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Artist: Europe

Title: Europe

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Europe Europe Album Cover Europe Europe Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1983

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: EK 45093


Joey Tempest vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
John Norum guitars
John Leven bass
Tony Reno Drums, Percussion


1.  In the Future to Come  
2.  Farewell  
3.  Seven Doors Hotel  
4.  The King Will Return  
5.  Boyazont  
6.  Children of this Time  
7.  Words of Wisdom  
8.  Paradize Bay  
9.  Memories  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: GIORGOS Date: April 9, 2001 at 9:49
This is EUROPE's debut and one word to describe it,is brilliant.Heavy rockers("Seven Doors Hotel"),hard rockers("Farewell") and power ballads("Words Of Wisdom") are put together and reveal Tempest's ability on how to write truly good songs.The album also contains an instrumental and a bluesy-rocker.John Norum is showing that he's gonna be a guitarhero and drummer Tony Reno contributes to the overall excellence by either giving a dark or a bright feeling to the songs. J.Leven is on bass guitar.

From: WADELINK Date: November 2, 2001 at 4:21

From: DRAGONFLY Date: December 12, 2001 at 9:01

From: mindy Date: February 5, 2002 at 13:16
After being totally disappointed with my last EUROPE experience (I didnt like most of the songs on their best of cd)my uncle convinced me to give them another try. He let me listen to their S/T tape and I have to say it was really good.This album is a lot harder than I expected. Its a shame only 2 of these tracks made the best of cd. I wonder why they changed from hard rock to a polished pop style?

From: JoseM(Spain)Sev Date: July 28, 2002 at 20:34
Mindy I have the answer for your question: Europe changed his music Style for a lot of Money.

From: JoseM(Spain)Sev Date: July 28, 2002 at 20:45
If someone want to know another band "Similar" to Europe, is the 1st and 2nd, of TALISMAN: -talisman -Genesis ( Jeff Scott Soto )

From: Scandinavia Date: December 30, 2002 at 12:09
Major error!!! It's not Kee Marcello playing on this album...It's John Norum!

From: MALLORCA´S ROCK Date: December 30, 2002 at 14:34
El más cañero de todos es hard metal escandinavo puro y duro y nada de glam. Gran debut.

From: Rocker65 Date: January 9, 2003 at 22:24
Words Of Wisdom, Boyazont, Seven Doors hotel are really god songs. And another major error: Tony Reno is playing the drums.

From: jarett r. Date: January 28, 2003 at 8:34
europe were originally known as force. before europe, joey tempest was in roxanne, and john norum was in eddie meduza and the roaring cadillacs.

From: Dave Date: June 25, 2003 at 20:22
Let me correct a few "Personnel"-details on this very great album: Joey Tempest vocals & and also keyboards John Leven bass Ian Haugland doesn't play drums in this one The drummer is Tony Reno Kee Marcello doesn't play guitars in this one. John Norum is the guitarist Mic Michaeli doesn't play keyboards here. Thanks for your attention

From: kim Date: June 28, 2003 at 10:44
PERSSONEL: Joey-vocals and keys/John Norum-guitars/John Leven-bass/Tony Reno-drums. Listen "Seven Doors Hotel" and enjoy!

From: Gar Date: July 16, 2003 at 19:28
Great debut! They got more & more commercial-sounding with each release(not necessarily a bad thing), but they always retained their distinctive style. "Seven Doors Hotel" was based on the Italian horror movie "The Beyond" which was also released as "Seven Doors of Death". Guess Joey Tempest is a pretty big gore fan.

From: RR-Finland Date: August 27, 2003 at 16:11
This album was shock to me! I didn´t know there was Europe before Final Countdown This album made me buy the Wings of Tomorrow also and these two are serious shit to me. I don´t wonder why they won the swedish rock challenge and got a record deal to tape this.

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 8:55
Buen debut para una banda mítica ya en este trabajo pese a ser más Heavy de lo que harían posteriormente se le veían maneras el tema "Seven Doors Hotel" es una maravilla

From: Harry Date: March 2, 2004 at 19:38
If you are a fan of Europe and don't want to lose the respect for the band, don't buy this album!!! There's a few good "ideas", but everything else is too raw and imature...

From: Date: June 11, 2004 at 16:07
Volvemos a lo mismo, la banda son cuatro!!!!!!!! aqui la bataca era Tony Reno, y no habia teclista, las teclas las tocaba Tempest en el estudio!!!!!! Pero bueno, nada mas. EUROPE FOREVER! Buen debut.

From: Jose Spain Date: June 11, 2004 at 16:09
Dios mio!!! yo otra vez, aqui tampoco toca Kee marcello!!!!!!! Solo tenian que leer un "poquito" la biografia...........

From: Big Papa K Date: June 13, 2004 at 0:24
It's good to see I am not the only one who likes the heavier side of Europe. This is very raw and tracks like "Seven Doors Hotel" and "In The Future To Come" will surprise people when they are told this is Europe. 9/10

From: mushmouth Date: June 17, 2004 at 14:17
gr8 album, although I prefer the more polished version of 7 Doors Hotel, but this album just shows that Europe r a metal band and they belong 2 us not the jonny-come-l8leys who jumped the bandwagon... In The Future To Come is way heavy and probably the stand out track... also interesting trivia 7 Doors Hotel was inspired by a horror movie called The Beyond.

From: ah Date: July 10, 2004 at 20:47
will some one pleeze tell me what that song 'seven doors hotel' is about?

From: Big Papa K Date: July 11, 2004 at 0:00
AH, the song "Seven Doors Hotel" is supposed to be based on/inspired by the horror film "The Beyond". From my memory the film was about a hotel that had a door that lef to hell. Something crazy like that.

