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JOHN NORUM Total Control JAPAN CD 32・8P-230 1987 OBI
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John Norum

Total Control

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1987

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: EK 44220

Average Rating: 86 / 100 (34 ratings)

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Personnel
John Norum guitars, lead and backing vocals
Marcel Jacob bass
Goran Edman lead vocals on 3 tracks, backing vocals
Peter Hermansson drums
Per Blom keyboards
Tracks
1.  Let Me Love You  
2.  Love is Meant to Last Forever  
3.  Too Many Hearts  
4.  Someone Else Here  
5.  Eternal Flame  
6.  In Chase of the Wind  
7.  Back on the Streets  
8.  Blind  
9.  Law of Life  
10.  We'll Do What it Takes Together  
11.  Wild One  

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From: Dragonfly Date: December 16, 2001 at 16:44
What an outstanding effort from John and his friends. A melodic metal must have. Great great work. Favorites on this are...Let Me Love You,Love Is Meant To Last Forever,Eternal Flame & Back On the Streets. Hard to say this is his best work but I find myself playing this more than his other stuff.

From: Mike Date: March 26, 2002 at 15:43
However we condsidering, Goran has the better voice...

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 5:28
Guitar God, this guy rocks with the best and is totally under-rated. His guy is a great singer as well and this is a must for any Swedish metalhead, which has plenty of catchy riffs and awesome guitar solo's. Buy all of his album there killer stuff!!

From: The Prophet Date: May 23, 2002 at 9:41
Well, this is very good. Great Epic hard rock between Europe and Malmsteen. His second effort is very good too. Then, from "Another destination"(the third) to his last album(the fifth) He totally lost me, because He try to sound more blues and more raw, something close to thin Lizzy. My favs here are Someone else here and Love is meant to last forever (this one sound much like The final countdown)

From: Tony Date: July 31, 2002 at 12:06
A "10" for the guitar playing alone on this album. This guy is fantastic. You have to ignore though that "Love Is Meant To Last.." is "The Final Countdown" re-written with different lyrics and some cheesy lyrics abound throughout this disc. Great melodic guitar driven album with a COMPLETE 80's vibe but comes across as more of a fun vibe than a annoying dated one.

From: Kim Date: July 31, 2002 at 12:37
I remember buying this cd. Damn its good. He was the best musician in Europe. All his cd`s are superb. Could we have more from him on Heavyharmonies.???? It s a RAW guitar release this one. Highly recommended. I`ll give it 8 out of 10 `Grinzzz`

From: robert Date: October 22, 2002 at 10:15
que pedazo de obra de arte, por Dios! ese pedazo de voz del Goran, y ese genio del Norum, y esa magnificas canciones:LOVE IS MEANT TO LAST .. por citar una. tan grande como en europe!

From: Erci Carr Date: November 1, 2002 at 10:25
esta muy guapo este album si seor, destacables la version de Vinnie Vincent "Back on the streets2 mas melodica que la original, muy guapo

From: MALLORCAS ROCK Date: December 3, 2002 at 9:29
Esta bien, destaco a Edman , si gusta la voz recomiendo al grupo Kharma. En cuanto al cd no estoy del todo convencido de hecho esperaba algo ms debido a su trayectoria, pero visto la media de puntuacin del disco el herrado soy yo

From: Metal_Warrior Date: January 4, 2003 at 0:00
A really awesome cd,with some of the best Goran Edman performances,and John's best solos.Better than any Europe album imo.Go buy it now!!!

From: Great Dane Date: January 4, 2003 at 20:10
Did so Metal Warrior, when it came out. Its still a favorite of mine. Good album......Ehhh by the way. Norum`s solos on the Europe cd`s were never bad. The tracks might have been, but never the solos.

From: jarett r. Date: January 19, 2003 at 8:03
before dokken, john norum recorded with eddie meduza and the roaring cadillacs.

