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Title: Written in the Sand
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Category: Hard Rock
Label: Zero Records (Japan)
lead and rhythm guitars
|1. ||Brave New World ||4:12|
|2. ||Essence ||5:20|
|3. ||Cry No More ||5:18|
|4. ||Back to Life ||6:12|
|5. ||Written in the Sand ||3:29|
|6. ||Love Never Dies ||5:45|
|7. ||I Will Be There ||5:02|
|8. ||Take Me Through the Night ||6:08|
|9. ||Down the Drain ||3:44|
|10. ||I Believe ||5:50
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|Total Running Time:|| 51:00|
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: October 17, 2003 at 11:59|
|La verdad es q este disco no me convence en absoluto- Lo ultimo q esta haciendo este genio para mi humilde entender, no esta a la altura d este super guitarrista.
||Date: December 23, 2003 at 20:32|
|Maybe nobody knows about this disc and that's why there is only one comment. At first, Michael only distributed it at the concerts but then later it was commercially released. This is such a cool disc because the singer, Leif Sundin, and Michael were totally on the same page. All of the songs have a positive vibe, almost Christian rock but not that far. Michael was in a good place when he recorded this disc. Check out Love Never Dies and Take Me Through The Night (tone tone tone.)
|From: ROB GARCIA
||Date: January 21, 2004 at 18:38|
|TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!.mcauley please come back!.
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: July 29, 2004 at 4:50|
|This is utter tuneless rubbish, with soul-less guitar playing and crap vocals. This brought to an end my interest in MSG (which mainly stemmed from the 3 highly commercial releases starting with "Perfect Timing"). Avoid. 1/10.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: July 29, 2004 at 5:40|
|Bullshit ? ! Rubbish ? ! Not his best work, but 1/10 ? ! This is a more than decent record and certainly no bullshit at all. If this is rubbish, than 90% of todays releases are even more rubbish !
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: July 29, 2004 at 5:53|
|I thought 1/10 was quite generous actually, as there's not one single melody or chorus that sticks in my head. Perhaps early fans of the band may get something out of this, but I liked the more commercial 80's stuff and get nothing from this. Robin McAuley was never the worlds greatest vocalist but he suited the melodic style. The vocals on this are terrible. Agree with your point, Freaky, about modern releases, but this just leaves me cold.
||Date: November 30, 2004 at 18:16|
|Not my cup of Schenker tea, but I had to have it for the collection.
||Date: February 9, 2005 at 11:39|
|TIM(2) you are normally pretty spot on but this time sorry dude way out of line. Mad Mickey's history makes him an easy target for no-brain comments like yours. If he did 'Perfect Timing' & 'Save Yourself' every release I'm sure he'd get slagged for that too. Got to the stage where he's done so much varied stuff that every release is going to be loved by some & hated by others. TIM(2) just because you don't like it doesn't make it "tuneless rubbish". In the varied MSG discovery I'd give it 7/10.
|From: Remastered Reason
||Date: January 16, 2006 at 14:45|
|A curious mix of hard rock & adult contemporary music here. Sundin's vocals seem to flow convincingly throught the twists & turns that dominate theses songs. "Love never Dies" & "Written in the Sand" are among the best executed.
||Date: September 17, 2007 at 3:44|
|HUGE CD 98/100 the following of the "WALK ON WATER" by UFO !!! The line-up is a real killer !BARRY SPARKS & SHANE GAALAAS from RISING FORCE : what a rythm section LEIF SUNDIN from the mighty GREAT KING RAT/JOHANSSON BROS. is so good terriffic ! The style is so SCHENKERish if youdon't like this then you don't like MSG !Huge HUGE GO BUY IT NOW GO GO GO !!!!!
|From: ALEXX GLAM
||Date: October 14, 2008 at 11:17|
|I LIKE LEIF SUNDIN VOICE AND LOVE NEVER DIES ITS A GREAT COMERCIAL SONG
||Date: February 19, 2010 at 0:50|
|I think this one of the best cds MSG ever did,very hook laden and melodic. can't beleive in reading some of the comments about the singer being crappy,what cd were you listening to.Leif Sundin is one of the best voices in the world.As mentioned above he was in the mighty Great King Rat,and this sounds similar to GKR which is a huge compliment.Love this cd.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: April 10, 2012 at 5:08|
|pretty good MSG release with great production by Ron Nevison and fine vocs by Leif Sundin.the approach is hard rockin but not as commercial as previous releases!all the songs are ok but there isnt any hits that could lift this release!"take me through the night","i believe","written in the sand " the highlights!
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