From: jack Date: July 20, 2004 at 3:01
This album and the wings of tomorrow album is more similar(heaviness and sounding wise)to scorpion and dokken while the final countdown and out of this world album is more similar to the late defleppard or white lion. This album is the last europe album that i bought but the first in my preference list. The most significance differnec between this album and thier later album is the bass sounding. The pounding of the bass in this album is just unbelivable loud and good.

From: Karin Date: July 28, 2004 at 15:09
Harry - raw and imature? Could you specify that? Seven doors hotel is one of the best Europe songs ever! This is REALLY good by a beginners band and the sound I want to hear from Europe (not ballads like ''I'll cry for you''). What I wanted to say was: Den här skivan knäcker!

From: jack Date: August 13, 2004 at 5:45
Harry,if youlike europe,you would like this album too. Hell,it certainly is much rawer than final countdown and out of this world album but its much better,like the scorpion or dokken.

From: Steve Nightrain Date: August 22, 2004 at 13:42
'In The Future To Come' and 'Seven Doors Hotel' are my favourite tracks. To be honest, this album is decent, but you're able to listen to the Europe's raw heavy melodic sound, the downside is that the sound quality is poor since this is an 80s production. They should remastered this and release it with a few demos,unreleased track, and videos, like Motley Crue albums ^^. 8/10

From: Geoff Date: August 23, 2004 at 6:08
I sold this CD without a second's hesitiation. Yeah, I feel bad for only liking the commercial side of Europe, but hey, what can you do? I only ever got into 220 Volt when the mighty 'Eye to eye' passed through my ears. I guess I'm just a sucker for melodic hard rock and cast aside the rawer sound of this kind of stuff.

From: Hairspray Date: November 11, 2004 at 4:52
I agree with Geoff, I prefer the more commercial Europe but hey, it is still a good album even if it does sound dated now. The album cover I have just shows the band before they discovered hairspray and and perms!!! "Seven Doors Hotel" is a cracker "Paradise Bay" and "Words of Wisdom" too. Can't understand why "The King will Return" made it on to the Best of CD, nevermind. Good debut

From: QuarterBoy Date: December 18, 2004 at 3:00
This is probably the album I most regret having bought.I remember having to decide between this and Bangles' Everything CD,and it's incredible how fool I was at the time,because Bangles' one is superb and I can't find it anywhere,while this Europe debut is just shit.I prefer Wings of tomorrow.It's not that it's heavier than later Europe stuff,as I like heavy,it's just that songs don't have the appropriate quality.

From: GLAM FAN Date: April 18, 2005 at 6:37
In the future to come,7 doors hotel and the king will return are the hightlights but apart from that,all the other songs are just average. This is how heavy+melodic metal should be done. The guiatr riss,the bass and the chords are damn heavy. Good enough for my taste, thankfully. This album is not a classic,but it's worth the money if you like melodic METAL.

From: Date: April 28, 2005 at 11:47

From: Bobby De Date: May 31, 2005 at 4:58
All i got to say is thank god for the 80s. God gave us the 80s cuase without them some of us would of swallowed the sawed off a long time ago....thank you god.

From: Cachorla Date: September 25, 2006 at 22:29

From: shark attack Date: July 26, 2007 at 10:51
wow,this is a surprise,no wimpy corporate rock here but balls to the wall metal!!! from opener `in the future to come` theres no let up with scorching riffs and great vocals dominating proceedings.Favorite tunes have to be `farewell`,`the king will return`(huge RAINBOW vibe here),`children of this time`(this would fit on any IRON MAIDEN release) and the haunting `seven doors hotel` certainly one of the unsung classic metal releases of the early 80`s.....9/10

From: VICE Date: October 14, 2007 at 14:14
Europe with both John Norum & Tony Reno were TRUE! 90/100

From: george_the_jack Date: August 26, 2010 at 10:48
Great album.Finally managed to track down the first issue on CD by Epic with detailed info/lyrics and some great photos of the boys back in the day.Europe is one of those bands that between the era 1983-1991 played almost everything, Classic heavy metal/hard rock/AOR/Melodic Metal, all with fantastic results and quality. After their reunion they play a mix of modern rock with a classic rock touch and aura.Α really talented band.A band that is way more than FINAL COUNTDOWN!

From: MikeTuinstra Date: November 27, 2010 at 17:53
No, Europe did not turn Pop on later releases. Pop is just popular, genres remain. They've always been a Rock band. This is a good CD, but I feel like their first two albums are building up to the quality of TFC. Music is not about heaviness. If I don't like something it's not because the tempo or the intensity, it's always about the quality of the subject. Doesn't apply to this one though. I like it, good debut by a great band. On about TFC, a sell out only applies to throwaway products. Unlike these sham products in the form of all the Justin Biebers and Soulja Boys of the past decade, Europe was a quality unit of musicians with the craftsmanship to write music history. And so they did... Consider this a good start of what's "in the future to come".

From: hair metal again Date: June 2, 2011 at 8:46
pretty good debut by this important hard rock band.back in 83 things (especially in europe) were a bit raw and heavy and that s why some songs here do have the heavy metal approach.but you can see in joey s vocs or in the keys a softer and smoother way that got later EUROPE into their own sound.highlights are 'farewell","the king will return" and "children of this time".interesting debut

From: apbt_brazil Date: July 27, 2011 at 12:09
True Europe!

From: pibe Date: March 31, 2013 at 4:35

From: titothetitan Date: October 11, 2017 at 16:50
Very good debut album. It's heavier, I know, but I enjoyed it. Tempest sings very well. And Norum sounds great too. Production is Ok.

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