewhere Mercy You Mercy Me also borrows ever so slightly from classic era Europe. But while the remainder of the album leans moreso to what we've heard in recent years, it's that quality that wins us over. The Title Track is beautiful so too is the (standard edition) closer Bring It All Home quite possibly my favorite ballad of the recent albums! Plenty to like here, voice, tunes performances all intact! 8.5

From: Japangea Date: August 14, 2013 at 11:03
They are an alive band who lives in the real life.If you want them to play like in 80's,just drag their earlier albums out from the rack and enjoy yourself.

From: $$ixx Date: September 17, 2013 at 10:26
All four newest studio albums since their comeback with Norum are well-recorded, fine albums with a band in good form. BUT still we all (I think 90% of their fan base at least) miss their old choruses, melodies, keyboards that one can hear, and amazing guitar solos (both Norum & Marcello are worldclass players). I want to like the new style with downtuned guitars, bluesy riffs etc, but even though it's good music, compared to their classic albums the new ones fall flat! The truth hurts and I read that not all members in the band even like the new style.. At concerts people go nuts to Rock The Night, Superstitious, Scream Of Anger etc, but stand almost still hearing the new songs. That must count for something. Look at Ratt and Danger Danger, new albums, classic style, great songs, that's how you do it and everyone seems happy with it. Also a shame how they fired Kee Marcello, sad. They could have had two guitarists! Iron Maiden get along fine with three.. ego and money kill the music..


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