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||Date: August 4, 2001 at 0:55|
|this is a good rock album,and Tina's voice is great,just like Lee Aaron.Too bad that they have only one album
|From: STEF the FRENCH
||Date: January 3, 2003 at 0:13|
|Simply genial !!!!! A PERFECT ALBUM WITH KILLER TRACKS ! THRILLING HOOKLINES AND WELL PRODUCED . THE SISTER OF ' HEART ' AT HIS BEST IS BORN.
||Date: February 28, 2003 at 2:11|
|I defy you to find another female vocalist who has as rough and tumble a voice as Tina Egan. She sometimes sounds like Brian Johnson with breasts. Darby Mills lezzing out with Lee Aaron is the comparison I make for this CD. Not necessarily a winner, but definitely a gutsy performance. (I'd like to say 'ballsy', but that would be anatomically incorrect now, wouldn't it?)
||Date: August 28, 2003 at 9:07|
|I really like this cd..Some of the tracks are great melodic hardrock/AOR with alot of sandi - style keyboards.Tina is a fantastic singer and I love her voice..A sure buy!!
||Date: October 14, 2003 at 20:30|
|I agree, Koogles! I listened to this one today and can say the voice is more scratchy and rough than the Wilson twins' voices.
||Date: October 14, 2003 at 20:32|
|Wilson SISTERS --They hardly could be twins, right?!?
||Date: November 5, 2003 at 20:30|
|Wow... this one has power!! More than anything female I ever heard of!!
|From: Ian Edwards
||Date: February 27, 2004 at 5:16|
|This is a remastered version of the original album with tracks 13 to 16 added as extras. The extra tracks were essentially demos with lead vocal by Jackie Bodimead who was the original singer before Tina and Judit joined. Also, some of the excellent lead guitar work was performed by Martin Chaisson. Both Jackie and Martin left the band when the album was nearly complete which meant a delay of quite a few months. Glad you like it.
||Date: October 3, 2004 at 17:57|
|Hi everyone! I am so glad that all the comments here are so positive! and that the band are so highly regarded even today! MANY THANKS -Greg Hart-(IF ONLY guitarist) 'