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Shark Island

Gathering Of The Faithful

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Category: Melodic Hard Rock

Year: 2006

Label: Frontiers Records (Italy)

Catalog Number: FR CD 292

Average Rating: 80 / 100 (13 ratings)


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Richard Black Vocals
Spencer Sercombe Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Christian Heilmann Bass
Glen Sobel Drums
1.  Blue Skies  4:31
2.  Tomorrow's Child  4:50
3.  The Stranger  4:54
4.  Go West  4:23
5.  Welcome Goodbye  4:45
6.  Life Goes On  5:59
7.  Down To The Ground  3:53
8.  Looking For The Sun  6:49
9.  Heaven  5:30
10.  I Had A Dream  3:44
11.  Will To Power  5:52
12.  Need Your Love  5:37
13.  Temptation  5:19
Total Running Time:  66:06

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Existing comments about this CD

From: spawn71 Date: July 18, 2006 at 7:37
A great return for one of the best bands form the 80's: I simply love their "Law Of The Order" and this one isn't a disappointment at all: yes, is quite different, the type of album that needs different listens before growing on you... The class of Richard Black and Spencer Sercombe is well displayed by these songs, most of them are old demos with a totally different twist (more mellow approach, in other words), but the final result is stunning. The production is also great, so buy this one NOW!

From: metalheadrocks Date: July 25, 2006 at 1:30

From: Helix Date: August 3, 2006 at 13:19
This cd is ok it shows they have matured over the years with great song writing. Its different then there last cd's but this is a new generation, so sound has to change as well. the song that stuck out the most for me was blue skies.

From: Vikki Roxx Date: August 28, 2006 at 11:21
Hmm the song "Down to the ground"... I've had it for some months or years even before... titled "To the ground"... Did they record it on any other album? Or maybe I downloaded it as some promo single from Melodic Rock.com? Dunno...

From: Geoff Date: August 30, 2006 at 2:23
I believe all of these songs were all written for their 2nd CD. I've had the demos for pretty much every song here for a while, and it's great to hear them all re-recorded and released this way. I do have to admit, though, that I'm not really into most the songs here. It's a cool CD. 'Welcome goodbye' is a strong ballad, 'Looking for the sun' is a great mid-tempo rocker and overall there are a few cool tracks. Overall, though, I wouldn't exactly call this one great. Debut's MUCH better.

From: lucasgordon Date: September 2, 2006 at 1:59
********************************Tenemos el agrado de entregarles a ustedes lo nuevo de Shark Island, banda que en los ochentas sacaron tres cds y tuvieron un relativo éxito, aunque como muchos de sus colegas en aquella época, merecido pero no reconocido. Como dato, para aquellos que no estén demasiado familiarizados con SI, Richard Black formo parte de unos de los primeros super grupos, Contraband junto a Tracii de LA Guns, Michael Schenker de UFO, Share de Vixen y Bobby Blotzer de Ratt.

From: lucasgordon Date: September 2, 2006 at 2:02
De todas maneras, después de 16 años, sale el sucesor de “Law of the order” y quieren saber algo? Este es un discazo! Tres de los cuatro miembros originales están de regreso: Richard en voz, Spencer Sercombe en guitarras, Christian Heilmann en bajo y yo me imagino que se dijeron para ellos mismos “vamos a sacar un disco que les vuele el cerebro al mundo entero, necesitamos un batero a ese nivel” por lo que no pudieron elegir mejor que Glen Sobel quien se esta convirtiendo en el Bozzio actual

From: lucasgordon Date: September 2, 2006 at 2:03
ya que esta apareciendo a muchos proyectos al mismo tiempo como Beautiful Creatures, D’Amato, Impellitteri, Jeff Scott Soto…todo el mundo llama a este tipo para tocar en su disco! “Blues skies” abre el cd, con un tema mas orientado a un power pop, como para ir acomodando el oído, cuando aparece “Stranger”, simplemente me relajo, ya se que al menos va a ser un album decente, pero no es asi. Siguen golpeándome en la sien tremendos temas del mejor hard rock melódico ya casi tirando a AOR

From: lucasgordon Date: September 2, 2006 at 2:04
como “Go best” que si prestan atención, hay ciertos aires a Bon Jovi en el timbre de voz de Black, verdad? Les pregunto, porque al menos en la pagina de ellos van a poder compartir mi opinión, posiblemente, si escuchan sus canciones. Para los buscadores de temas románticos, pongan atención a “Welcome goodbye” y “I had a dream” y para los amantes de la onda mas progresiva esta “Heaven”.Como dato extra, verán en la foto que acompaña este review, como viene presentado este increíble lanzamiento

From: lucasgordon Date: September 2, 2006 at 2:04
el cd viene en caja negra y dentro hay una caja blanca, ambas con el logo de Shark Island, y adentro esta el libro con imágenes y letras, les falto fotos de la banda, pero como presensación de arte le doy 9 puntos. Cerrando, Shark Island deja en claro que si una banda quiere regresar al mercado de hoy en día, lo debe hacer con elegancia, profesionalidad, buen gusto y mucho rock and roll. Altamente recomendado. ****************************www.myspace.com/lucasgordon

From: the rocker Date: December 12, 2006 at 15:23
not sold on this one. i've heard that the law of the order cd wasn't really shark islands true still of music, that they played. which is a shame. since it is a cult classic. but oh well.

From: MHR Date: September 25, 2009 at 10:18

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 31, 2011 at 21:44
After more than 15 years the "sharks" got back again and release a follow up to their 1989 brilliant album "Law Of The Order",obviously time has passed and music direction too...this one is a pleasant album that perhaps can be a little flavourless at the beginning but it raises its temperature on the way...for me it is a recommended one..."Blue Skies"(nice & catchy opening),"The Stranger" and "Life Goes On" are very good tracks but definitely my faves are "Down To The Ground","Looking For The Sun"(AORish),"Heaven"(rocks)& "Temptation"(rocks too)...92/100

From: shoemaker Date: July 17, 2011 at 10:48
Good album reminds me of GREAT WHITEs "can´t get there from here".

From: 123charpenay Date: May 29, 2015 at 11:47
agree with others comments.this record have nothin in common with the extraordinary "law of the order".i know two songs "go west "and "down to the ground" cause in 1993 a friend in paris had given me a cd r of demo s of unrealised tracks of "law of the order".the sound was rotten but these songs was excellent and sound hard in the vein of "law of the order".here they sound a little different but stay the best songs of this record with track 9 "heaven".the advantage of this record is that the production is far better than on "law of the order" and this time we can hear to bass guitar of chris heilmann.i can add that track 1 is a cool beautiful song, track 10 a sumptuous ballad, but the others songs......are very laborious.too too soft for me and absoluty not catchy.what a big deception!!!i ll not give a mark to this album cause if i do that my mark will be bad , i ve too much respect for this exceptional band.

From: hair metal again Date: April 13, 2017 at 5:33
excellent release for SHARK ISLAND with old demos re recorded and a great come back for the band and the fans like me who bought their debut back in the day!their quality in songwriting and mussicianship is obvious ,even thogh there s less edge and things arent like before!"blue skies","the stranger","go west","down to the ground" are superb songs and the rest is remarkable stuff also!no need to say more a fine hair metal act is back

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