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Artist: Midnight Blue

Title: Take the Money and Run

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Midnight Blue Take the Money and Run Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1994

Label: Zero Records (Japan)

Catalog Number: XRCN-1117


Doogie White vocals
Alex Dickson guitar, vocals
Jem Davis keyboards
Eddie Fincher drums
Niall Canning bass, vocals


1.  Surrender     Listen
2.  Makin' Love     Listen
3.  Remember     Listen
4.  Call Me     Listen
5.  Till the Morning     Listen
6.  Little Heartbreaker     Listen
7.  Hold On Till the Heartbreak's Over     Listen
8.  Until Tomorrow     Listen
9.  Hands of a Lover     Listen
10.  One Way to Heaven     Listen
11.  Take the Money and Run     Listen
12.  After Midnight bonus track     Listen
13.  Party bonus track     Listen
14.  Hurts When We Do It 2012 bonus track     Listen
15.  Only Girl 2012 bonus track     Listen

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Existing comments about this CD

From: aorjocke Date: November 27, 2004 at 10:56
Good melodic hardrock/AOR cd...with plenty of keys and good harmony vocals."Surrender" is a great uptempo AOR song,reminds of Phenomena."Remember" is a superb ballad.I must say that the most of the songs are great...and it's more AOR than hardrock, except for a few songs." Hold On Till the Heartbreak's Over", "Hands Of A Lover" and "One Way To Heaven" are all just perfect melodic rock songs.I give this one a 8/10

From: babeldigo Date: December 6, 2004 at 14:00
fine hard rock music with keys...i hear there was also a Euro version? but i have the Japan one and have only ever seen the Japan cd. rare and worth the money!!!!-)

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: December 6, 2004 at 14:31
Having an identity crisis are we (---.146.171.207.genext.net)?

From: Dean Date: December 6, 2004 at 16:33
With no offense to Wotty and some of the cool guys into AOR why are the majority of multiple personality cases on this site primarily into AOR?

From: Geoff Date: December 6, 2004 at 19:52
This is one of the biggest disappointments in my listening career. I looked forward to this for literal years. I camped on lawns, sold my lovin' for dimes and told strangers they looked beautiful. None of that had anything to do with how I wound up with this CD, but all those activities were far less disappointing than this CD. Average AOR with 1 or 2 good tracks. Simply put, if you like the Valentine debut you'll like parts of this, but if not I'd call it decent at best. Not bad, disappointing.

From: Erik Date: January 13, 2005 at 5:40
I actually liked this one. Some cool rocksongs to be found like Party, Take the money and run, Surrender, Little Heartbreaker, Hands of a lover, One way to heaven. Maybe not a brilliant release but it aint bad either. A well deserved 7,5/10.

From: Date: February 17, 2005 at 14:39
Can anyone tell me why the Jap CD's are the one's to go for I only like mine in English? Cheers.

From: anamal Date: February 17, 2005 at 16:09
the reason is the x-tra songs and the recording is better..

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 26, 2005 at 23:59
Mmm Good AOR/Melodic Rock release, bueno lo que no me gusta de este album es el cantante, mas en los agudos donde realmente la caga, pero despues es un buen album con buena dosis de teclados por cierto, ahora los cortes Surrender, Remember, Hands of a Lover, One Way to Heaven los 4 mejores cortes sin duda, despues de todo el disco aprueba el examen y mas por ser de este ao.

From: Nanteau Date: April 30, 2005 at 14:24
I'm a little late to answer maybe.. I'd like mine in English too, how they would have sounded like if they had sung in Japanese...???

From: z4roxx Date: September 17, 2005 at 12:54
I dont like D.Whites voice(maybe now with Malmsteen he sing better?!)but this band is great,not a fantastic production but they rocks with fantastic musicians,expecially the guitarist!I think its a must,9/10

From: metalguf Date: November 3, 2006 at 14:11
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. This is a pretty good album, with some catchy tunes.Get it!

From: Japangea Date: November 23, 2009 at 3:19
Doogie White did a great job on this.Really sophiscated AOR like Magnum without any proggy touch.Are the ones on e-bay foreign re-issued copies? Or well-done repros?

From: Delbert Date: January 2, 2010 at 19:09
I find that often Geoff and I are not on the same page when it comes to likes and dislikes in music.....This one pulls my chain delightfully.....MIDNIGHT BLUE vocalist Dougie White (one of my favorite singers) became a big name to classic rock fans when he became the singer in the then re-incarnated "Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW" after the MIDNIGHT BLUE gig. He also appeared on 2 ENGLISH STEEL albums [produced by Lea Hart], which featured a number of other British rock veterans and as front man for CHAIN. Today, he is known as the frontman for CORNERSTONE (another of my favorite bands). To many melodic rock collectors, Dougie White is a top vocalist up there with the likes of Jeff Scott Soto. This CD is one of the heavier 80's AOR bands and comes with my highest recommendation. I'm all over this one....

