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Artist: Chris Ousey

Title: Rhyme and Reason

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Category: AOR

Year: 2011

Label: Escape Music (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: ESM233


Chris Ousey vocals
Mike Slamer guitars, keyboards
Tommy Denander guitar, keyboards
Neil Murray bass
Gregg Bisonette drums


1.  Mother of Invention  
2.  Bleeding Heart  
3.  To Break a Heart  
4.  Motivation  
5.  A Chemical High  
6.  Give Me Shelter  
7.  The Reason Why  
8.  Any Other Day  
9.  Don't Wanna Dance  
10.  Watch This space  
11.  By Any Other Name  
12.  A Natural Law  

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From: halfordhughes Date: November 12, 2011 at 22:15
this is good aor album....i love Chris Ousey...great singer...

From: gtj Date: December 2, 2011 at 8:48
Chris Ousey is one of the best British vocalists ever emerged from the rock music IMHO.Certainly, the most overlooked and underated singer along with Tony Martin.However, I'd love to see him returning to rather more AOR paths...

From: bate_Kallo Date: January 1, 2012 at 13:35
One of the best AOR CDs in 2011!

From: ozzzzric13 Date: January 7, 2012 at 5:30
Really enjoyable album. The presence of Mike Slamer and Tommy Denander is evident and a guarantee of quality...

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 8, 2012 at 19:11
Great singer and shamely underrated...this album shows how good this very skilled singer is!!!...not only since the days of Virginia Wolf and his recent bands(remember he has The Distance and Heartland too)he has shown quality but now shows maturity in its faves in here are "Mother Of Invention","Bleeding Heart","Give Me Shelter","The Reason Why","Any Other Day" & "By Any Other Name"...enjoyable album...88/100

From: MmmDonuts Date: January 8, 2013 at 11:21
My best album of 2011. A phenomenal package full of attitude, melody and power, and of course, Chris' crazy awesome vocals. My personal favorite tracks are Motivation, Bleeding Heart, Chemical High, Give Me Shelter, but the other tracks still sound great! More like this please, Chris!

From: Swazi Date: January 19, 2014 at 14:47
Awesome & phenomenal ! Nuff said !!

From: hair metal again Date: April 3, 2014 at 12:33
excellent release by Ousey and really had no doubt ,as he always has been in great bands and delivered good hard rockin music!all the members are stars and that s why the musicianship is SO good!many remarkable songs and especially "bleeding heart","a chemical high","don t wanna dance" and "a natural law"!brilliance!

From: BDrums1971 Date: August 6, 2016 at 12:11
Man, this is really a tour de force from Chris. He pulled out all the stops to get a fantastic cd. Very well written songs played flawlessly and sung flawlessly. I believe this is the pinnacle of his career personally. 9/10

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