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Artist: 220 Volt

Title: Eye to Eye

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220 Volt Eye to Eye Album Cover 220 Volt Eye to Eye Album Cover 220 Volt Eye to Eye Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1988

Label: Epic (Japan)

Catalog Number: 25-8P-5089


Peter Olander
Jocke Lundholm
Mats Karlsson
Peter Hermansson
Mikael Larsson


1.  The Harder They Come  3:49
2.  I'm On Fire  4:22
3.  Beat of a Heart  4:13
4.  Eye to Eye  3:47
5.  Love Is All You Need  4:07
6.  Live It Up  3:39
7.  Money Talks  4:01
8.  Dangerous  3:33
9.  Still in Love  4:08
10.  Dog Eat Dog  3:10
11.  On the Other Side bonus track  3:33
Total Running Time:  42:22

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Existing comments about this CD

From: octavio Date: April 7, 2001 at 23:57
ok, people, i`m a mexican headbanger, and, my inglish is very bad, but 220 volt is a great band, i love their songs and the letal illusion album, principale the graet escape, i love this song. ok, people see you the nex time? ok thanks for all, ahhhh.. sorry for my english, do you understand me, thans and. 1000 thanks,

From: jonnathan Date: June 13, 2001 at 0:03
good singer and a good hard rock 80s album a must have i think for europe fans

From: Nelson Date: July 22, 2001 at 1:50
This is definitely one gem in my archives that ranks very high on my list. I'll never forget the day this c.d. fell into my hands, after years of searching;I just flipped. Anyway, my favorite songs include 'eye to eye', 'beat of a heart', and especially 'still in love', which i dedicate to my wife, the love of my life. A must in one's collection in the melodic rock genre.

From: Magnus Date: July 25, 2001 at 13:21
Their best album,no doubt!! Fantastic stuff!

From: Robert... Date: September 11, 2001 at 3:50
Yeah...this is a good one!!! Visit my 220 Volt page: http://hem.passagen.se/powergames/index.html /Robert

From: Ronnie Date: September 30, 2001 at 1:12
While I'm at it....This is another must have CD..Great production and vocals...

From: NCraw Date: November 15, 2001 at 5:04
Well im a crazy Europe fan and ive heard people saying that if u luv Europe then u'll luv 220 volt. Problem is how am i suppose to lay hands on it when im in australia. Ive been struggling for years to find 80 rareties like China and Steelheart!!! well i guess ill keep on tryin

From: daniel Date: December 23, 2001 at 14:59
hey people i`m a canadian big fans of 220 volt (excuse for my writing because i speak french)....i`m from quebec city canada. and i love 220 volt because this band are a very good singer and the great melody like angel heart and scorpions but much more better..because the album eye to eye cause my favorite song is beat of a heart no doubt... thanks and c`mon made another great album you`re the best of a heart

From: Date: April 11, 2002 at 6:00
how on earth i will add any comment if i can not listen to any of the track....

From: Desslar Date: April 11, 2002 at 12:11
Great album, similar to and maybe even better than Europe at the time.

From: MET BEGA Date: April 23, 2002 at 4:57

From: B. CASARIN (MEX Date: August 11, 2002 at 0:00
what a gem! definetly my favourite 220 volt album! buy it!

From: Steve T Date: September 6, 2002 at 8:40
Great album. I was really surprised. Sounds not unlike a Europe/TNT crossover.....very good Euro hard rock.

From: Greg Date: September 15, 2002 at 18:44
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had the scan of the CD label of this CD, I have everything else, I can't find this CD anywhere, and already have the front and back artwork, plus all the songs, my email address is gregholmes@pei.eastlink.ca, any help would be appreicted...thanks!

From: Carsten Date: November 29, 2002 at 23:55
'Love Is All You Need' is worth the purchase alone! Great ballad!

