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Artist: Diving for Pearls

Title: Texas

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Category: Modern Melodic Rock

Year: 2005

Label: Atenzia Records (Sweden)

Catalog Number: ATZ02016


Danny Malone vocals, guitar
Peter Skaltis guitar
David Zychek bass, guitar
David Pratner drums, backing vocals
Anetha Pratner backing vocals


1.  Thinking About Things That Will Never Be  
2.  I Thought About You  
3.  The Truth Is  
4.  If I Only Knew  
5.  Baby Come Down  
6.  The Colours Show  
7.  I Will Get Over You  
8.  Broken Man  
9.  Heaven Only Knows  
10.  The Sweetest Sin  
11.  Lonely Is the Dark  
12.  Stop the World from Turning  

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From: vandervelde Date: July 17, 2005 at 13:22
Although this isn't perfect album and worse than the debut it's still very good album...songs like Heaven Only Knows,The Truth Is, If I Only Knew are simply amazing and could easily be on the St album...voice of Danny Malone hasn't changed a bit...only minor is few modern tracks (which isn't for sure awful)with the worst opener...IMO it's a 8/10 album...

From: ton Date: July 17, 2005 at 14:51
The DFP from 1989 belongs to my personal top 10 albums. On Texas Danny's voice is still charming and full emotions. That's the reason why I love this second effort a bit. Some beautiful songs as mentioned in earlier opinions and sure also the balladesque I will get over you but some modern stuff as Lonely is the dark, baby come down and the much too heavy opener. Brrr for me. This should be a Danny Malone solo album. There's only one DFP, indeed the band from '89. We want aor,real aor Danny!!!!

From: TIM (2) Date: July 18, 2005 at 11:30
If this were a set of demos from the debut then the reaction to this wouldve been better. But demos from the debut is exactly what it sounds like. It sounds raw, & lacks the multi-layered production of the debut. It also has the most forgettable opening track to any album I've ever heard. Classy vocals of course, and about 3 very high quality tracks, but it all sounds like it's been rushed out in mid-production without the harmonies or keys. Decent, but couldve been so much better. 6/10.

From: MelodicMan Date: July 18, 2005 at 15:09
Oh man, this is so bad... Actually I'm not surprised, cause they already said they would go modern-stupid-crap this time. No keys, no hooks, no big choruses, not even the ballad "The Truth Is" worth it. 3/10

From: Nick C Date: July 19, 2005 at 1:40
It's okay...and that's the crux of it O.K. isn't good enough for DFP really, and maybe the name should not have been resurrected for this release. The opening track is awful, the chorus line being repeated ad infinitum for the last 2:30 minutes of the song with a brief guitar solo to break it up. Bloody irritating!!! A couple of tracks could have come off the 1st release The Truth Is has a similar sound to New Moon for instance. But as the CD goes on the material gets weaker.

From: Nick C Date: July 19, 2005 at 1:45
(cont...) Danny's voice is still excellent though, I'm not against the updated sound in any way and I was quite enjoying the opening track until the endless chorus problem!! But the songs just don't quite cut it for me. There was a thread on the message board saying what is the most disappointing album you have ever bought, well having had it on order for about 2 - 3 years with Destiny Records (thanks Simon) and waiting with grubby little mitts for so long this album is a contender 5/10

From: Nick C Date: July 19, 2005 at 13:45
Hmmm! Have to add one more comment...apologies. I wasn't quite right in saying "as the CD goes on the material gets weaker" as a couple of tracks toward the end are quite good. It's just that there are too many fillers and it kind of makes the record drag. For me the best songs are 2,3,6,7,9,10. Track 4 for some reason reminds me of Madonna in it's delivery...Tell the truth..am I losing it???

From: Rockhead Date: July 20, 2005 at 13:13
In my best Freaky voice-MY GOT YET ANOTHER ALBUM THAT KILLS THE SANCTITY THAT IS AOR!! THIS IS UTTER NU BREED CRAP!!! And for once I have to agree. This is so far removed from the debut that a big sticker should be placed on the cover stating it is nothing like the original (either band or album). Sorry but this is not very good.

From: AOR freaky Date: July 21, 2005 at 3:41
You took the words right out of my mouth, Rockhead. This is exactly what I've expected and what I've feared. As soon as I knew that this would be released on Atenzia I knew it would be NOT AOR but nu-breed/alternative stuff ! And that's exactly what it is ! BAD ! In fact : this is NOT a DFP release, but a Malone solo record ! Where is the wonderful sound of the debut ? Where are the keys ? This is kind of a singer/songwriter record, not a band effort at all ! Danny, you can do better, man

From: Geoff Date: July 21, 2005 at 22:32
I think people are over-reacting here and tend to agree with Tim (2) thus far. Anyone who thinks this does not sound like DFP is lying to themselves. The songs are there (though not quite as good as the debut), but it's just the sound that fails this album. I'd have liked keys too, and a better more crisp production. The album sounds "shabby" for lack of a better word. Some good traditional DFP songs though and my full review to follow soon When I've heard it more.

