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Artist: New England

Title: Explorer Suite

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New England Explorer Suite Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1980

Label: GB Music/Elektra

Catalog Number: GB1000


John Fannon vocals, guitar
Hirsh Gardner drums, vocals
Gary Shea bass
Jimmy Waldo keyboards, vocals


1.  Honey Money  4:06
2.  Livin' in the Eighties  3:26
3.  Conversation  3:20
4.  It's Never Too Late  3:52
5.  Explorer Suite  6:37
6.  Seal It With a Kiss  3:08
7.  Hey You're on the Run  3:33
8.  No Place to Go  3:58
9.  Searchin'  3:08
10.  Hope  6:09
11.  You'll Be Born Again  2:33
Total Running Time:  43:50

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From: Jez Date: August 27, 2002 at 8:04
About time this was here. 2nd release after the Paul Stanley produced debut (Amazing album also).This time produced by Mike Stone.Jimmy Waldo's keyboards are all over this ,which is no bad thing (listen to the title track - wow). Other goodies include Honey Money No pLace To Run It's Never Too Late. Exceptional album which sounds even better now it's been remastered.

From: Louis Date: April 11, 2003 at 1:57
I thought this was the best CD that new england put out.I just hope to someday catch them on tour.awsome CD all songs are great.

From: Rycheage Date: March 30, 2004 at 0:31
They blend British influences such as Queen and ELO with an American AOR approach. Following up their classic debut must have been daunting, but this is a very strong second effort, regarded by some scribes as their finest moment.

From: TONI MALLOCA Date: March 11, 2005 at 11:47

From: Nick C Date: March 11, 2005 at 15:45
Top album from pomp /AOR gods. Rycheage has a very good description of the bands sound above that I wish I had thought of! The title track is awesome and I gaurantee that if you listen to the lyrics you'll have a lump in your throat!!!

From: ThunderDan Date: June 15, 2005 at 15:45
A surtable follow-up to the excellent debut. I would say it's just about as good as the first album, topping that one must have been a tough task. Jimmy Waldo is very prodominant in here, his sound brings something extra to the album. Well worth owning!

From: dabunsoyn Date: September 6, 2005 at 14:07
Sorry.... overrated except for the title song. No wonder they changed direction for the follow up walking wild! That rocks by the way.

From: juan carlos Date: October 24, 2007 at 21:28
PompAOR que seguro recuerda a grupos como Angel/ELO/Queen. "Conversation" suave con ritmo con punteos melódicos, "It's Never Too Late" movida con buenos coros, "Hey You're on the Run" con un solo que recuerda a un clásico tema de Queen. Me quedo con "No Place to Go" como la mejorcilla, "Hope" con un solo largo al final bien bueno y "Searchin´" con unos coros a ELO total. La verdad que el PompAOR no es lo mío asi que esto es para ellos. 7.5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 9, 2011 at 23:14
Yes this is a very fine Pomp AOR album...what i like about N.E. is the vocalist John Fannon with that peculiar way of singing(very attached to the genre or at least fitted real good for the type of songs they did)...great and lovely tracks such as "Livin' In The Eighties"(what an ode!!!,only the name of the track kills!!!),"Conversation"(nice),"It's Never Too Late","Seal It With A Kiss","No Place To Go"(nice),"Searchin'"(probably the best cut in here IMHO) & "Hope" are the ones for me....recommended...84/100

From: Auslander Date: November 29, 2020 at 2:22
Apparently the first album is amazing but it is impossible to get so I managed to pick up this, their second album, and I am greeted by a highly polished ELO sound. The liner notes of this Rock Candy reissue point to The Beatles as the major influence, but I only hear Jeff Lynne all over it. Maybe a bit of Queen when the guitar occasionally kicks in, like on "Hey You're on the Run". If the idea of ELO with more guitars appeals to you then you should do yourself a favour and pick up this enjoyable release that also has that always-good Rock Candy remastering. Essential track: Explorer Suite or Livin' in the Eighties.

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