From: alejandro Date: April 11, 2003 at 15:46
LEJOS DE SER LO BUENO QUE MUCHOS DICEN, NORUM REPITE EN FORMA MUCHOS CLICHES DE LO QUE FUE "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN",INCLUSO LA VOZ SUNA MUY A LA JOEY TEMPEST. LO EXTRAO ES QUE REPITE LA FORMULA DE UNA BANDA A LA QUE ABANDONO POR DIFERENCIA MUSICALES, QUE EN ESTE CD,NO SOLO NO SE NOTAN SINO QUE ES MUY PARECIDO AL CITADO ALBUM DE EUROPE. TAN SOLO CORRECTO,BIEN HECHO,EJECUTADO,PERO NADA QUE TE VUELE LOS SESOS.6/10. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: HANTSE Date: April 16, 2003 at 12:39
LOVE IS MEANT....TO LAST FOREVER!!!..... WHAT A SONG !! THIS GUY KICKS ASS, BUT THEN ITS DIFFICULT TO SAY WHO'S THE BEST AXE-MAN COMING FROM SWEDEN...HIM? KEE MARCELLO? OR YNGWIE? THANK YOU JOHNNIE FOR THIS ALBUM

From: Date: April 21, 2003 at 12:30
This guys has always rocked!!!!!!!! John definately kicked ass in Dokken, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: purrfect-kat Date: May 22, 2003 at 4:50
Band plays ok but the vocals lack emotion/energy.

From: FOTIS Date: August 7, 2003 at 2:40
THE DEFINITION OF SWEDISH MELODIC HARD N'HEAVY!EXCELLENT GUITAR PLAYING BY JOHN AND A STUNING PERFORMANCE BY GORAN.IN ETERNAL FLAME HE SHOWS HIS ADMIRATION FOR YNGWIE'S PLAYING BUT THATS THAT!JOHN HAS HIS OWN STYLE.THIS ALBUM SHOULD'VE BEEN THE PROCEDOR TO FINAL COUNTDOWN...BUT WHAT THE HELL!

From: RR-Finland Date: September 24, 2003 at 16:01
Really good record from ex-Europe guitarist. John Norums guitar melodies are really great to listen (check out Don Dokkens "Up From The Ashes" too) and I think this album has hes best tunes from solo career!

From: Metal_Warrior Date: November 28, 2003 at 19:50
Trully excellent cd. Goran Edman makes the difference.

From: K.K. Poland Date: February 11, 2004 at 12:01
Fantastic solo album by Europe's guitarists. Fantastic catchy choruses, great tunes, 10/10

From: TIM (2) Date: July 7, 2004 at 4:22
As much as I probably loved Europe more without Norum more than with him, this is a superb debut solo outing. Goran Edman has never sounded as good as this since, and so long as you don't mind each track ending with 2 minutes of guitar widdling, if you love scandi melodic rock this is essential. Not sure where the track "Wild One" comes from as it's not on my album. Brilliant songs, stunning guitar work. Buy this, but don't bother with his others...

From: Marky Date: August 26, 2004 at 17:13
Un disco con dos caras,las canciones cantadas por Edman,una pasada,las otras no pasan del aprovado,suena mucho a Europe y parece una jugada d Norum comercial para llenarse el los bolsillos,pero bueno no deja d ser un disco interesante.

From: BUDZILLLA Date: November 24, 2004 at 14:44
I,personally feel this is NORUMS Best of all his SOLO EFFORTS!!!! Although, being such a huge fan of his playing!!! I always buy his cds, hopeing they will sound like TOTAL CONTROL,but not as of Yet!!!! Along with Goran Edmans Signature vocals,This will always be a tuff act to follow!!! I can honestly say I can appreciate Johns playing on all his EFFORTS!!! THIS one is A MUST for ANY MELODIC METAL COLLECTION!!! Also, DOKKENS UP FROM THE ASHES IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS WELL, FOR THE TRUE JN FAN!!

From: Alejandro Date: November 25, 2004 at 6:34
LEJOS DE SER LO BUENO QUE MUCHOS DICEN, NORUM REPITE EN FORMA MUCHOS CLICHES DE LO QUE FUE "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN",INCLUSO LA VOZ SUNA MUY A LA JOEY TEMPEST. LO EXTRAO ES QUE REPITE LA FORMULA DE UNA BANDA A LA QUE ABANDONO POR DIFERENCIA MUSICALES, QUE EN ESTE CD,NO SOLO NO SE NOTAN SINO QUE ES MUY PARECIDO AL CITADO ALBUM DE EUROPE. TAN SOLO CORRECTO,BIEN HECHO,EJECUTADO,PERO NADA QUE TE VUELE LOS SESOS.6/10. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: Geoff Date: December 28, 2004 at 4:00
This is one of the reasons why John Norum disappoints so much these days, because we know what he is capable of. This is a great melodic rock album with obvious hints toward Europe and I'd also mention Glory. 'Love is meant to last forever', 'Back on the streets' and 'We'll do what it takes together' are my faves, but this is a good and solid release overall. Recommended.

