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Title: Hold Your Fire
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Category: Melodic Hard Rock
Catalog Number: EK 48615
lead vocals, keyboards
guitars, backing vocals
bass, backing vocals
drums, percussion, backing vocals
|1. ||Reach for the Sky |
|2. ||Rock You Tonight |
|3. ||Sleeping with You |
|4. ||You're Too Bad |
|5. ||When I Look Into Your Eyes |
|6. ||Get in Touch |
|7. ||Hold Your Fire |
|8. ||The Meaning of Love |
|9. ||Talk of the Town |
|10. ||Life in the Real World |
|11. ||Mama Didn't Raise no Fool |
|12. ||Hold the Dream |
|13. ||Don't Treat Me Bad live bonus track on Japanese release |
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: March 2, 2001 at 19:10|
| Firehouse kicks ass..... Get this record fool...
||Date: April 25, 2001 at 13:03|
|From: larry wilgus
||Date: May 10, 2001 at 20:09|
|Don't put this fire out!!!they ROCK!!!!
||Date: August 31, 2001 at 4:12|
|keep rocking guys - another great record - keep the fire burning and the brains ticking OK
||Date: October 5, 2001 at 20:26|
|the most power in the world,example "talk of the town" the best cd of FIREHOUSE ¿why the changes?.Was the best,but now.......
||Date: December 13, 2001 at 7:31|
|Another great release. A classic. Can't pick a favorite. They're all good ones. I have to say that after this release they started their downward sprial.
||Date: January 3, 2002 at 6:53|
|Although this was released as grunge was starting to get its dirty little fingers into the market, you'd never know it by how cleanly and effectively this CD rocks. "When I Look Into Your Eyes" is a ballad of shattering force, with plenty of breathless rockers to lay waste to any doubters who thought Firehouse couldn't match their debut.
||Date: March 21, 2002 at 12:54|
|Though I haven't listened to this cd too many times, Firehouse's 'Hold Your Fire' is probably the band's best & most inspirational release of all-time. While their self-titled debut may be the source of most of the band's attention, their truly were some knock-off songs on that album, one of them being "All She Wrote" which shamelessly rips off the riff from Ratt's "Round & Round". Still, their debut was quite impressive. My personal favorite cut off 'Hold Your Fire': "Reach For The Sky".
||Date: May 26, 2002 at 19:10|
|I've been listening to Firehouse since spring of 2000.They are the best hard rock 80s band. Girls and boys out there, this is the album for you to fulfill your most erotic moments. This is the album I would take with me to the other side. Full of energy, optimistic hard-rock melodies, and tears in the end of your summer days. Gosh.
|From: Blue Tequila
||Date: August 18, 2002 at 1:10|
|"Sleeping With You" Is a great song on a quality album. Whenever we're at a bar with a decent jukebox it's a given that this song is gonna get played!
|From: Steve T
||Date: September 3, 2002 at 11:05|
|Their best album. Heavier and tighter.
|From: The Fizzy One
||Date: September 23, 2002 at 19:17|
|I prefer the first one just a leeeeettle bit better over this one, but during the summer of '92, I was hopelessly addicted to "Reach for the Sky." This album has some clunkers on it to me. "When I Look Into Your Eyes," is a shameless rehash of "Love of a Lifetime," right down to the pre-chorus that doesn't show up in the second verse, and going from G to A after the solo. "You're Too Bad" sounds an awful lot like "Shake and Tumble." The best ones here are tracks 1, 3, 8, 9 and 11.
||Date: September 26, 2002 at 7:32|
|Fizzy-- I think that most of us realise that "When I Look Into Your Eyes" is somewhat of a copy of "Love Of A Lifetime" in one form or another, BUT I still believe "WILIYE" is better than the latter. It's a power ballad to the perfection, man!
