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Artist: After Hours

Title: Take Off

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Category: AOR

Year: 1988

Label: FM Revolver

Catalog Number: WKFM LP89


John Francis vocals
Tim Payne guitar
Martin Walls bass
Andy Nye keyboards
Mark Addison drums


1.  Love Attack  
2.  Better Late Than Never  
3.  Stay By My Side  
4.  Take Off  
5.  The Game  
6.  Another Lonely Night  
7.  Paint It Black  
8.  Without You  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Shoemaker Date: July 25, 2003 at 14:49
This one is an 80ies classic. Strong album with the best cover of "paint it black" I´ve ever heard.

From: Jocke "Sweden" Date: July 31, 2003 at 5:12
Very good AOR album! With strong vocals from John Francis and some really nice songs. Just listen to "Better late than never" and the best track on the album "Another lonely night"...it´s perfect AOR. They sounds a bit like Tradia but with a little harder edge.

From: Legend Date: November 22, 2003 at 20:29
Buen Cd de AOR con un cantante de voz muy personal. Buenos temas pero mala producción, aun así merece mucho la pena. Great AOR Cd with good songs and a good singer.

From: Rocketer Date: March 16, 2004 at 15:36
Hey Man! The Album is a top AOR record! An the song "Paint it Black" in this version is one of my all time favourits. A real Killer!

From: John Francis Date: March 21, 2004 at 13:11
Glad you enjoyed the album, thanks for your kind words.

From: pete h Date: May 21, 2004 at 20:19
best album i have ever heard

From: K.K. Poland Date: July 4, 2004 at 17:27
fantastic band, fantastic songs, AOR heaven, majestic paint it black, catchy songs like better late than never or fantastic megahit Another Lonely Night, AOR killer, great voice! œwietny AOR, fantastyczne melodie, Another Lonely Night mnie zabija, AOR-potêga!

From: BWH"Indonesia" Date: August 20, 2004 at 3:58
This is a good xample of 80es melodic rock, very "rockmantic",rock me in the sweetest way. Remind me a bit of Da Vinci, but it got heavier distortion. Give more keyboard and dont ever cut those big hair.

From: meradona Date: September 8, 2004 at 17:44
john francis a big vocalist, great music in your head, i need better late than never and a killer ballad without you, i need listen to john francis. thanks for your voice

From: Geoff Date: September 8, 2004 at 21:11
Very good melodic rock. I guess a little on the average side compared to a lot of the bands around at the same time doing a similar style of music, but still a good release. Nothing that really sticks out as a killer track, but a good solid AOR / melodic rock CD.

From: AORLover Date: October 1, 2004 at 14:18
Excellent melodic AOR 10/ 10

From: z4roxx Date: December 11, 2004 at 10:22

From: rick kerch Date: January 20, 2005 at 13:11
I was amazed the first time i listened this album.It's a killer. "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER" awesome!!!!.

From: fretboardfrenzy Date: March 2, 2005 at 21:47
fantastic 1st album! don't miss it! awesome melodic rock songs, colorful music. love attack, take off and another lonely night my favourite songs on this beautiful album. j. francis vocal performance is tuff. whole band is talented. cant be dissapointed about this album, buy it!

From: rockin' rikki Date: March 4, 2005 at 8:47
I got it yesterday nad I've bin listening to the a-side suonds awesome!

From: rockin rikki Date: March 4, 2005 at 8:48
oh sorry fo the spelling I'm in a hurry!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 23, 2005 at 0:39
Good AOR album, me agrado este album tiene sus buenos temas como Another Lonely Night(el mejor corte sin dudas un tremendo corte de puro AOR), Better Late Than Never, Without You, The Game no es una joya pero es un buen album, Ingleses con un estilo mas influenciado por el sonido canadiense de esa epoca.

From: ROBERT Date: February 9, 2006 at 12:54
Entre el AOR y el Melodic Rock!! Fantastico!!!

From: Emma FRANCIS! Date: August 10, 2006 at 16:58
FANTASTIC ALBUM.... Im so privileged to be his daughter !! He only has to sing one note and im hooked!!! Honestly you should hear him sing live!!! He's incredible!!! And still going strong!!! Also, thanx for everything you've said... means alot!!! xxx

From: Sander Kramer Date: November 12, 2006 at 11:17
Is there anybody who can send me a copy of this album? I've been looking for it since the tape I had 15 years ago.

From: Steelheart Date: March 6, 2007 at 16:28
I can't imagine why After hours didn't become AOR staples of the 80s, their sound is polished yet lightly melodic, John Francis certainly has one great voice, can only really compare his voice to Steve Perry (of Journey), but deeper and more soulful. There are some really good songs on here such as 'Another Lonely Night' and 'Without You', there are some RAR files of this album on the internet, if you search you shall find! Very good album...

From: stefantyketto Date: March 23, 2007 at 15:38
A lost gem of the AOR genre.Excellent songs, soulful vocals, great keys.They reminded me of FM or JOURNEY for some reason."Better Late Than Never" & "Another Lonely Night" they are really astonishing tracks.The cover of "Paint It Black" is also fantastic.This album is a pure 80s superb AOR! (9.5/10)

From: Magnus Date: April 1, 2007 at 9:45
Very good cd! Perfect catchy AOR/MHR with lots of keys and great hooks!

From: kipvanpearcy Date: September 7, 2007 at 19:18
Excellent, just listen to "Better late than never" and you'll think that this is a classic. Top notch record.

From: artytoit Date: February 1, 2009 at 6:47
A fantastic album and a great band! But then, I'm biased as I know them. JOHN FRANCIS, Ginger from the Canute here - can you contact me on the email address below or join Facebook and join the Canute group? arty_to_i_t@yahoo.co.uk

From: BIG-TIME Date: May 26, 2009 at 7:07
What an album just pure AOR, had this one for a few years and I still love it. JOhn has a great voice sounds like someone 10years older the keys and guitars are excellent just buy it... KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: Eva Galli Date: August 5, 2009 at 2:07
Beatiful ballad, Samantha ...10/10

From: Delbert Date: January 2, 2010 at 14:55
This is one of the finest AOR bands coming out of the UK during the 80's. This CD has it all......the voice, explosive keyboards, sweet guitars, uptempo melodic songs loaded with harmony......an AOR listener's delite!!! There's also an awesome cover of "Paint It Black" you won't want to miss. Fans of early FM-UK, JOURNEY and BLUE TEARS will totally enjoy this CD as I did!!!

From: aor-boy Date: September 4, 2010 at 4:07
Great great album. Some super ballads on here & there uptempo songs are also pretty good. This Cd is for AOR/Hard Rock lovers. Don't miss it! 7/10

From: aornufc Date: September 22, 2010 at 8:09
I agree with aor-boy but worthy of 8/10 at least :-) Would be interesting to hear this album with bigger production. New album due out soon, apparently

From: coverdale14 Date: December 9, 2010 at 13:44

From: artytoit Date: May 28, 2011 at 8:45
AfterHours are back! New album, 'Against The Grain', is out now on AOR Heaven label and available from HMV, Amazon and Play.com. Visit www.afterhoursrocks.com

From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: July 2, 2020 at 17:08
awesome CD! I just listened to "Stay By My Side"..what a set of GOLDEN PIPES does John Francis have. Gives me chills. You have to stand up and take notice to whatever you are doing while listening to this Cd. Grabs your attention. Awesome band...keep it up and keep rockin' John Francis!

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