From: Giouri_G Date: February 5, 2005 at 10:08
The first time i listened to this album i felt like I 've hit by a train!! Fuck what an album! The first two tracks and the cover of Vinnie Vincent's Ivasion ("Back On The Streets") are my favs but all the other tracks are great also...His Best work along with "Face the Truth"

From: onemorecast Date: March 3, 2005 at 23:13
I have this on cassette. I prefer John's voice to the other guy. The Thin Lizzy cover is pretty cool.

From: ROBERT Date: June 4, 2005 at 11:32
bueniiisimo!!! como dije anteriormente!! Saludos dd Barcelona!! Y Felicitar a Dan, por la Muy Brillante Idea d poner Traductores!! Congratulations and Thankiu Very Much Dan!!

From: mauricio Date: July 21, 2005 at 13:35
hi-from COSTA RICA,para mi este es el mejor disco de JOHN NORUM,buenisimo sin palabras toda una joya del sonido escandinavo que hace HISTORIA.no paro de ponerlo apesar de que tengo en casa su FACE THE TRUTH & ANOTHER DESTINATION,sin dejar de lado su album que grabo con DON DOKKEN-UP FROM THE ASHES,en este disco PRUEBA que JOHN NORUM logro salir adelante sin EUROPE.muy buen album de principio a fin contando con 3 temas cantados por GORAN EDMAN,2 instrumentales ylos demas cantados por JOHN NORUM

From: mauricio Date: July 21, 2005 at 13:41
este fue el disco que mas me ha costado conseguir ya que este como los demas en centroamerica no se consigue y tampoco creo que en suramerica haya de estar disponible temas como LET ME LOVE YOU-LOVE IS MEANT TO LAST FOREVER-SOMEONE ELSE HERE-WE LL DO WHAT IT TAKES TOGETHER-TOO MANY HEARTS-BLIND ,en si todo esl disco esta muy completo y aqui JOHN NORUM se atrevio a hacer una continuacion del poderoso THE FINAL COUNTDOWN pero a su manera,una pena que nuestro JOHN les haya dado la patada a EUROPE

From: mauricio Date: July 21, 2005 at 13:46
en una gira bastante importante que casi mandan a EUROPE al traste en AMSTERDAM 31 OCT DE 1986 a inicios del final countdown tour y su reemplazo de KEE MARCELLO. en fin yo recomiendo esta joya de kilates dificil de superar por parte del ex-EUROPE 10/10 me encanta JOHN NORUM pero yo quiero mas a KEE MARCELLO en EUROPE que a JOHN NORUM Y JOHN RULESSSS

From: rocknroll Date: August 10, 2005 at 16:08
This is a good album, heavier than Europe's style

From: Axe-Machine Date: November 15, 2005 at 15:50
Well, this is a good album, but could have been great had John let his ego take a back seat and let Goran Edman grace every track with his super slick vocals. As it stands, Love Is Meant To Last Forever (or The Final Countdown with more guitars) is by far the best track as Edman lets his vocals reach the hights he hit on Malmsteen's Eclipse album. Let Me Love You and Back On The Streets also standout as highlights, but once again, Edman's voice on the whole thing would have improved it. 7/10.

From: Liger Date: November 16, 2005 at 2:01
Totally agree with you Axe. Norum is great with his guitar but Goran's vocals are million years better....tracks like 1 and 10 deserved Edman's golden throat!! I listened to some tapes about the Total Control tour and Edman was superb, on Europe's Heart of stone he sang at the same livel than J.Tempest.

From: osklenn Date: March 24, 2006 at 14:47
Muy parejo con los tiempos de europe y tambin con Malmstteen. Este estilo de hard rock '80 no me gusta tanto como actualmente, pero lo recomiendo a todos los fans!

From: speed demon Date: March 30, 2006 at 14:30
Excellent album! Plenty of great guitar work! I agree heavier than Europe! A well rounded hard rock album. One your collection should have in it! Highly recommended!

