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The Promise

Humanfire

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Category: AOR

Year: 1999

Label: Frontiers/ Now and Then

Catalog Number: 8024391002421

Average Rating: 87 / 100 (10 ratings)

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Personnel
Gareth Davies lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Colin Fraser drums
Ian Bezie lead and backing Vocals, bass
Steve Craig keyboards
Nods Graham lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Tracks
1.  Let's Talk About Love  5:13   Listen!
2.  Kiss Me and Kill Me  5:06   Listen!
3.  Hold On to Love  5:22   Listen!
4.  There Goes My Heart  4:14   Listen!
5.  When Love Takes a Hand  5:22   Listen!
6.  Hole in My Heart  4:11   Listen!
7.  Let the Night Go On Forever  5:10   Listen!
8.  Only a Woman  7:01   Listen!
9.  Looking Glass  4:03   Listen!
10.  Arms of a Stranger  8:45   Listen!
  
Total Running Time:  54:27

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From: Rockhead Date: March 25, 2004 at 5:34
Scotlands answer to Nightranger. A solid cd with a good production. Fans of Nightranger will find this pleasing.

From: ROB GARCIA Date: March 25, 2004 at 13:22
excellent follow up to the critically acclaimed debut and a more mature release too.it looks like the 4 year gap between this album and their first has paid off pretty good;this time they have concentrated more on the songs... and it shows!:'let's talk about love' it's a great opener with an excellent chorus that will stick in your head for years to come,'only a woman' it's an epic song of monstrous proportions...etc.the production it's also excellent making the band sounding very tight.i'm not

From: ROB GARCIA Date: March 25, 2004 at 13:27
too sure about the nightranger comparison though,actually imho they remind me more like a mixture of asia with fm. great album but their first album it's also quite good check them out they are both worth your hard earned cash.shame they split up after only two releases.

From: Cruise Date: March 25, 2004 at 13:38
I live in Scotland and I saw these guys live. If you ever saw them on stage you'd know why they split up.

From: koogles Date: March 26, 2004 at 11:59
Night Ranger? No. Good AOR? Yes. These guys are closer to Say, Passion Street, Talor Made etc. with better production, more power and a few progressive twists to keep things interesting. On my weekly AOR Top 40, this CD charted three times: with 'Kiss Me and Kill Me', 'Hold On To Love' (a great ballad) and 'Only a Woman'.

From: Rockhead Date: March 26, 2004 at 13:29
In response to the Nightranger I concede having listened to the CD again after god knows how many years that it dosnt sound alot like them-weird how the memory plays tricks!! I do believe that Nightranger were an influence if my memory of old Hard Roxx interviews is active.

From: Nanteau Date: April 2, 2004 at 16:55
Excellent CD --especially if you realize it's from the second period of the 90s where good music hardly was to find. Koogles says it all by telling you it's 'interesting' AOR. Most of the AOR bands are too boring for me (e.g. Strangeways, Beau Geste etc.), melodic rock sometimes is less melodic (e.g. Fate, Million). This is a PERFECT mix of it all with some (not too much luckily) epic and prog elements. My favourites on here are:

From: Nanteau Date: April 2, 2004 at 17:02
'There goes my heart' -very emotionally and a fine 'vocal' song for dreaming-, 'Let the night go on forever' -slow, cool & bluesy =PERFECT song which could've been from Gary Moore- as well as 'Arms of a stranger' -cool epic one which rocks --Of course the whole album is quite good and that's not often to find. It's in my ever top 20

From: To Cruise Date: April 2, 2004 at 17:04
Why did they split up?? What did they on stage??

From: Cruise Date: April 2, 2004 at 20:27
Nanteau, they were by far the worst live act i've ever seen. i had the misfortune to see them twice. I've seen hundreds of gigs and these guys were way at the bottom of the pile. Both the albums are good enough but they should have stayed a studio project.