From: Geoff Date: July 24, 2005 at 23:37
This is not "nu-breed" or "alternative" and anyone who thinks that has not heard this disc. This is no more 'modern' than any other CD released these days, which are all literally modern, as is this. This is raw, unpolished rock n'roll. 'I Thought About You' is okay, 'The Truth Is' is beautiful and traditional DFP, as is 'If I Only Knew' . 'The Colours Show' and 'I Will Get Over You' are also excellent. 'Heaven Only Knows' is also great, but the rest is unfortunately pretty poor. 6 good songs is

From: Geoff Date: July 24, 2005 at 23:39
6 good songs is not a great effort, but I don't mind this disc. The other songs are not poor because they're 'modern', they're just poor songs. This is nowhere near as good as the debut, but it's not awful. Awful artwork though; Looks like budget crap. Good vocals though. I must admit it's obviously more realistically a Danny Malone project rather than a DFP album.

From: swriter Date: July 25, 2005 at 0:17
I agree Geoff, I would not slam the album, and I do not think it is nu breed or modern at all, being a singer-songwriter at times, to me, it sounds like a singer-songwriter album, stripped down, more than normal, I feel some of the songs r great, maybe lots more production would make it up to aor/rock standards, great vocals though I must say!!!

From: johnk5150 Date: July 26, 2005 at 7:34
This album isn't nearly as bad as everyone is saying in much the same way the debut isn't nearly as classic as everyone says. The debut is pure AOR by the numbers with some HORRIBLE lyrics. The lyrics on Texas are thoughtful and actually say something. I'll take this any day over 'You're all I know, I can't let you go. You're all I know, I can't let you go. You're all I know, I can't let you go. You're all I know, I can't let you go.' Give this record a chance.

From: AOR freaky Date: July 26, 2005 at 14:44
This good and the debut AOR by numbers ? ? ! ! ! Well, strange and weird opinion, johnk5150. Listen again and judge then !

From: johnk5150 Date: July 26, 2005 at 15:45
Just did. Opinion hasn't changed. With the exception of 'Never On Monday', the lyrics to the first record s^ck. S/T and the Signal record are probably the two most overated albums in AOR history.

From: AOR freaky Date: July 27, 2005 at 5:11
Fine, nice you listened again. For me : the two albums you name, especially the Signal one (best pure AOR record EVER IMO), are SUPERB ! Tastes differ !!!

From: johnk5150 Date: July 28, 2005 at 7:59
The Signal record bothers me because the pacing is all wrong. And they needed to throw away ONE of the ballads for another rocker. Side 2 of that record is very forgettable to me.

From: AOR freaky Date: July 28, 2005 at 14:33
Dear johnk5150 : I think you're a bit confused. Don't compare AOR to pure hardrock. These are two different genres, which I both like. Signal is PERFECT AOR to me, not hardrock !!!!! If you want pure rockers, you have to listen to a hardrockact. But let me know what AOR records you really like. I'm curious. For me : the most overrated and worst AOR record ever is : Raised On Radio by Journey (BORING, speaking of SOFT, this is pure pop and bad pop). Best, my friend.

From: victordeaor Date: August 11, 2005 at 4:54
No esta mal, aunque algunos temas son prescindibles...la verdad es que pusieron el liston muy alto con su primer disco... hecho en falta el clasico sonido de la banda.

From: juan carlos Date: November 30, 2007 at 19:14
Hablaban de NuBreed o Alternativo lo cual acá eso no existe, es Melodic Rock Actual. Muy cierto es que el sonido es muy diferente al primero y la producción es de regular a mala, la batería suena a lata, realmente se apresuraron al sacar esto. "The Truth Is" es un calco de "New Moon" mi favorita y un temazo, lástima que no haya su respectivo solo de guitarra. La voz de Danny es una delicia y lo mejor del disco. "Heaven Only Knows" con un olor a The Beatles y "I Will Get Over You" buenísimas.....

From: juan carlos Date: November 30, 2007 at 19:16
..."Because The Truth Is.. That I´m Still in Love With You" Vaya temazo y letrita ehh.. Lástima lo de la producción. 7.5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 30, 2010 at 21:25
If you are looking for the sound of their magnificent debut album...forget it!..not a bad album but without the spark of the first one ..."Thinking About Things That Will Never Be" is a cool starter,quite good honestly,"I Thought About You" also a one...another highlights are "If I Only Knew","Heaven Only Knows"(liked it) & "Lonely Is The Dark"...if there is a third release...86/100 :confuded: &

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 30, 2010 at 21:25
i meant

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