||Date: October 16, 2002 at 6:59|
|Don't know but I couldn't listen Firehouse so much although they played within the spectre of my music taste. "Sleeping With You" and "You're Too Bad" are my favourites in this CD. I've also noticed some resemblance in the singers's voice to Mark Slaughter. He's not imitating but sounds similar in shouting somewhere. In general, for me even if not a super album, this nonetheless worths to be bought.
||Date: October 20, 2002 at 11:37|
|este es mi favorito de ellos, esta cargadito de temazos super-bien interpretados, es toda una delicia escuchar temazos como: sleeping, reach, when i look...y sobre todo HOLD THE DREAM, Esto es magico, es fantastico, uno de mis discos de Hard/aor super-favoritos. LONG LIVE firehouse!!!!
||Date: November 5, 2002 at 18:41|
|Este disco es un auténtico regalazo para nuestros oidos. Cuando lo escuché por primera vez no sabía si reir de alegría o llorar de la emoción. Es como si de pronto el AOR tuviera una revelación y se volviera totalmente agresivo y de ahi sus canciones, mi favorita es "Rock you tonight"; la verdad, no entiendo por que nadie la ha mencionado por aquí, está llena de energía, esa canción rompe los esquemas de lo convencional, evidentemente el resto de canciones son también impresionantes al igual que
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: November 12, 2002 at 4:34|
|Lo unico que aqui cambia con respecto al anterior son los temas,por lod emas,fuerza,melodia y como no,una producción como DIOS MANDA.
|From: BeppeDoc Phonya
||Date: February 21, 2003 at 21:59|
|Sono una figata!!!!
||Date: August 13, 2003 at 13:16|
|MOST of the songs on this release are balls out rockers. I can think of no better way to kick a record off than 'Reach For The Sky'. However, CJ has this habit of gaying up his lyrics to where they're almost laughable. I don't care how catchy 'Sleeping With You' is, it's plain stupid. He's a grown man for goodness sakes. There had to be a better song in that melody. Still, after skipping that and 'When I Look...', you've got a great album. 8.5/10.
||Date: September 1, 2003 at 6:42|
|My gun is loadeeeeed!! Very great stuff again with Firehouse, maybe not so solid than debut, but still serious ass kicking melodies and good choruses.
|From: Category Fire
||Date: September 3, 2003 at 21:02|
|Their best album forever and ever!! Listening to these songs we can remember the good moments of radio rockers like "when i look..." this one always make me cry!!!! After this album the band looses their power, their guts and their attitude...so bad...
||Date: September 20, 2003 at 11:52|
|En la misma linea del primero ,fenomenal banda
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: December 3, 2003 at 6:29|
|Their last real great album. Powerful AOR/hardrock ! Maybe their best, on par with the debut ! Good one !
|From: Blue Tequila
||Date: December 3, 2003 at 11:43|
|From what I've been reading on other sites, It seems Firehouse has returned to the sound of their first 2 albums with their new release "Prime Time". However I havent heard any of the new songs and the official Firehouse website doesnt have any samples. Also the new album was unfortunatley released only in Japan, but it can be ordered from the Firehouse website. It would be great if they have finally gone back to the style of music they used to play.
|From: FALLEN ANGEL
||Date: December 9, 2003 at 18:22|
|MUY PARECIDO AL PRIMERO.PERO MAS POP.NO TIENE LA MISMA POTENCIA.CARECE DE ESE PODER HEAVY ,KE ERA EL ALMA DEL PRIMERO.AUN ASI NO DECEPCIONNAN PARA NADA.REACH FOR THE SKY TAL VEZ SEA LO MAS CERCANO AL PODER DEL PRIMER DISCO,Y LA BALADA WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES NO ES TAN BUENA COMO LA ANTERIOR.ACEPTABLE.
|From: Firehouse Fan
||Date: April 12, 2004 at 15:30|
|PrimeTime IS an excellent cd. You can find sample tunes on Michael Foster's website @ http://www.michael-foster.com
|From: charvel man
||Date: May 11, 2004 at 18:13|
|The first track reach for the sky is one of my all-time favorite songs. But after that this album totaly reminds me of def leppard's adrenalize. Too damn lite, and not enough substance!