From: ~G~ Date: December 22, 2002 at 1:49
I have been looking for a place to buy this album for years. If anyone knows where it can be purchased, please email me at gravedancer_@excite.com

From: Teo_3 Date: December 22, 2002 at 17:45
What can i say,the ultimate 1988 Sweden Melodic Rock Masterpiece.A bit expensive,but worth the money.It can be found in SCHMANKERL-RECORDS for 65 euros.Cheers

From: vics Date: January 15, 2003 at 16:52
lovely songs... brings back memories as a kid! it's amazing that they're still together and haven't spilt up! one of my fav bands ever.

From: robert Date: March 29, 2003 at 16:30
Por favor!! ¿algun español me recomienda este disco? No tengo nada d ellos!!!

From: Tarkus Date: March 29, 2003 at 21:49
The bands best recording from the CBS days !!

From: ESPAÑOL Date: April 10, 2003 at 8:11
Soy este cd es una verdadera obra del un excelente heavy rock. Su primer disco en un poco mas fuerte que 'eye to eye', pero sin duda alguna, si te gusta escuchar algo no comercial y excelente ritmos y requinteos en dos guitarras este grupo te encantara. Aun no he oido el ultimo, pero en cuanto lo vea lo compro. my correo es jugalde8@hotmail.com

From: RocknrolPoland Date: June 16, 2003 at 17:16
Great AlBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: July 8, 2003 at 10:07
One of the best melodic rock releases ever....I love this cd! 'Money Talks', 'The Harder They Come',and the super ballad 'Love is All You Need' are my personal faves. If you don't wanna shell out the bucks for this OOP gem on Ebay, it IS possible to find all these songs on Kazaa, you just gotta give it time.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: July 8, 2003 at 10:35
I thought this was much better than their previous stuff. The vox improved about 2000r so. Good solid disc, I like 'The Harder They Come' and 'Dangerous' myself. How's the bonus track, I have this on vinyl w/o that song?

From: TIM Date: July 8, 2003 at 18:08
Blue Charvel, I have the bonus. If you can handle mp3s email at rio1harris@aol.com. If not, I'll listen and let you know what I think. I liked this album as well.

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: July 8, 2003 at 21:17
'On the Other Side' is a mid-tempo rocker; I like it a lot. However, they do repeat the title phrase ALOT in this song.

From: RR-Finland Date: August 27, 2003 at 15:17
My brothers neighbour told my bro, that he should listen this 220Volt band. Well I bought 'Eye To Eye' -Lp from secondhand store and that guy was right: this band kicks ass! I listened that record 2 weeks in the row!

From: Nanteau Date: December 1, 2003 at 19:58
If you got money (me haven't) buy the reissue --maybe you get more for it someday.

From: Rocker76 Date: January 8, 2004 at 15:01
Just found this used on CASSETTE for $2. More than got my money's worth. Love Is All You Need is worth the price by itself - much less the rest of the songs. Quite simply one of the best melodic hard rock albums of the 80s IMO. And I'm not exaggerating. If you're into Giuffira, Europe, House of Lords, etc., do yourself a big favor and track this down. Aboslutely brilliant. DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF ANY OF THE OTHER RELEASES BY 220 VOLT ARE THIS GOOD?

From: Rocker76 Date: January 8, 2004 at 16:01
Just found the CD! Not cheap but it's well worth it. I cannot say enough about how good these guys are. If you are into AOR, Melodic Hard Rock, 80s metal, etc., etc. FIND THIS CD! One of the best of that whole genre of rock. SIMPLY AWESOME IN EVERY WAY.

From: jessica96fish Date: April 1, 2004 at 15:14

From: Andi Date: May 22, 2004 at 16:07
One of the best Melodic Rockalbums of the 80's!

From: Geoff Date: May 23, 2004 at 20:40
Indeed, no doubting this gem. Although I quite dislike all other 220 Volt albums, this is an excellent album. A greta melodic hard rock release with barely a filler amongst the killer tracks. Excellent, excellent, excellent album!