From: wzcj02 Date: July 19, 2006 at 16:52
More than a touch of the Europe sound on some tracks, possibly left over tracks from Europe. At least 2 covers here, back on the streets is the same as the Vinnie Vincent Invasion version. Album is not bad but a bit overated by accounts above.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 30, 2006 at 15:55
Great Hard Rock/Melodic Hard Rock album, los muchachos que saben de lo bueno lo dijeron todo arriba obligado tenerlo para los amantes del mejor Hard Rock y del Hard Melodico y si es de los 80's hay algo mas que decir? jamas nada como esa decada que nunca volvera a repetirse en todos los generos del Rock 9/10.

From: onemorecast Date: June 19, 2007 at 1:09
He wanted to get away from Joey Tempest and do his own thing, but it sounded just like Europe. The last 2 Europe albums with John back in the band have been pretty good.

From: shark attack Date: July 15, 2007 at 12:38
Wow,Europe really held this guy back, this is a far heavier beast than his former band,have to agree that Goran Edman`s vocals would have suited the entire CD better. Fave trax have to be Love Is Meant To Last Forever and Eternal Flame(John really shreds here)kinda notice a late 70`s early 80`s hard rock vibe on some of the tracks(check out the Zepplinisms on Blind)and i can pick up on a THIN LIZZY influence too. Production could have been better but overall a strong 7/10.

From: VICE Date: October 14, 2007 at 14:25
After both John Norum & Tony Reno was gone from Europe they were loosing it totally, everything just falled done in my opinion but Tony Reno went on to Geisha & John Norum did a fantastic solo album that's at least as good as Europes first 3 albums! John's not a Yngwie Malmsteen that makes 300 minutes long guitar solos on every tune, this is the REAL DEAL! Buy it, you wont be dissapointed!

From: DANTE Date: November 29, 2007 at 10:32
ME LO HE PILLADO EN VINILO EN LA FERIA DEL DISCO DE BARCELONA (9 DE NOVIEMBRE). IMPRESIONANTE. A M ES QUE GORAN EDMAN ME PUEDE. Y JOHN NORUM EST EXTRAORDINARIO. POR ALGO ME ENCANTA THE FINAL OF COUNTDOWN. ES UN DISCAZO, QUITANDO LA BAZOFIA DE CANCIN QUE DA TTULO AL ALBUM, EL RESTO SON DE RDAGO: NINJA, CHEROKEE, ROCK THE NIGHT... INMENSO

From: sebastian08 Date: October 1, 2008 at 4:14
Very good album. Songs are good and guitar solos super. My favourite songs; "Love Is Meant To Last Forever", "Eternal Flame", "We'll Do What It Takes Together" and "Let Me Love You"... 90/100

From: Footstomp Date: January 30, 2009 at 9:26
Great Album! Love Is Meant To Last Forever is out of this world. A must have album at all costs.

From: andi Date: December 31, 2010 at 16:38
A wonderful melodic-hardrock album with feeling songs great guitars and a great voice!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 22, 2011 at 19:23
Good heading to a very good debut!!! ...agree with the Thin Lizzy comparisson...my fave ones are "Let Me Love You","Too Many Hearts"(isn't it this one a cover??? ),"Someone Else Here","Eternal Flame"(superb!) & "Blind" (catchy)...87/100

From: 123charpenay Date: October 10, 2012 at 13:17
two fillers one this record.track 3 a poor ballad and track 10 an instrumental without interest.if you erase these two songs you have a top class scandi hard fm.surprise john norum is an excellent singer.he is a master of course of the six strings.a man who play guitar with europe and don dokken could not be bad.the japan import have eleven songs with the great bonus track (acoustic and electric)wild one (cover of thin lizzy).

From: hair metal again Date: December 24, 2016 at 10:00
superb debut for JOHN NORUM and a classic of that era with big songs and production!his sound is somewhere between EUROPE and MALMSTEEN and with songs like "let me love you","love is meant to last forever","back on the streets" and "we ll do what it takes together" this got a lot of airplay when it was realeased!excellent release indeed

From: titothetitan Date: October 20, 2017 at 8:08
Indeed a great debut album. Great guitars, great vocals (by both) and lots of killer songs. 1,2,3,4,6,11 are my favourites. His late albums aren't as good.


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