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 13, 2004 at 0:57|
|This album starts off great with "Reach For The Sky". But as stated above, it becomes too lite afterwards. "When I Look Into Your Eyes" and "Sleeping With You" make me cringe. 4/10
||Date: June 13, 2004 at 7:43|
|Actually Big Papa K, those are my favourite 2 tracks! With the slightly progressive sounding title-track 3rd. "Sleeping With You" is more like the debut material, and with any justice would've been a huge hit single. Excluding the excellent "Good Acoustics", this was their last great album...
||Date: June 13, 2004 at 22:07|
|I haven't heard the album yet, but Sleeping With You stinks. Way too light and sappy for this band.
||Date: July 16, 2004 at 8:49|
|Si quieres un disco completo,de hard rock,con unas grandes melodias,unos solos magistrales,y una gran voz...no te lo pienses,este es tu disco. 10/10
||Date: July 21, 2004 at 20:15|
|totally agree with big papa k, this was a disapointing album to listen to it lacked everything that made the ist album a smash. Haven't heard any firehouse past this album.
||Date: July 22, 2004 at 4:58|
|Well anonymous and BPK-I have to say I am surprised you state this album lacks!! Production wise it'as a monster and Reach for the sky, Hold your Fire and sleeping with you are awesome and equal to anything from the debut.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: July 22, 2004 at 6:04|
|This is the best Firehouse release till now ! Great tunes, powerful and with a big production. Like this one a lot !
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|From: Blue Charvel
||Date: July 22, 2004 at 7:44|
|I liked this one too, I still like the self-titled better, but as said above the production is SMOKIN' on this one, and the songs are very good. I got this when it came out and I wasn't disappointed then nor am I now. Now you wanna talk disappointment, listen to some of the crap they put out AFTER this album...
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: July 22, 2004 at 7:58|
|I'm very surprised any fans of the first album would not like this one also, as some of the songs and the production are very similar. Listen to "Don't treat me Bad" alongside "Sleeping with You", "Love of a Lifetime" next to "When I look into your Eyes" etc. Granted this album is a touch heavier on the guitar, and has a couple of fillers which the debut didn't, but is still the same quality. If you like this check out the 2nd TEER album also...
||Date: July 25, 2004 at 7:42|
|Excellent CD This is their best release after the debute "Firehouse". Get it, you won't be disappointed if u like crystal clear top notch production with huge choruses and catchy riffs.
||Date: August 31, 2004 at 15:57|
|Personally I don't understand how anyone could not like any Firehouse album, they are all solid. This one is no exception and contains some killer tunes. My favorites are the same as TIM. Sleeping With You is my fave, Reach For The Sky, When I Look Into Your Eyes, The Meaning Of Love, Hold The Dream, and Rock You Tonight round out the good, and great songs. These guys had an ear for melody and I'm a big fan of their lyrics too. 8/10
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 2:08|
|This album, particularly the awesome 'Reach for the sky' is what got me hooked on Firehouse. I've just always loved the massive, heavy hard rock sound, filled to the brim with rich melody. Excellent band, and 'When I look into your eyes' remains a fave to this day. 'Hold the dream' is awesome too, as are the rockers here. Great solid CD!
||Date: September 2, 2004 at 13:16|
|I love Reach for the Sky... One of the best rock songs ever. I love CJ:s vocals, sounds alot like Joe Elliot in Def Leppard.
|From: Papa Knows
||Date: September 8, 2004 at 13:50|
|Firehouse is blazing and burning! They set fire with that album! "When I look... Into your eyes..."