From: MetalllianStallion Date: January 3, 2010 at 6:20
Delbert - you have crossed a line and I fear for you. Geoff is universally known as the Supreme reviewer on HH (quantity = quality). His reviews are not to be fully understood or questioned by us mere melodic rock mortals. Look at his review for Foreigner 4 and then compare them to his comments for Cher's 3 releases. What appear to be one of many inconsistencies are actually pure brilliance. Report to the message board immediately and beg for forgiveness in the 'Geoff's minion mates' chat room.

From: Delbert Date: January 3, 2010 at 11:59
LOL!!! great analysis. I think this confirms my previous statement "we are not on the same page when it comes to likes and dislikes in music".......being a "mere melodic rock mortal", I speak with a softened voice concerning my likes and dislikes as I see them, I wasn't aware of being heard so loudly throughout these hallowed halls of rock. I beg forgiveness for making such disturbing noises and shall make every attempt to lower my auditory level to mere whispers in the future!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 8, 2010 at 21:33
British AOR/Hard AOR band ala Tobruk & Statetrooper...the album has its very good moments if u are into this kind of Hard AOR with some solid driven keyboards..musically is acceptable...some comments about the singer..an average one,i agree with that completely,with a stronger voice this should have sounded marvellous(even though we are talking about Doogie White,a guy that has worked with the likes of Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie M. to name a few)..."Surrender" is excellent,"Makin' Love" is flashy,"Till The Morning" is a catchy number,"Hands Of A Lover" is a fave,"One Way To Heaven" is a wonderful ballad,a highlight,"Take The Money And Run" reminded me a bit of Krokus..the bonus tracks "After Midnight" which is cool and "Party" a fave one...if u want to know some British AOR/Hard AOR bands the give MB a try..acceptable,as i said.87/100

From: aornufc Date: September 22, 2010 at 8:22
I agree with rick kerch vzla. Once again, an under-rated British AOR/Melodic Rock band along with After Hours & Rio

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 22, 2010 at 20:01
Yeah aornufc!!!..Rio & After Hours deserved more along with the Midnights!!!

From: halfordhughes Date: May 12, 2011 at 0:53
Doogies best disc...

From: BDrums1971 Date: June 13, 2011 at 2:33
definitely NOT Doogie's best disc. He got alot better after this. I like AOR and melodic rock as much as anyone, but this is NOT Doogies best at all. Cornerstone and the last Blackmore disc (can't remember the name right now) are much better.

From: BDrums1971 Date: June 13, 2011 at 2:34
pardon me...the last RAINBOW album. Stranger In Us All

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 13, 2011 at 14:57
I dunno, maybe I'm a narrow-minded prick, but any time I see a name like Doogie White, Mark Boals, Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, or any of those other will-sing-for-food "journeyman" singer types (the only people desperate enough to end up working for egomaniacs like Malmsteen, Blackmore or Schenker), I immediately lose all interest.

From: newscandi Date: January 6, 2012 at 18:00
I defenitely like this album It's really powerful but very melodic. I especially like the guitar work. For me one of the best in the Melodicrock genre (it's no typically AOR but drivin' Melodicrock).

From: 123charpenay Date: February 14, 2012 at 13:10
the first song "surrender" is excellent.brillant hard f m with splendid keyboards.but after...hum it is very very average.this cd in japan import is selling at a ridiculous high price.save your money.don t spend your money for this poor a o r album!!

From: newscandi Date: February 19, 2012 at 10:34
Very nice album.. The best I found for years.. That should mean something. Great tracks for every lover of crisp Melodic Rock! 95/100

From: newscandi Date: February 20, 2012 at 6:33
Geoff must have overreacted in those days. TOTALLY overreacted... He probably expected his dreams to come true. But it's just a music album.

From: gallus1992 Date: October 2, 2012 at 19:24
If you like quality AOR from the late 80's, than look no further than Scotland's MIDNIGHT BLUE. I discovered this band for myself back a few years. I actually am a big fan of the works of Alex Dickson from GUN and Bruce Dickinson's solo band, so I had heard about this band a few times, but thought that they never released anything. WRONG! Take The Money And Run is an awesome record, so much so that it is a cryin shame that it never saw release until 5 years after it was done! Surrender is my favorite track on here. The total WALL of keyboards makes me feel as it im driving in Miami in 89. Dickson's guitar work is total SHRED on this album, which totally rules, cause I think he's one of my faves of all time now! Overall I would say (Srry, limited space, cant spill it ALL out) that this is good for fans of 80's pop metal. K.G

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