From: TIM (2) Date: June 4, 2004 at 5:56
Can anyone tell me who this sounds like? I heard one track from another album and they were certainly heavier than Europe. I don't mind paying the high price if this is that good, but must be melodic with keys for my tastes?...

From: Rycheage Date: June 5, 2004 at 0:58
'Eye To Eye' was arguably their best album, combining a sound which integrated the best bits of Return, Def Leppard and Europe. Lundholm's vocals are better than anything else he's recorded, bringing a comparison to those Norwegian guys in Stage Dolls and also Return. One of the best songs on the album is 'Beat Of A Heart', which is Shadow King meets Def Leppard. Nice chorus with a mellow guitar surge through the middle section. Quality stuff here.

From: Date: June 12, 2004 at 20:06
After some decent straigh up metal releases, this one is pure melodic hard rock/aor. Reminds me of maybe a heavier Europe circa Out Of This World. Love Is All You Need is one of the greatest power ballads ever. 8/10

From: TIM (2) Date: July 2, 2004 at 13:29
Really good album of melodic hard rock, which is (ever so slightly) reminiscent of early Europe (without the keys). For me it's not a classic, but is still well worth buying. This is pretty readily available now as it had a re-issue last year.

From: James Date: August 3, 2004 at 21:31
you know, i forgot how good this cd is till i pulled it out today and played it. I need to play this thing more!!!

From: Jonny_B Date: September 1, 2004 at 21:11
I've listened to several 220 Volt titles, but none of them came close to the greatness of 'Eye To Eye.' And now it's reissued, I'll finally be able to get an original copy, rather than confiscating my bro's copy on a permanent basis.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 9, 2004 at 0:27

From: Big Papa K Date: December 24, 2004 at 10:50
220 Volt's earlier releases were more metal, but the songwriting did not seem as focused as it would be on this effort. It sounds like they have picked up some influences from fellow countrymen Europe on this one and it helps. The title track, 'Love Is All You Need' and 'The Harder They Come' are fantastic. 8/10

From: z4roxx Date: December 26, 2004 at 2:41

From: Scandinavia Date: January 28, 2005 at 18:45
Found this one very, very cheap the other day...Listened to it a couple of times and it's not worth all the hype at all! VERY mediocre...They try so hard to be the next EUROPE but get nowhere close...IMHO

From: orietto Date: February 13, 2005 at 18:38
how many idiots and dupes on this site...that's the best scandinavian heavy/class release ever !

From: z4roxx Date: February 15, 2005 at 9:07
Minchia Orietto sto morendo d'infarto ahahahahaha!Guarda il cd,lo fan vedere con tre copertine diverse...eeehhhh le stampe finte di fotocopia ahahahaha!!Sto morendo dal ridere ahahahahah!!

From: orietto Date: February 15, 2005 at 9:27
eeehh mr. z4roxx live and works inside the computer and is a great source of comments on mega rare cds for dupes !

From: z4roxx Date: February 15, 2005 at 9:45
Thanx Orietto,forse la copertina col romano e'la piu'finta di fotocopia for all dupes ahahahaha

From: Geoff Date: March 24, 2005 at 23:58
Man did they learn to write some memorable songs for this one! This is one of my all time favourite releases by a European band. 'The Harder They Come' sets the pace with massive hooks, a new very melodic sound and you know you're in business as 'I'm On Fire', 'Beat of a Heart', 'Eye to Eye' all fly by with killer riffs, tight musicianship and huge melodies / choruses, 'Love Is All You Need' has a mind-blowing pre-chorus that is a highlight of this disc and is a beautiful ballad, 'Dangerous' has

From: Geoff Date: March 24, 2005 at 23:59
(cont.) another of those stunning pre-choruses, layered with massive hooks, 'Still in Love' is my favourite track of this disc and a mid-tempo heartfelt gem of the highest order, and overall, the rest are nice solid slabs of melodic hard rock. Very good album from this band. Highly recommended.

