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Title: Rock It
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Category: AOR/ Melodic Rock
Label: Steelheart Memories
Catalog Number: SMM 1543
Released as part of the Lost UK Jewels Series Vol. 12 + bonus tracks
Limited Edition 500 copies
|1. ||Rock It |
|2. ||Nights On Fire |
|3. ||Seven Mountains |
|4. ||Baby Blue |
|5. ||It Takes A Man To Cry |
|6. ||Showdown |
|7. ||Dance All Night |
|8. ||One In A Million |
|9. ||Shine |
|10. ||Turn It Up |
|11. ||Nights On Fire demo bonus track |
|12. ||Baby Blue demo bonus track |
|13. ||Seven Mountains demo bonus track |
|14. ||One In A Million demo bonus track |
|15. ||Dance All Night demo bonus track |
|16. ||It Takes A Man To Cry demo bonus track |
|17. ||Turn It Up demo bonus track |
|18. ||Rock It demo bonus track |
|19. ||Shine demo bonus track |
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Existing comments about this CD
|From: stef the french
||Date: July 20, 2004 at 18:28|
|GREAT BRITISH HARDROCK BAND, INFLUENCED BY DEF LEPPARD ! A REALLY GOOD ALBUM ANYWAY.LISTEN TO 'ONE IN A MILLION' ,'SEVEN MOUNTAIN' OR 'BABY BLUE' THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ALBUM. THEY RELEASED ANOTHER OPUS BUT DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BEFORE OR AFTER?
||Date: July 20, 2004 at 18:52|
|They released one before... Torino - Customized (1988).This one is to me the better one, because it's more AOR oriented, It's more like 'After Hours' kind of sound...
||Date: August 30, 2004 at 0:04|
|This is another one I must whip out again. I have what sounds like a 10th generation CDR copy of this CD which must be played at multiple volumes to be heard, but there are, from what I recall, two or three really, really good melodic rockers here. I know 'One in a million' was one, can't recall the other. Very patchy, but it has it's moments.
||Date: August 30, 2004 at 18:49|
|I am not agreeing with anyone here,this album is crap....Sorry.
|From: stef the french
||Date: August 31, 2004 at 18:53|
|I REACH TO GET THE OTHER ALBUM ,THEIR FIRST ONE CALLED CUSTOMIZED RELEASED IN 1988 & PRODUCED BY STEVE MORRIS FROM HEARTLAND... THE PROD IS QUITE WEAK BUT THE SONGS ARE GOOD .IT 'S SIMILAR TO THE 2ND ALBUM. SORRY WOTTY BUT DO YOU LIKE AOR ?
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 6:12|
|To stef the french.What a scandalous last statement you made concerning my liking or dislike of AOR.I do like AOR but I dislike this album,it just doesnt do anything or go anywhere.NUFF SAID...
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 7:02|
|I agree with Wotty. I love AOR, but aside from a few decent AOR highlights this is pretty cliched bargain-bin stuff. Is a 6/10 at best.
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 7:08|
|Hey Tim.You are a gentleman.But be careful,your love of AOR may be put into question....
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 7:13|
|Why, is Freddy back?????
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 7:16|
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 7:19|
|I think I formulate me wrong last time...what I mean is that the first album 'Customized' is the better one, this one is to me just boring hardrock with no finesse.
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 7:25|
|It seems I have allies,so it isnt just me who doesnt rate this album.
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 14:11|
|Wotty/all - agree with you this is pretty poor - the debut was good but this has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Poor production, poor songs, and poor playing. Avoid
|From: stef the french
||Date: November 13, 2004 at 12:21|
|WOOOOUUU!!!! WE 'RE TALKING OF ALLIES ...ARE WE ENNEMIES ? WELL DON'T THINK SO ! ANYWAY I DON'T CARE ... BUT WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT SOME ALBUMS ARE WELL RATED AND AREN'T REALLY SO GOOD... BUT TASTES AND COLORS .... WE'RE THE SAME MUSIC AND I HAVE NO ENNEMIES HERE..WELL I THINK !
|From: Nick C
||Date: February 11, 2005 at 14:49|
|I have a demo/early tape of this band before Hoppy joined (Paul D) and they were called Gran Torino. It's a two track affair and although the songs on it were pretty good I think my copy was a little dodgy...I'll have to dig it out. They used to play the demo at a rock club I used to go to and quite a few people used to get up and give it the old headbang! Think I'll have to nip up into my loft and see if I can find it.