From: Border Rat Date: September 16, 2004 at 19:02
Kiss me and kill me,hold on to love,let's talk about love,when love takes a hand (very much like SURVIVOR here) and let the night go on forever are catchier than any fishing lure.There is not a bad track on this great rock cd.Full credit to MARK ASHTON who produced this ALBUM.Only a woman is also very good and the guitars really sharpen up on hole in my heart which rocks hard.The blistering lead guitar work on this cd has me in audio heaven. 10 out of 10.

From: Geoff Date: September 19, 2004 at 0:32
If you like Lost Weekend, if you don't mind your AOR on the very average side, this might just be the CD for you. No, it's not that bad but this is such an average release it's sometimes painful. Not bad, just so bloody average it dips below averageness for me into rather poor and extremely uninspired. I didn't mind 'Hold on to love', but honestly - average! Fans of The Sign might also enjoy.

From: to cruise Date: September 21, 2004 at 9:56
Where did you see them live? Also, How come, if they were so bad the first time, you went back to see them again.

From: oliver Date: October 25, 2004 at 15:28
saw these guys at the gods. wow, what a great gig, and what a great band. so sorry that they split. so many average bands have earned the big money. these guys split, cause the had to earn money from 9-5 to make a living. will always remember them and the fiendly conversation we've had. thanks guys. 10/10

From: Axe Machine Date: November 11, 2004 at 5:42
A 'fair' attempt from yet another Scottish outfit living in the shadows of Strangeways. The songs are certainly better on this album, but perhaps not as instantly likeable as the debut. Comparable to Lost Weekend/Passion Street in places with Survivorish touches (without the class). The opening track is class. Worth owning - 7.5/10

From: z4roxx Date: November 26, 2006 at 11:14
Wow!I didn t remember an awesome cd like this one,I think it's better than the debut.Are these Alias covers?Is this Freddy Curci's brother?Nothing of all,one of my faves bands out of England indeed,fantastic melodick pomp/aor,a must!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: January 26, 2007 at 18:30
Great of Course, siguiendo las mismas lineas que su anterior trabajo AOR y Melodic Rock(porque eso es lo que combina esta banda y algunos temas algo mas Hard Melodico) y no solo AOR como figura arriba nos entregan otro album digno que su predecesor igual calidad igual nivel, obligado 9/10.

From: guitareth Date: July 16, 2007 at 15:58
Gareth Davies, guitarist from The Promise here. Just found these comments and am very grateful for the mostly positive remarks. Unfortunately, I can't help but go on the defensive re the comments from Cruise saying he'd seen us live twice and we were crap! I'd love to know where and when you saw us? Are you sure you are thinking of the right band?

From: guitareth Date: July 16, 2007 at 16:01
(Continued rant!) Yes, all bands can have off nights, but I do know we were a highly rehearsed band and enjoyed a reputation for being particularly good live - as can be seen from many live reviews online and in magazines. In fact we never received any negative reviews of our live shows. See http://www.the-promise.co.uk/Human_Fire_Reviews/Live_Reviews/live_reviews.html for many unedited reviews.

From: guitareth Date: July 16, 2007 at 16:03
(Continued rant!) I'm sure most people who saw us at any of the Gods shows would agree, and I know Dan from this site was well impressed when he saw us live in Las Vegas in 2000. So, I'm sorry to get all defensive, but Cruise's remarks really got me fired up, and I don't want to see our 'legacy' tarnished by this slur (LOL!!!)

From: juan carlos Date: December 22, 2008 at 0:10
I prefer the album debut than this one. The ballad 'Hold On to Love' & 'There Goes My Heart' are my fav tracks of this album. 'Let the Night Go On Forever' and 'Only a Woman' are great songs too. 8.5/10.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 8, 2010 at 22:33
Very solid British outfit and the album rocks good!.."Let's Talk About Love" guess what?..rocks!,"Kiss Me & Kill Me" is just excellent,"Hold On To Love" is a fave,liked it a lot,"There Goes My Heart" is a beautiful song,"When Love Takes A Hand" rocks too,another personal fave,"Let The Night Go On Forever" smoothness is calling! and "Only A Woman" is a good track,a highlight...89/100.buy!.


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