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Artist: Fair Warning

Title: Four

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Fair Warning Four Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2000

Label: Frontiers (Italy)

Catalog Number: FR CD 050


Tommy Heart vocals
Ule W. Ritgen bass
Helge Engelke guitar
Andy Malecek guitar
Drums played by Philippe Candas and C.C. Behrens


1.  Heart On The Run  5:43   Listen
2.  Through The Fire  3:52   Listen
3.  Break Free  5:02   Listen
4.  Forever  5:27   Listen
5.  Tell Me I'm Wrong  5:18   Listen
6.  Dream  4:58   Listen
7.  I Fight  3:58   Listen
8.  Time Will Tell  4:15   Listen
9.  Eyes of Love  3:56   Listen
10.  Find My Way  3:42   Listen
11.  Night Falls  4:39   Listen
12.  Wait  4:03   Listen
13.  For the Young  4:14   Listen
Total Running Time:  59:07

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From: Dan Date: March 17, 2003 at 0:32
'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' That's the philosophy our German friends have taken with respect to their new album. They're sticking with the proven formula that has created what is in my opinion probably THE best and most consistent studio discography of the last 10 years. Four studio albums, and not one below 92/100. While I still think their debut effort is the best of the four, we're talking by a matter of inches. Melodic hard rock with epic, powerful choruses, rich vocal harmonies, screaming guitar riffs... and the hooks. Oh my! There's something about these songs that makes you turn up the volume, wave the cigarette lighter in the air, and just get lost in the music!

[sorry, got a little carried away there.] If I seem overly exuberant about this band, well, it's because they kick mine, your, and your mother's ass! The production seems to be getting better with each album. This album shows an even more prolific use of vocal choirs on the choruses. It's an effect that just makes them seem even more huge. All the songs are strong, from the rockers to the ballads. They all share one common denominator: the most powerful choruses in the business. It's no secret that I'm a big fan of German hard rock (Bonfire, Axxis, Craaft, Affair, Scorpions, No Credit, etc.) and Fair Warning is the best of the bunch! A very strong contender for my disc of the year for 2000!

Rating: 95/100

Existing comments about this CD

From: Posy Date: May 7, 2001 at 5:16
Yeah! Heart On The Run put me on the road! Great song in a great AOR album! One of the best!

From: richie sambora Date: August 3, 2001 at 22:36
i love this one , ever since i made the idea of coming up 'stranger in this town',hope to workk with you guys!!!!!! this one igave 9.0 it rocks!!!!! *sambora

From: richie sambora Date: August 3, 2001 at 22:36
i love this one , ever since i made the idea of coming up 'stranger in this town',hope to workk with you guys!!!!!! this one igave 9.0 it rocks!!!!! *sambora

From: Mentalizer Date: August 5, 2001 at 22:46
Perfect album! 'Heart On The Run' (whit 'Save Me') is the best Fair Warning song!

From: Jon Bon Jorge Date: August 22, 2001 at 2:49
If you love it, why don't you gave a 10, Mr 'Sambora'?

From: DRAGONFLY Date: December 13, 2001 at 6:50
A another great release. I've played this over and over. Never get tried of this great rock. P.S. I've heard that Tommy Heart has moved on to another project.

From: koogles Date: January 3, 2002 at 7:35
This was the fourth and final FW album and it's every bit as good as you might expect after the excellent 'Go!'. 'Heart on the Run' is a sprawling masterpiece and that's just one of a handful of winners on this highly recommended CD!

From: heartofmetal Date: March 7, 2002 at 22:21
as always,TOP NOTCH !! Do not miss this one-what a band!!

From: stevie Date: February 24, 2003 at 2:09
I think this is their best album. Very similar to the first, but better.

From: Rycheage Date: June 15, 2003 at 2:18
Taking over the production duties themselves the band have maintained their typical Euro-hard rock approach, with plenty of big passionate vocals, anthemic songs, loud guitars and a rush of energy, but have maybe unwittingly done something else also.They have taken control of their sound and make it more consistent. This album has the same feel and direction throughout. Even when crossing from the ballads to the rockers, it seems to flow better.

From: bdrums1971 Date: October 4, 2003 at 1:27
I just got this cd today, and wanted to say I really like it. Tommy Heart can sing!! For some reason, I hear a little Glen Burtnick there. Maybe it's just cause they're both so powerful. Great voice! My favorite songs are Time Will Tell (damn, what a monster song!!),and Night Falls (a beautiful song). The production reminds me of Firehouse or Dream Theatre. If there's one complaint, I wish the guitar solos had a little more feeling. IMO, too much scales, not enough feel. Overall, great stuff tho

From: Eugenio 'Waite' Date: December 23, 2003 at 15:46
'I Fight' and 'Time will tell', are the best. Good album, but not the strongest from the guys, a bit to follow-the-formula. But still great melodic hard rock.

From: Grover1966 Date: January 12, 2004 at 11:16
This is the album Journey should have made after 'Frontiers.' It's an absolutely incredible CD. In a just world, radio in the USA would be all over this.

From: Rocker76 Date: July 2, 2004 at 9:53
Once again I find myself in the minority on this FW album. To be honest, 'Wait' was the only song that hit me with any force at all. 'Time Will Tell', 'Night Falls' and 'Forever' were good tracks but I kept waiting for a song to just knock me out of my chair (but it never did). Their delivery does not have that edge that it once had.