||Date: February 11, 2005 at 18:10|
|Dai ma che cazzo di nome ridicolo hanno questi ahahaha!!Addirittura Gran Torino si chiamavano prima??Mi sa che sono i figli dei giocatori del Grande Torino ahahahaha!!!
|From: juan carlos
||Date: October 25, 2007 at 0:38|
|HardRock con toques AOR. La 1 y 2 temas rockerillas de las ya escuchadas algo pasables, "Seven Mountains" de lo mejor del album con ese toque AOR tan atractivo, "Baby Blue" otro punto alto asi como la HardRock melódica "One In A Million"Temazo! y "Shine" mis preferidas. La Hardrockera "Turn It Up" con esos coros/riff/solo buenos y la acústica "It Takes A Man To Cry" ok. Buen disco como esta disfrutable. 8/10
||Date: October 26, 2007 at 10:29|
|Wotty and Tim said it! I bought this listened to it once and since then it´s laying somewhere in my car.
||Date: March 21, 2013 at 21:16|
|TORINO formed out of Liverpool in 1984 as STRANGEHEART & then GRAN TORINO. They started with a 2-track Demo that was produced by former RAGE guitarist Mick Devonport & recorded with original bassist Steve Perry & guitarist Colin Guthrie. They released another 7 track Demo & another 2 tracker, landing a deal with FM Revolver. As the band became TORINO, ROX guitarist Paul "Diamond" Hopwood joined on bass following a brief period with JAILBAIT amongst other artists. They recorded their debut "Customized" in 2 weeks with EXPORT guitarist Steve Morris as producer. This follow up was recorded 1 year later by which time Paul "Diamond" had departed & was replaced by former GRAN TORINO member & ex-TOKYO bassist Stephan James. Simon Peters was also added on guitars. Vocalist Stuart Fox (LARRAKIN)would be replaced after both LPs by Tony O'Hora (STATETROOPER, HORAKANE, HIGHWIRE, LARRAKIN, PRAYING MANTIS, & ONSLAUGHT). Once TORINO folded, O'Hora joined ONSLAUGHT with drummer Brian Dixon forming CON
||Date: March 21, 2013 at 21:21|
|...CONTAGIOUS in 1991. Brian would also have a stint with CAPRICE & would eventually get the job with Doom giants - CATHEDRAL. O'Hora would later join HIGHWIRE after ONSLAUGHT & then NWOBHM veterans PRAYING MANTIS while also releasing an LP with HORAKANE. By 2003 O'Hora was fronting 70's Glamsters SWEET & then playing bass in 2004 with STATETROOPER. TORINO would apparently reform for a one-off gig in 2004 at the "Z-Rock" Festival in Liverpool. Tony O'Hora would also release his Solo effort titled, "Escape Into The Sun" in 2006. Interestingly enough, Paul "Diamond" Hopwood would also have some involvement with VENOM (although unknown in what capacity). But with all the impressive resumes & confusing lineups, TORINO displayed some average Melodic Hard Rock/Metal that needed tightening in many aspects. They had a deliberate, plodding style similar to BRITNY FOX but didn't offer anything groundbreaking here. They were more on the Hair Metal end of the spectrum with a cool image.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: April 8, 2013 at 18:11|
|If you are into the likes of Statetrooper,Midnight Blue,Tobruk,Heavy Pettin or Garrison to name some bands then you are gonna dig Torino quite well...an act that came out in late 80's and released apart from this album,another one named "Customised"(1988)which is far better than this "Rock It"(IMO)and hasn't been posted here yet at HH.Some decent tracks in the shape of the AORish cuts "Seven Mountains" & "Baby Blue" plus "One In A Million","Dance All Night" & "Shine"( )...78/100
|From: hair metal again
||Date: September 9, 2016 at 11:50|
|excellent release for TORINO back in 89 with a great commercial sound and some really good songs like "seven mountains","baby blue","one in a million" and the sensational ballad "it takes a man to cry"!the production isnt good but the band gives its heart & soul and satisfies all oldschool hard rockers around ..PS really enjoyed MrMetal s info above
||Date: September 11, 2016 at 15:40|
|hum one more time i m agree with the 2013 s comment of my venezuelian friend rick.i ve nothing against this band and this album but this record is decent not more.i see nothing special ,nothing extraordinary about this realise.it s a commercial (very average) realise.so they are not lucky cause 1989 was the best year ever for fabulous,sensational,extraordinary melodic rock s records.so with a so common and and average realise they have absoluty no chances to stay in the history of the melodic hard rock.
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