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: October 31, 2004 at 14:11|
|OTRO BUEN ALBUM DE MELODIC HARD ROCK, MUY COMPLETO.
|From: Hairball John
||Date: November 26, 2004 at 21:10|
|Reach for the sky is by far the best Firehouse tune. It was featured during this weeks show with an introduction from CJ Snare. Check out The Hairball John Radio show every week at www.hairballjohn.com for many of the lost classics and new kick ass tunes. You can also listen to the entire interview with CJ Snare conducted in October of 2004 at www.hairballjohn.com The Hairball John Radio Show the past is back to kick your ass!
||Date: January 29, 2005 at 11:04|
|This baby picks up right where the debut left off and rox your sox 'till the end. I'd forgot just how great this CD is! Listen to this and the debut back-to-back and you're in for nearly two hours of pure bliss!
||Date: March 27, 2005 at 8:42|
|Muy bueno! Aunque debo ser de los pocos que prefiero el primer disco.. me parece mas cañero y pegadizo
||Date: October 7, 2005 at 10:17|
|FANTASTICO,GREAT,GREATTT!!!.MUY PARECIDO A SU PRIMER ALBUM AUNQUE QUIZA ME QUEDE CON ESTE.Bill Leverty MAGISTRAL.
||Date: October 7, 2005 at 11:01|
|Your are so right carlos-anna. Sheer class on this one !
||Date: February 15, 2006 at 13:16|
|Just picked this up cheap...Worth it!!!Man this is really good..I like it better than the first one,I think they were on fire(lol) we they did this one....Great guitar playin abounds!!!! Smokin!!!
||Date: July 22, 2006 at 14:56|
|IMO While their first album is a classic Hair Metal Gem, this isn´t, "Reach For The Sky", "Hold The Dream", "When I Look..." an the title track are all goods songs, but the rest are fillers, "Rock You Tonight"? What a clichè! Stick it to the first one!! / Mientras su primer album es una gema clasica de Hair Metal, este no lo es en absoluto, "Reach For The Sky", "Hold The Dream", "When I Look..." y el tema titulo son muy buenas canciones pero el resto es relleno, "Rock You Tonight"? que trillado!
||Date: November 6, 2006 at 19:30|
|this cd kicks ass sounds very similar to the first self titled cd which is also killer i never heard any of their cds after hold your fire are they any good i love their first two cds were gonna rock you tonight rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: June 23, 2007 at 14:43|
|AWEESOME MELODIC HARD ROCK ALBUM!!! Con eso digo todo. Para mi gusto, el mejor disco de FIREHOUSE, por encima del primero. Me parece que, esa dirección quizá mas AOR, le dá a este disco un sentido más melódico, con sentido comercial, pero sin perder el dinamismo y potencia propios de FIREHOUSE. De entrada "Reach For The Sky" es pura potencia y melodía, igual que en el primer disco; "Rock You Tonight" es un prodigio de tema hard rock, en plan himno contundente y melódico INCREIBLE...
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: June 23, 2007 at 14:49|
|"Sleeping With You Tonight" es mágica, asi de simple... uno de mis temas favoritos de siempre, pues esos teclados le dán un toque muy especial a un tema que nunca pierde en dinamismo y energía; "You´re Too Bad" es mas agresiva; "When I Look Into Your Eyes" otra powerballad soberbia, igual a "Love Of A Lifetime"; "Get In Touch" tiene energía a raudales; "Hold Your Fire" es demoledora; "The Meaning Of Love" en plan ritmico AOR; "Talk Of The Town" es un esplendido part hard rock...