From: Scandinavia Date: March 25, 2005 at 3:22
Hmmmm, sounds like I oughta check this one out once again...It never pleased me as I recall...

From: forgotten warrior Date: May 7, 2005 at 1:17
while i will agree with the better songs part i much prefer the HEAVIER sound of earlier albums like 'electric messengers'.this is just a total sell-out to cash in on the success that EUROPE was having at the time,however it is undisputibly thier best album.

From: Dreamaholic Date: June 1, 2005 at 4:53
I mostly agree with Geoff on this one although I do think there are a couple fillers. That doesn't stop this from being a killer CD though. I love The Harder They Come, Beat of a Heart, On the Other Side, and Money Talks. I picked up a sealed re-release with the warrior and the medusa on the cover, came with a fold out poster of the cover art and the bonus track. Money well spent!

From: voorhees Date: August 8, 2005 at 13:03
definately their best album to date, although Lethal Illusion isnt bad either. I kind of stayed away from the whole AOR thing for a while in the early '90's and this is the cd that got me back into it. Some songs sound a bit like Europe which isnt a bad thing necessarily. Great album!

From: Mediaab Date: December 7, 2005 at 7:59
"Eye to Eye" was these guys' masterpiece!! This album is 99 out of 100 on melodicrock.com's scale, it is really that good!! To some extent I do agree that 220 Volt was a one album wonder, cause this cd is so much better than all the rest - the twin guitars never sounded better, great solos and riffs, tight rhythm section, and 100% world class singing by pure AOR-voice Jocke Lundholm, plus excellent song-writing and production!! ALL EXCELLENT!! The original 1988 "orange eye" artwork rules!

From: sluss528 Date: April 4, 2006 at 13:29
it is very easy to see why this is there best cd,mad max norman produced it! nuff said!

From: metalalways Date: August 10, 2006 at 0:06
got this cd in a used cd store cd warehouse it cost $8.99 it kicks ass they do sound a lot like europe i love the song beat of a heart and the harder they come and eye to eye. i didn't know this cd was real expensive how much does this cd run on ebay?

From: Thunderstruck Date: August 20, 2006 at 15:55
Not one bad tune! A must have!!! "Love Is All You Need", "Eye To Eye", "I'm On Fire", "Still In Love", "Beat Of A Heart" & "Dangerous" are fantastic tunes!!!

From: aorteto Date: October 11, 2006 at 10:27
Un clasico del M-R escandinavo, sin nada descartable y algunas joyitas en forma de cancion como BEAT OF YOUR HEART, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, DANGEROUS, STILL IN LOVE y ON THE OTHER SIDE.

From: Magnus Date: April 1, 2007 at 9:51
Again..Just awsome stuff! Scandi AOR/MHR to die for..

From: CLUTCH Date: October 5, 2007 at 23:35
I like the other releases but they truly nailed it with this one. A melodic classic in every sense. Heavy enough to satisfy my metal side with enough depth and melody to stick with me days later. For any newbies to the band, this is the one to seek out first. Top f*cking notch.

From: VICE Date: October 15, 2007 at 6:09
Awesome album! "I'm On Fire", "Eye To Eye" & "Love Is All You Need" are soooo great!

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: October 18, 2007 at 12:57
This is a Great release...this is much more melodic than the earlier stuff..The Hair is teased much more, the leather is gone and Spandex have arrived..but this is all a good thing...Still Great Playing and the Vox are Much improved..

