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Category: AOR

Year: 2010

Label: Rocket Songs

Catalog Number: ROCKET002


Freddie Allen drums, additional keyboards
Hampus Hank Erix lead vocals
Lasse Falck bass
Mats Olausson keyboards
Ricky Delin additional keyboards, backing vocals
Tommy Denander guitars
Kristoffer Lagerstrom backing vocals
Helena Alsterhed lead vocals
Martin Fogelstrom guitars
Kristoffer Hogberg bass
Michel Santunione guitars
Fabes guitars
Thomas Vikstrom backing vocals
J Cutter Additional keyboards
Johan Kronlund guitars
Krille Eriksson guitars


1.  Pride  5:20
2.  Truth Slips  3:52
3.  Hold On  4:10
4.  I'm Alive  4:46
5.  One Chance  4:00
6.  Give Me Back My Heart  4:08
7.  Misery  4:19
8.  She's A Mystery  2:59
9.  Now  3:38
10.  1000 Songs  5:17
11.  Under Your Skin  4:36
12.  Chasing The Dream  3:40
Total Running Time:  50:45

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From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 11, 2010 at 11:39
Great AOR, another of the winners this year! Truth Slips, Hold On, I'm Alive, Give Me Back My Heart, Misery & Now fav songs, 95/100.

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From: Jez Date: October 11, 2010 at 11:53
Pure AOR is the name of the game here and very impressive it all is too, from the songwriting, performances, down to the nice warm production aswell. Some top class songs on here, with'Pride' & '1000 Songs'( I adore the keys on this one) being my immediate picks, but generally I can't find any weak moments on here at all. There's a strong list of Swedish musos featured, including the excellent Tommy Denander, Ricky Delin (Prisoner), Kristoffer Lagerstrom (Spin Gallery, Union Mac) and Thomas Vikstrom (Talk Of The Town,Dark Illusion, Brazen Abbot etc). AOR doesn't get much better than this in this day and age, so go check it out pronto, as it's a belter.

From: juan carlos Date: October 11, 2010 at 12:07
Totally agree with you Jez, you said it all. Fantastic AOR indeed, one of the Best albums of this year without any doubt. Thatīs a comment Jez! 9.4/10

From: Swazi Date: October 15, 2010 at 12:22
Yes, all is said. GREAT disc !! Any AOR lover needs to have it.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 19, 2010 at 21:34
Yeah Rafo,Jez...very enjoyable album indeed ...for me it has the exact formula of what AOR music is all about...the tracks that caught my attention were "Truth Slips" which is a nice song with a good female duo performance(Helena Alsterhed),"Hold On" pleasant,catchy,a highlight for sure,"I'm Alive" is one of those songs that you can call it a radio friendly one,catchy too,it reminded me of the band Work Of Art ,"Give Me Back My Heart" is an excellent song,"Misery" is another highlight,"Now" is nice and guess what?,catchy! & the last song is definitively the peak of the iceberg,"1000 Songs" wonderful track!!!!.great musicians,great songs,what else could u ask 4???.90/100

From: juan carlos Date: October 19, 2010 at 22:35
Yep Swazi! all is said! as Jez said, i also adore the keys on "1000 Songs" maybe the best track and a real contender of this year. Enough said

From: Thomas/Coastline Date: December 9, 2010 at 16:19
A very classic AOR sounding album and I totally agree, this is really great and a must hear!

From: Nick C Date: January 2, 2011 at 16:02
Did u know the Spinefarm version with the blue sleeve has an extra two tracks over the ones listed here - Under Your Skin and Chasing the Dream

From: Pee Dee Date: January 9, 2011 at 19:01
Overall, I feel that this is a fairly average euro AOR album. It has all of the elements - harmony choruses, guitars, keys etc, but the melodies just didn't make me want to run at 60MPH and rescue someone...with one exception! - Hold On! which, incidentally, is the single most used song title in rock, (as well as the title of my latest novel - currently being penned!) The 'Hold On' on this album is (IMO) a contender for the top ten greatest AOR tracks of all time. It has it all: harmony, drama within the harmony, hooks galore, the fender, keys and it's so bloody 80s sounding, it's awesome. Just for that track alone, I'm giving the album a 90/100. Keep it up, boys. You've got a fan here!

From: RED Date: January 11, 2011 at 11:43
Well worth getting the Spinefarm release with 2 excellent bonus tracks. This is MEGA AOR!! The best album I have heard in years. Cannot find a weak track on it.Just hope they are not a one album wonder and continue recording such great music.

From: roxxygene Date: January 20, 2011 at 3:58
I totally agree with the above statement. pure 80's feel, buy or of the best aor band 2010......too bad there are only few bands play this kind of 80's....80's never dies.....

From: hair metal again Date: September 10, 2011 at 0:56
good debut by HOUSTON ,but nothin spectacular though.been used to hear this plastic sound the last few years that is so called AOR and i must say that is not my fav.i d say that there are only a few hooks and there isnt pure talent in has its moments of course like "pride" ,"hold on" &"1000 songs".i have to wait for their 2nd step to see if there is something here .not bad

From: ROBERT Date: October 9, 2011 at 12:38
10000000000000000000000000000000000 D 100000000000000000000!!! SUPER MEGA MASTERPIECE!!! ABSOLUTLY ALBUM PREFER OF 2010!!

From: tentacle Date: October 21, 2011 at 11:17
My rating is for the UK Spinefarm release. It includes 2 bonus tracks and they both are total killers! I'd go and say the track "Under Your Skin" is the best song on the whole album. Massive insta killah with spine tingling melodic quality. Recommended for upgrading if you only have the original pressing!

From: joaquinAOR Date: December 30, 2011 at 20:06
Rafo friend. from arequipa HernanHMR/AOR when we drink a couple of Beer in you House to hearing music of other planet. regards Brother. hahaha Maurinho lloron wawawawa Visca el Barca Carajo!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: September 27, 2013 at 12:12
very surprised by others comments.for me this record is for die hard a o r fans only.the best songs are track 7 "misery" (present on the deacon street II record) and track 12"chasing the dream".the rest is very melodic,well singing ,well produce but this album don t hooked me...cause there is too much keyboards who sound very variety.sometimes i think "it s not a rock record".imagine a poor " on the rise" with a wall of very simple keyboards.not for me.absoluty not a classic or a this style there is one thousand bands better than houston.

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