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: June 23, 2007 at 14:52|
|"Life In The Real World" destaca por su melodía; "Mama Didn´t Raise No Fool" es super marchosa y para cerrar con broche de oro una regia balada que es "Hold The Dream"... En todo el disco hay energía, potencia y melodía a manos llenas: Leverty está que se sale con su guitarra, CJ Snare está perfecto a la voz(yo lo vi en concierto y el tipo no falla ni una) y los coros están magnificos...Tu amigo YIRO SEVENTH (antes PODEROSO YIRO) te lo recomienda!!!!
||Date: October 31, 2007 at 17:54|
|Buen album, :coll:Hold Your Fire buen tema lo mejor del album junto a la balada "When I Look Into Your Eyes" y sobre los otros cortes un tipo Hard Rock, nada fuera de lo comun algo regular firehouse con este trabajo 7/10
||Date: November 1, 2007 at 11:01|
|HUGE CD 97/100 BIG US METAL with lot of attitude and huge B.vocals excellent songs especially the MEGAHIT "reach for the sky" ! IMO if somebody ask what is AMERICAN HAIR METAL ? that's the first song that came to mind I really like the HEAVIER song"hold your fire"too If you like the first CD that's for you too /
||Date: May 22, 2008 at 11:00|
|IMO not as good as the first CD but it still kicks ths s*** out of the nearly all the other 90s bands apart from S&S. Buy if you like you rock catchy commercial and just damn right awesome...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!
|From: the rocker
||Date: August 28, 2008 at 19:22|
|a great follow up to the debut, but one notch below. to me that still means an awesome cd.
|From: shark attack
||Date: October 26, 2008 at 8:55|
|Awesome hair metal with a production that kicks harder than Van Damme. Without doubt a continuation of the sound of the debut, with a similiar quality of songwriting and style. Highlights are many but personal faves are slamming opener 'Reach For The Sky', skullcrushing 'Hold Your Fire' and smouldering closer 'Hold The Dream' but really everything here is top notch. ESSENTIAL 96/100
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: August 14, 2009 at 2:57|
|The first two Firehouse records are a lot better than they're given credit for. These guys had better songs, better vocals, better riffs than many other bands doing the same style of slick, polished, heavy-but-melodic hair-metal. Hold Your Fire's not as good as the first disc, to me, but still has plenty to like, like the title track, "Reach For The Sky," "Talk Of The Town," "Life In The Real World," "Mama Didn't Raise No Fool," "You're Too Bad." "When I Look Into Your Eyes" is awful though, just a cheap rehash of "Love Of A Lifetime," and not subtle about it either. You'll probably want to skip the next several albums, though.
||Date: January 31, 2010 at 15:11|
|If I was standing in front of a firing squad and they offered to play any CD I wanted while they banged bullets into my body, it's very possible I would request this one, specifically the song "Hold Your Fire," which would seem most appropriate at that particular moment in time. But seriously, folks, this is a huge-as-hell helping of L.A.-style hard rock/hair-metal, prettied up once again with David Prater's perfectly pristine production that will rock your house. Nearly two decades after its release, this album is still worth holding onto and continues to receive frequent spin-time in my stereo. Whether you prefer this one over the debut is a matter of personal preference, but it's safe to say that any fan of one will love the other, as they're strikingly similar (perhaps too similar, some would argue). Listen, if the average melodic hard rock CD is like a cozy little campfire, then this CD is a five-alarm inferno hot enough to consume you in a maelstrom of melodious music.
||Date: January 31, 2010 at 21:34|
|When I Look Into Your Eyes is a brilliant ballad. The rest of the album is pretty good too with Sleeping With You and Hold Your Fire being the other highlights.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: February 1, 2010 at 10:07|
| Ed, you kidding? Okay, let's take it in historical context. First comes "Love Of A Lifetime," which hits #3 on the charts. So then less than a year after that song peaked, why, here comes "When I Look Into Your Eyes,", using the same chord changes and the EXACT same structure. Play them back to back, and you can't miss what a carbon copy it is, and with lyrics that race Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for the barf-bucket. Now look, don't get me wrong, you can see from my previous comments that I like the first two Firehouse discs a lot, particularly the first, but let's call it like it is here.
||Date: February 2, 2010 at 9:15|
|No I'm not kidding Dog. I like the song a lot and prefer it to Love of a Lifetime. I also enjoy DOn't Wanna Miss A Thing too!
