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Artist: China

Title: Light Up The Dark

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China Light Up The Dark Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2010

Label: Universal Music (Switzerland)

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Beat Kofmehl Bass, Backing Vocals
Billy La Pietra Drums
Claudio Matteo Guitars, Backing Vocals
Eric St. Michaels Vocals
Mack Schildknecht Guitars


1.  Light Up the Dark     Listen
2.  Hey Yo     Listen
3.  She's So Hot     Listen
4.  Girl On My Screen     Listen
5.  Lonely Rider     Listen
6.  Gates of Heaven     Listen
7.  On My Way     Listen
8.  Stay     Listen
9.  Deadly Sweet     Listen
10.  Trapped in the City     Listen
11.  Right Here Right Now     Listen
12.  Flesh and Bone     Listen

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Geoff Date: March 15, 2010 at 22:10
Not too bad, this one. Although it is not the style of the melodic rock that made China so popular with many fans of their first two albums, it's not bad either. A couple of down-tuned guitars, a big dip in quality halfway through and not taking full advantage of St Michaels' great voice are the negative aspects here. On a positive note, the first 4 songs are all good, heavy rockers. Kind of like a slightly more modern sounding Shakra or heavier Gotthard maybe? I think all 4 songs are good and then 'Lonely Rider' is the most commercial rocker on here and is very nice. 'Gates of heaven' is also a nice big ballad. So the first half is all good, solid stuff. What happens next is my major issue with this CD. 'On my way' and 'Deadly sweet' are really bad fillers, with the very poor/below average 'Stay' wedged inbetween. The last 3 songs aren't as bad as those 3, but they really don't pick up the quality again and the second half of the album ends up being quite poor. Good first half though.

From: erik Date: March 21, 2010 at 7:44
Baring a mind the magical China with their first 3 albums, melodic rock at its peak, this a huge let down for me. They are going for a far more darker and modern sound, trying 2 sound like Geoff said Shakrish. Each 2 his own but its not my cup of tea at all and i dont think either they will gain new followers either with this direction. Other bands do that a lot better. Lonely Rocker is a great commercial rocker but Best song on the album and comes closes to the China as i loved it is song 11 Right here, Right now, i would have loved to hear an entire album in the same style as this little gem of a song. But 2 songs dont cut it for me tho

From: masmusic Date: March 3, 2011 at 10:50
Are these all covers? The songs sound very familiar! Other than that this CD really ROCKS!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 18, 2012 at 17:26
Eric St Michaels the singer of the band's best album "Sign In The Sky" of 1989 returned after so many years disconnected from the band...a modern rock album,quite catchy,not bad IMO...in fact is pretty interesting as most of the songs could easily be tagged as "hit singles" and will get into the new generation of "rockers" kinda well..."Hey Yo" & "Lonely Rider" are the ones i liked the most...tracks 1,6(nice softy),7,8(nice),9 & 12 are some other goodie ones...79/100

From: ROBERT Date: December 12, 2013 at 18:56
and ALBUM: we are the stars of 2013?

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