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Heavy Harmonies Review|
||Date: March 18, 2003 at 1:21|
|Hey, it's Boston! Well, no, not really, but the comparisons are inevitable. RTZ always did have a bit more "accessible" sound than Boston did. It's been 7 years since the first RTZ album, and these guys still have good musical chops. Delp and Goudreau may be older, but they still know how to put out some worthy music!|
Track By Track:
- When You Love Someone (4:34). This is a great opener! A good mid-tempo rocker with a cool chorus that sounds straight out of Boston's repertoire. This one keeps you humming along. This would make excellent radio inroads.
- Turn This Love Around (4:16). When the acoustic guitar and vocal intro started, I thought to myself "Amanda redux." This song is better than that. The chorus reminds me of Dare's latest efforts.
- Someday (4:19). The beginning of this song for some reason reminds me of Steve Miller's The Joker, but the song quickly turns into a fluffy little ditty. It's not a bad track.
- Violent Days (4:07). Don Henley, anyone? That, crossed with a little bit of Hootie and the Blowfish. It's not one of my favorite tracks.
- Change for Change (3:59). Some screaming guitars start this one off. This one has more balls than most on the album. I wish the chorus was a bit more powerful; the vocals sound a little strained at times.
- One in a Million (4:24). A little bit of brass is a nice addition to this track. A soulfull lament about a love gone bad. This is definitely a standout track!
- Given You Up for Dead (4:46). I hear bits of John Cougar in this one. It's a straight-ahead rocker. A bit of a southern tinge to it.
- Don't Wait (4:40). This is a lighter tune, more reminiscent of some of the earlier Boston ballads. Not bad, although it doesn't hold my attention...
- Talk to Me (4:23). Stylistically, this goes back about 20 years or so...wow! I like the chorus on this one. Nice honky-tonk piano, with female backing vocals thrown in to boot.
- Don't Lead Me On (4:04). We round out the album with a nice mellow mid-tempo ballad. Stylistically, I hear Tom Petty all over this one. The chorus is fairly decent.
This album is solid, but not memorable. Boston fans will enjoy it, as will fans of most '70s mid-tempo rock music. Nothing ever goes "balls-to-the-wall", nor is the orchestration and arrangement anything to write home about, but it is nonetheless quite entertaining.
Existing comments about this CD
||Date: November 19, 2001 at 14:18|
|Great album!Brad Delp and Barry Goudreau from Boston still going strong
||Date: January 23, 2002 at 15:38|
||Date: April 29, 2002 at 15:31|
|Just gave this one another try......still....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
||Date: June 13, 2002 at 21:45|
|Kim, you must be tone deaf! This is a great album. Great songs and superb musicianship, you obviously don't know anything about either or else you would have appreciated it. Perhaps Britney Spears will wake you up?
||Date: June 14, 2002 at 1:28|
|Sorry ThunderDan. I like my music a bit more Heavy and with a more Raw sound on the guitars. Hope thats fine with you.?
||Date: June 14, 2002 at 1:40|
|By the way TD, the track Change for Change is awesome. I like the sound of the guitars on that one, but most of the other tracks are too polished for me.
||Date: June 14, 2002 at 16:07|
|Kim, as far as 'heavy' is concerned, this is about the same formula as their first CD. 'Change for Change' is a cool tune. Have you heard Lisa Guyer's version of 'Given You Up...'? It's good, but I still love Brad's vox more than just about anybody's.
||Date: June 14, 2002 at 16:17|
|No TD I dont even know Lisa Guyer. I thought they had only made two albums.?? I have Lost and one called Return To Zero. I gave it another try after your review, and it isnt all that bad. Tomorrow I`ll give the other cd I have by RTZ a try. I have ``tons`` of cd`s lying around, which I have never heard enough. I suppose RTZ is one of them.....The VU is another.
|From: jason (FA - Q)
||Date: July 30, 2002 at 22:22|
|WoW! KIM, for someone that thinks this album is "zzzzzz" you really like to comment on it (over and over and over). Out of the last 8 comments that were left on this page, FIVE of them are from you. And all five comments left by you are "ZZZZZZZZZZ."
||Date: July 31, 2002 at 9:14|
|Yeah Jason, that was one of my good days.:-) Many reviwing in Heavyharmonies have good days.. I think.
||Date: October 23, 2002 at 10:36|
|Sounds pretty good, if you don't listen to the debut first. Brad Delp can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Material is a bit so-so but Delp's voice takes it to the next level. First three tracks are especially strong.
|From: J Scott
||Date: November 1, 2002 at 22:30|
|I agree with Kim, this ones a snoozer. I liked the first one much better. The only thing this one is good for is a beer coaster.
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: November 3, 2002 at 6:44|
|Siguen con ese AOR con ese saborcillo acústico,pero en este disco,en mi opinión mejoran bastante con respecto al anterior,temas mas chisposos,con mas gracia,tranquiletes eso si.Por lo menos este disco es mucho mas serio que el 1º.NO ESTA MAL.
||Date: June 23, 2003 at 18:26|
|The album has a bit of everything. There are big Boston like tunes that blend guitars and keyboards with multi layered vocals and harmonies like the opening track When You Love Someone and Talk To Me. There are plenty of moody ballads of varying pace like One In A Million, Don't Lead Me On and the best ballad - the atmospheric Turn This Love Around.
||Date: March 10, 2007 at 12:02|
|We lost the greatest vocalist in Rock and Roll yesterday. God Speed Brad RIP
|From: juan carlos
||Date: May 17, 2007 at 18:25|
|Si, muy triste por la pérdida de un grande como es Brad Delp, que Dios lo tenga en su Gloria. Sobre este disco pues está regular, me quedo con "Someday" mi favorita, "When You Love Someone" y "Turn This Love Around" muy buenas. La 4,8 y la acústica "Don't Lead Me On" están de regulares a ok. Buen sonido pero el album en global está lejos de su etapa en Boston u Orion. 7.7/10
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: November 13, 2012 at 15:55|
|For me this one is a step down if you compare it with the band's debut album but still is quite acceptable for melodic rock/aor lovers everywhere...got myself the re-edition of this "Lost" release that comes under the name of "Lost In America" with a B/T that happens to be the best cut for me in here("Dangerous")...some other fine moments are tracks 1,2(nice),7 & 10(nice)...about Brad's dead...yeah,such a pitty indeed ...84/100
||Date: March 28, 2014 at 12:11|
|a decent record not more.good sound,great production,brad delp have always is beautiful voice but it s not enough.the songs in general are average,too soft,to mid tempo mid acoustic.nnot bad but nothing extraordinary.their first album is better .no doubt."dangerous" the japan bonus track is a great song.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: February 3, 2016 at 8:30|
|pretty good 2nd step for RTZ and i believe that Dan s extensive thoughts are pretty accurate!there s a certain quality in everything here ,but not really any big moments and overall this is a nice piece of arena rock music without being essential
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