From: mannas Date: November 9, 2007 at 22:58
Top.melodic scheibe ,einer meiner Faves!so muss skandinavischer melodic rock klingen!wer an ein cdr tausch interesse hat melden unter coolmohr@web.de

From: lalorock Date: December 19, 2007 at 22:33
Tremendo dicazzo,lo escucho más y más me gusta,metal melódico de gran calidad,ese medio tiempo Still in love(que delicia de canción!)te envuelve con su melodía,temas con gancho guitarrero y riffs melódicos,Beat of a heart,Eye to eye,Money talks,Dangerous,I´m on fire,son claros ejemplos de excelente heavy metal sueco,otra gran balada es Love is all you need,recien acabo de descubrir este disco,tenía el Power Games que es más heavy,pero este tiene todo:guitarras duras y melodías,para que más...

From: shoemaker Date: January 12, 2008 at 15:17
Yes, their best and only 100% enjoyable album.

From: z4roxx Date: January 13, 2008 at 10:17
I am so agree here,listened to again yesterday,magic 80's melodick hard rock/aor,scandi people knows how to rock!

From: z4roxx Date: January 13, 2008 at 10:17
I am so agree here,listened to again yesterday,magic 80's melodick hard rock/aor,scandi people knows how to rock!

From: calitos10 Date: December 12, 2008 at 12:03
A must-have album!!! just perfect. 10/10

From: calitos10 Date: December 17, 2008 at 19:38
By the way, why there is no X Japan albums here? they have wonderful melodies, hard rockers and really good melodic heavy metal songs. Highly recommended!!!

From: petermexico Date: April 29, 2009 at 14:33
Eye To Eye, What an album!, this is their best work, A really cool intro with "The Harder They Come" (amazing guitars), "Beat of a Heart", "Eye to Eye", "Live it Up", it´s a great record, produced by Max Norman (Mean good guitars sound, check his works with "Coney Hatch", "Megadeth" "Trash", etc), a very good album from one of the finest sweden bands of the 80´s. Sin duda uno de mis grupos favoritos de Suecia, ojalá se pueda reeditar su catálogo completo, ya que sólo tengo 4 de sus trabajos, y este en LP. Un disco muy cuidado que salió a la luz en una época en que empezaba a decaer este estilo y la comercialidad abundaba en las grabaciones. Una obra maestra del rock escandinavo, buenas guitarras, una voz única, y una sección rítmica contundente con Peter Hermansson en la batería.

From: sandro cro Date: June 10, 2009 at 8:04
no big talks-simply perfect-must have

From: ace66 Date: April 26, 2010 at 23:33
Everything have been said here,but I have to add my comments because this album truly deserves it.Killer melodies!!!

From: $$ixx Date: September 17, 2013 at 20:13
Melodic hardrock perfection, 100/100. I like everything from the great musicians, fantastic vocal performance and killer song after killer song on this disc. Even the bonus track smokes. Miles better than their other albums and truly a masterpiece, I listen to it almost every day. If you like Europé, FM, Treat and those heavy weights - don't miss out on this gem. Production and mix are amazing too.

From: JONBONPIGO Date: October 11, 2014 at 18:34
Near flawless Melodic Metal..."Eye To Eye".. "Live It Up" .."Dangerous" & "Still In Love" are my favourites, but really other than "The Harder They Come" no throw aways.. Overall..The Choruses are Catchy..The Guitars Rock..and The Vocalist Soars..in all the right places...

From: 123charpenay Date: September 16, 2015 at 14:22
exceptional record.one of the best scandi a o r ever.eye to eye is theis best record,no doubt.the production of this album is simply fantastic.what extraordinary, clear an powerfull sound .congratulations to max normann.only killer song at the programm ,impossible to have a preference between all these pure jewels.the reissue (a very rare cd )with two sensational bonus tracks is essential.top class melodic rock.a classic of the music that we love.

From: hair metal again Date: November 8, 2021 at 5:50
excellent release for 220 VOLT back in 88 with Max Norman on board choosing a more commercial path but without losing their trademark sound!if you like EUROPE then you def need to have this one too!"still in love","love is all you need","beat of a heart","dangerous" ,"the harder they come" are fine songs indeed!highly recommended

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