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Artist: Shy

Title: Unfinished Business

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Category: AOR

Year: 2002

Label: Z Records (UK)

Catalog Number: ZR1997068


Tony Mills Vocals
Steve Harris Guitar
Roy Davis Bass
Paddy Mckenna Keyboards
Bob Richards Drums


1.  Skydiving  
2.  Change Of Direction  
3.  Breakaway  
4.  Mary-Anne  
5.  Communicate  
6.  Heaven Tonight  
7.  Whole Lotta Feelings  
8.  Storyline  
9.  Can't Stop Lovin' You  
10.  No Other Way  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TIM (2) Date: June 29, 2004 at 5:02
A real surprise this one, and well worth the (long)wait. This was one of the highlights of 2002, and is killer pure AOR in the vein of Hugo's solo albums. 'Breakaway' is my favourite track, but it's only the last couple of tracks where the quality drops slightly. 9/10.

From: Geoff Date: September 6, 2004 at 2:13
Only one comment?! How disappointing. This is a very, very good solid AOR / melodic rock release. The production is thin and could be better, but the real important bit is the songs, and they are top class. My fave is' Skydiving', but there are few duds on this one. Very good release, and an awesome comeback.

From: Max Date: September 16, 2004 at 22:37
Agree with you Geoff, except that there are NO duds here. The mix could ahd been a little better, a little stronger, but otherwise this album is a 10/10.

From: Geoff Date: September 19, 2004 at 0:40
I don't think every track is killer, but I must adjust my original comment having listened to this CD today. It is 'Breakway' that is my stand-out fave, and 'Can't stop loving you' is a killer track too, as is 'Whole lot of felings'. Great CD, especially 'Breakaway'.

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From: Jez Date: November 10, 2004 at 10:21
Forgot how great this disc is. A mega solid MR release ALL the way through (which says something this day and age). The opening trio are bloody marvellous and it don't let up much 'til the last note. They haven't sounded this good since the mighty 'Excess All Areas' release way back , and that was a phenomenal album.

From: Sergio Date: November 22, 2004 at 18:25
Jez tiene razón, este es el mejor después de EXCESS ALL AREAS, aunque el sonido es más guitarrero, como aquel SHY UK. Los temazos: SKYDIVING, MARY-ANNE, CHANGE OF DIRECTION, COMUNICATE y HEAVEN TONIGHT. 9/10

From: Deenfan Date: January 19, 2005 at 3:05
Not a bad song on this one! I'm not automatically a fan of songs like "Can't stop lovin' you" and "Heaven tonight", but they are good, too! Closer to my heart, there's "Skydiving", "Change of direction" (fave!), "Storyline" and "No other way". This is an awesome album. I've heard Mills vocals proudced better, though. Check out Siam - The language of menace. THAT's vocal heaven!

From: Wotty Date: February 8, 2005 at 14:53
Admittedly,Shy to me were a band that played in the background and I did not take a lot of notice.However,a friend suggested giving this a spin and I was not disappointed.Good,solid Hard/A.O.R.with a lot of melody and hooks.Hopefully the new cd will be as good.....

From: AdryA [Hungary] Date: March 16, 2005 at 19:46
Their best work since the Excess... album. Great songs, and Tony Mills gives his best. A must have one.

From: Hellcat Date: March 24, 2005 at 16:20
A MUST BUY ALBUM !!! Maybe my favourite album among all the CDs I got ! A pure diamond thanks to Mr. Mills' voice ! You like AOR , melodic rock , buy urgently this CD! It' s what we call a MASTERPIECE !!

From: ArnoldLancelot Date: April 3, 2005 at 0:09
Way overrated, by the comments above!!! On the inside-booklet Mr Harris says that they were insatisfied by their Misspent Youth(I wasn't!!)so they had to come out with something that stands up with Excess All Areas... this is NOWHERE NEAR what they did on the Excess, plain and simple. And: WHERE THE HELL ARE THE KEYS!!??? This one is not bad but that's all. Paddy Mckenna here is just a special guest, you guys do the math. Anyway it's some good melodic hard-rock but very nowdays sounding.

From: JUAN SG Date: April 10, 2005 at 22:32
Muy completo el disco de vuelta de SHY,despues de la aventura en solitario de T. MILLS. "HEAVEN TONIGHT", "CAN´T STOP LOVIN YOU", "CHANGE OF DIRECTION" sus temas mas significativos. Tratan de volver al estilo que les lanzo al exito,aunque sin alcanzar la frescura del sonido de "EXCESS ALL AREAS" pero si una madurez q se palpa en el resultado final. En mi opinion, esta un peldaño por debajo de aquel y de "WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE" y la altura de "MISSPENT YOUTH".8´9-10

From: montenn Date: May 2, 2005 at 22:11
awesome release from this great band.first 4 songs on this are brilliant rest of the cd is very good and with tony mills on vox lovers of melodic/aor like myself are in their glory.highly recommended.

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: July 4, 2007 at 22:01
EXCELENTE!!! Un gran regreso. Aqui suenan mas duros que en el "Excess", perdiendo un poco del sonido puro y cristalino de aquel álbum, pero ganando fuerza, contundencia y volviendo a retomar magia en sus composiciones. Todos los temas a gran nivel, y Tony Mills, esplendido en las voces(aqui es donde mas le encuentro parecido con el Tony Harnell, pero aún asi, grandioso!), en temazos como: "Skydividing"(con esa me acuerdo de "Tonight I´m Falling"), la maravillosa "Maryanne" y "Heaven Tonight"

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 10, 2011 at 21:40
Outstanding release!!!..great Melodic Rock/AOR songs all over!!! ..."Skydiving" is far the best one of the album then another highlights are "Breakaway","Mary Ann"(a beauty one),"Heaven Tonight"(catchy),"Storyline"(nice ballad)& the rocking yet catchy song "No Other Way"...the 2 demo versions of the japanese release "Skydiving" & "Breakaway" are more than good just rarities(i prefer the oficial ones)...Tony Mills is amazing in here and the rest of the guys rock too!!!..get it as simple as that!.94/100

From: halfordhughes Date: April 22, 2011 at 0:47
this is shys best album!!!

From: ROBERT Date: October 9, 2011 at 12:25
100000000000000000000 D 1000000000000000000!!!! for me BEST ALBUM OF 2011 (bad habit, rob moratti)

From: 123charpenay Date: March 18, 2013 at 13:37
i confirm what i write one day to my friend mace,"unfinished business" is the best shy album with "excess all areas".you can buy closed eyes.this jewel is a demonstration of a o r.they don t make this disc for make some hits ,for the money,(the duration of all songs is around 6 minutes).no, they make this masterpiece for the love of the music.this record is simply extraordinary.of course only killers.all songs are fantastic.when i listen track 10"no other way" i dream and i wish that this song never finish!!!the japan import is an absolute priority cause the two bonus tracks

From: 123charpenay Date: March 18, 2013 at 13:42
sorry. the two bonus tracks are some demo ? version of "skydiving" and "breakaway".demo?the sound is excellent more energic and more hard than the rest of the album.and the ice on the cake is, that these two versions are different ,and better (it s not a joke)than track 1 and 3 of the cd!!!!!!!!

From: hair metal again Date: December 27, 2013 at 1:50
excellent comeback for the great SHY into the new millenium and i suggest everybody get this one asap!all the songs are full of great hooks &choruses and amazing guitar work by mr Harris(RIP)...3 or 4 gems like "storyline",'can t stop loving you",'skydiving" and 'mary anne" and the rest of the songs in a high lever!brilliant!

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