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Artist: Sha-Boom

Title: The Race Is On

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Sha-Boom The Race Is On Album Cover


Category: Melodic Rock

Year: 2005

Label: AOR Heaven (Germany)

Catalog Number: AORH1620


Dag Finn Vocals
Tommy Denander Guitars, Keyboards, Producer
Kee Marcello Guitar
Steiner Hagen Guitar
Jonas Karlberg Guitar
Bo Reimer Guitar
Sayit Dolen Guitar
John Leven Bass
Marcel Jacob Bass
Joel Starander Bass
EZ Gomer Bass
Mic Michaeli Keyboards
Jorgen Ingestrom Keyboards
Ulf Steneberg Keyboards
Dan Helgesen Keyboards
Ian Haugland Drums
Christian Ekwall Drums
Daniel Flores Drums
Anders Borjesson Drums
Thomas Vikstrom Backing Vocals


1.  Blah Blah Blah  
2.  Somewhere In The Dark  
3.  My Home Town  
4.  The Race Is On  
5.  22nd Of October  
6.  Into The Fire  
7.  Get The Party Started  
8.  Message Of Love  
9.  Here I Am  
10.  Big Bang  
11.  This Is My Life  
12.  Why Did I  
13.  Fortune And Fame  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Wotty Date: April 3, 2005 at 12:24
I really rate this album.Thirteen tracks of what seems to have been a blast producing.Every track captures a bit of fun,which is what it's all about,and some stay lodged in the head and won't leave,The Race Is On,Message Of Love and Big Bang being obvious candidates.If you want a feel-good album and don't want to be too critical,this'll do !!!!!!

From: Swriter Date: April 3, 2005 at 12:47
ageed Wolfy, I read articles and heard this was like a poppy/glam melodic/aor/rock thing, hahahaha, never heard the other ones, but this is a cool one, like Wolfy said, nothing too serious, just a feel good album, The Race is On is a great song among many others. Now to find the older ones!!!

From: Erik Date: April 3, 2005 at 13:22
Like i wrote earlier. If you like good solid party feel good rockmusic then this is it. Sha-Boom delivers again big time. Loved the earlier releases and this matches maybe even tops them at some moments. Goooooooooooooood !

From: TIM (2) Date: April 7, 2005 at 11:40
A good deal heavier than their previous stuff this, and it reminds me of EVENRUDE and RETURN'S "V" quite a lot. Despite the so-so vocals this is a very good collection of Scandi AOR/MHR, with "My Home Town" and "22nd of October" being my faves. It does have it's fillers, but there are some very catchy tunes on here and it's well worth getting. 8/10.

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From: Jez Date: April 9, 2005 at 6:09
I usually, take my time before commenting on a disc, but this one has made an instant impact, so i'll break my golden rule. I always found their other releases way to Poppy and a bit on the corny side to really appreciate, but this, with it's slightly tougher sound is a whole lot better. Ok, nothing groundbreaking here, but it does have instantly catchy hooks a plenty, which is why it is so easy to listen too and leaves a big smile on the old face. The Scandies do it yet again.

From: swriter Date: May 8, 2005 at 12:22
wow, I was thinking about getting this one, and now I saw it is top of the 26 and over 500 votes in a few weeks, I must get it now!!!!!!! HHAHAHA

From: 80sMetal1 Date: May 18, 2005 at 14:07
If there was ever a definition of FUN, these guys hit the nail on the head! Just really fun, upbeat, feel-good tracks. With all the depressing stuff that's out there today, these guys are definitely a breath of fresh air!

From: Geoff Date: May 18, 2005 at 20:33
'Into the fire','Get the party started' & 'Big bang' all touch on the Sha-Boom of old and I hate each of them- but they're the only 3 fillers on the whole disc! The other 10 tracks range from great to awesome. I think this is MUCH better than previous Sha-Boom CDs and 'Why did I' is one of my faves of the year. Killer song. Other faves are 'Somewhere In The Dark','My Home Town','22nd Of October','Message Of Love','Here I Am','This Is My Life'. Great disc, hugely recommended for melodic rock fans

From: stryper Date: July 6, 2005 at 11:13
always been a big fan.and this just goes to show.that the boya ain't lost the magic.great party feel good rock n roll.a must have.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 26, 2005 at 22:32
Good AOR/Melodic Rock album, la verdad de Sha-Boom solo tengo este disco y e leido grandes comentarios de sus discos anteriores, este para el año que estamos viviendo es un buen disco, hay buenos cortes que gustara a los amantes del Rock melodico y AOR, asi que este es un disco que no defraudara a la gente metida en este mundo.

From: caritosmatanza Date: January 27, 2006 at 8:54
Más cañero que los anteriores, si bien los estribillos, la marca registrada de grandeza de sha-boom no son tan grandilocuentes y espectaculares. Algo de cansancio se ve en esta superbanda, pero es un disco más que disfrutable. En un año con decepciones como el último de Warrant, es difícil no apreciar un regalo como éste. Rock escandinavo, popero y bien construído. Echa un vistazo a sus anteriores discos, estos chicos lo han hecho mejor.8/10

From: Vikki Roxx Date: August 28, 2006 at 3:59
Amazing melodic glam in the mood of Sweet!

From: z4roxx Date: November 3, 2006 at 12:50
For me it’s a waste of time write on this cd.”Bla-bla-bla”,what a marvellous starting!It’s their third work and to me sound great like the others 2,magic voice,great moments of great party rock/aor typical of their vein.I don t add nothing else,I LOVE THIS BAND,N.1 from Scandinavia IMO.

From: Guardian777 Date: March 5, 2008 at 10:36
Very good album. Awesome. Just hear "The Race Is On", "Message Of Love" and "This Is My Life", the best tracks on the album. This is waht melodies and harmonies are all about. Another Gem. Thanx Dag Finn.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: April 20, 2008 at 6:07
GOOD CD 85/100 between RETURN/BAM BAM BOYS/EVENRUDE/DA VINCI with a lot of guest very fresh and Obviously essential if you like big sing along chorus SCANDI MELODIC ROCK/HAIR/PARTY/POP METAL

From: BIG-TIME Date: August 13, 2008 at 10:41
For me this sounds like Mcfly or that other similar band and is a bit to modern for me. Yes this is feel good stuff but is your VERY average hard rock nothing special at all. Tracks 2 my fav, 5 has a Def Leppard sound and feel, 9 sounds like Scorpions and 12 which I like too, has a late 80's feel but just doesn't hit the mark. Defo a none essential for true 80's fan like the usual stuff, remember it's 2005 so if your into your rock past 1998 this is for you...me i'll stick to the stuff im into...KEEP ROCKIN 80's STYLE ALL!!!

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 1, 2012 at 11:33
Fans of instantly catchy, upbeat melodic rock with hooky sing-along choruses and oodles of stacked harmonies will probably shout this album's praises so loud that people might think they heard a sonic boom. The Scandis knocked it out of the park again with this one by toughening up the poppier edge the band sported in the past and just drenching the whole album in everything melodic rock fans crave. If you don't have this one in your collection, you should race to the nearest online vendor and order a copy, because you've been missing out on some high quality stuff the last 7 years. Is this the most awesome album of all time? No...but it still deserves a place on your shelf.

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