||Date: February 5, 2010 at 12:10|
|metalmaniac777 is spot on. Humonges cd by Firehouse. Their absolute prime. Fantastic stuff from start to finish. Bought it back in the day.......great times. 95/100
|From: hair metal again
||Date: March 3, 2010 at 1:26|
|hair metal perfection is what we have here.in the same path with their first release FIREHOUSE proove that they rule the scene and put themselves in the front.excellent production by david prater,amazing guitar work by bill and screaming vocs by cj.the most strong point though is the songwriting which is amazing.many mega hits ,you cant choose any songs and the hair metal music flows inside you.perfect!
||Date: January 22, 2011 at 17:10|
|if you like(d) their debut, you'll defenitely like this one too. very similar or shall I say the same sound as on their predecessor.nothing new but great melodic hard rock/heavy metal. my faves: reach for the sky, talk of the town, mama didn't raise no fool.
||Date: January 24, 2011 at 16:10|
|"Reach for the Sky" and "Talk of the Town" are really good tunes. Straight ahead rock tunes. This is what we like about Firehouse; not the fluff.
||Date: June 18, 2011 at 2:43|
|their best album ever...
||Date: September 28, 2012 at 13:37|
|I know I'm quite alone here, but for some reason this band just doesn't do much for me. I'm a huge fan of 80's hard rock, but somehow this is just... too 80's, too slick, too polished, too Bon Jovi. And I like Bon Jovi. Yes, they can play, the singer is good, and I can't say that the songs are bad. But it just sounds like a skillful compilation of all the clichés of 80's hard rock. Plus they lack a harder edge and raw sound of bands like Wildside and Steelheart from the same period of time (early 90's). I don't know, maybe I just should have found these guys 20 years earlier.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: September 28, 2012 at 16:30|
|Visitor: Steelheart has a "harder edge" and a more "raw sound" than Firehouse? I'll give you Wildisde, but Steelheart? Really?
||Date: September 28, 2012 at 17:27|
|Well, that could be just me, but that's how I find it. OK, I haven't gone through every Firehouse release, but this and the debut seem to be the ones people mostly rave about. To me, Steelheart has more balls. Of course they have a softer side as well, but still. Anyway, as I said, it could be that I just found this band and haven't gotten into it yet.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: September 28, 2012 at 23:55|
|Visitor: Yeah, the first two Firehouse sdiscs are all anybody needs. For my ears, comparing the first album from each band, both released around the same time, Firehouse's debut is heavier. I'd classify 'em both in pretty much the same league overall, though. Personally, I think Firehouse had better songs and a heavier producton.
||Date: September 29, 2012 at 3:44|
|DR: The debut albums sure are pretty close, that's true. I guess I was thinking about songs more like "Steelheart" from the second album. Now there's a heavy badass song. But generally they are pretty much in the same league. Steelheart doesn't remind me of Bon Jovi, though. But, I'll give this band another try.
||Date: October 11, 2012 at 14:08|
|in1993 i was worried and a little deseperate cause we were among the shit grunge wawe.medias in france like rock hard or hard force says that aor, melodic rock and hard fm were dead.in 1994 these medias have written without smile that "slang" the horrible and awful def leppard album was "the record of the century".poor guys.i remember the first time i ve heard this record.i don t know this band before and i ve heard it at gibert joseph, a big used cd shop in lyon.i have choose to listen this cd cause the members of the band have a great hard rock look,not the stupid and ridiculous grunge look.i ve heard only "reach for the sky.no need to heard the others i ve buy immediatly the cd.it s a masterpiece no fillers only killers.all songs are at the same level than "reach for the sky".this band had all:good production,super singer,super guitarist, a very solid rthymth section and some songs who hooked you at the first spin.in this time this record was a light in the night.one bonus in japan!
||Date: October 11, 2012 at 14:16|
|reissue in japan in 2008 with 2 bonus track live."don t treat me bad" and "shake and trumble".
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