From: Rockhead Date: July 2, 2004 at 9:58
Hey Rocker76- I too found this album sterile sounding. Some great tracks but marred by the over clinical production.

From: TIM (2) Date: July 2, 2004 at 10:21
Sorry but I'm with the majority of above comments here. A couple of fillers, but I love the huge choruses and big keys on these tracks. 'Heart on the Run' is a monster opener, but I also like 'Break Free', 'Tell Me I'm Wrong', and particularly 'Eyes of Love' with it's swirling keyboard effect throughout the track. Not quite a match with the S/T, but I still rate this very highly.

From: Rocker76 Date: July 2, 2004 at 10:37
Hey Tim, I think we both love that huge chorus & huge keyboard approach to Fair Warning. That's a trademark of some of the best hard rock & AOR in general in my book. But Four doesn't deliver those characteristics of Fair Warning's style nearly as effectively and as clearly as the debut. I don't expect FW to duplicate any of their albums note for note but I would like to have seen a little more of the classic sounding edge they captured on the S/T.

From: TIM (2) Date: July 2, 2004 at 10:43
Hey Rocker76, given that they split up right after this one you're probably not as much in the minority as you thought...

From: Rocker76 Date: July 2, 2004 at 10:52
I knew this was their last album but I didn't know they had officially parted ways. That's interesting...maybe they too realized they had lost the magic of the 'old days'. I still think they were capable of making unbelievable music - they just needed the right inspiration, motivation, and delivery. After it's all said & done I still think Fair Warning are one of the best hard rock bands of the 90s. They carried the banner high & proudly so my hat is off to them!

From: TIM (2) Date: July 2, 2004 at 11:38
Guess I'm just drawing conclusions there, but with SoulDoctor currently touring and seemingly going strong, and Dreamtide still a going concern, any chance of a re-union and a return to the older style seems remote. There was only really 3 of them left at the end anyway, but I'd read that Tommy had wanted to get involved in the song-writing further and from the sound and style of SoulDoctor I'm not sure that would appeal too much to fans of early Fair Warning...

From: Max Date: October 18, 2004 at 23:24
Eendika, we agree. Along with Stranded, Storyteller, Terry Brock, Pride of Lions Ten's Far Beyond the World and a couple of Heartland albums; a 10 album.

From: Geoff Date: February 16, 2005 at 23:55
As noted above, they had a strict formula they were sticking too, but I was left bitterly disappointed with this CD. Though never the hugest fan in the world of these guys, I enjoyed all three previous releases, but took nothing away from this disc. There was one song I really liked, but I forget now. A disappointing end to these guys, but looks like most enjoyed it so maybe I missed something. I'll listen again, but for me this is easily their weakest release, without question.

From: Melo Date: December 1, 2006 at 1:13
Again,quality from begin to end ! Together with Frontline and Jaded Heart the best german Rockers ! Full of melody and a unique style,because the Guitar Sound is never heard before ! The Last Song is my favourite ! 9\10

From: metalmastermusic Date: April 29, 2007 at 21:29
Hmmm..what's all the noise about on this album ?? Is it a good album YES..but not a great album. Just doesn't seem to ever get into a groove. Please keep in ind this is the only album I have heard of theirs so I have no previous recordings to compare it to. Perhaps this is there best but it will remain a sub-par disc on my shelf. 8.0 at best.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 7, 2007 at 12:59
GREAT CD 97/100 their best !// All you can love in an EUROPEEN MELODIC HARD ROCK band it's here ! Great singer , HUGE guitar player (great chops & great sound with his 36 frets guitar )good songs with great hooks and HUGE production ! it was my favorite back in the days and it's still is !

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 4, 2008 at 20:50
Decent album by this german lot!!!.Songs are into the HR/AOR vein.The opener 'Heart On The Run' is a catchy song that puts you inmediately in a good mood,'Find My Way' also has a great vibe & a precious ballad 'Night Falls' says it all!!!.The cd brings 2 bonus tracks and the last song (#15) 'I'll Be There' could perfectly fits in a Bon Jovi album!!!.Anyway,as a i said...decent album.80/100

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 22, 2010 at 8:12
To me, this is where the band began their downhill, what-the-hell-happened slide into mediocrity, becoming as tastelessly blah as a TV dinner. The massive potential they displayed on their delicious debut debut has devolved so badly that the band now comes across as second-rate Bonfire wannabes, staler than month-old bread. Okay, yeah, there's nothing to outright hate about this album, but there's nothing much to love either, and I can think of at least four hundred other CDs I'd rather listen to before bothering with this generic slice of vanilla melodic rock.

From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2014 at 14:02
i m agree with metalmaniac i think so, that they start their downhill with (a little)and after this album.they have a unique style,but with time they turn in round.their first album is a masterpiece,the second a super brilliant follow up to their exceptional debut album,the third is excellent, more soft with many (too much) beautiful ballads.here they deliver us a class a o r record in their typical style .but they are not at the same very high level than their first two efforts.nevertheless i recommand this album.the japan import is essential cause the bonus (track 13 "still i believe" is a bomb!!!one of the best track of the disc.

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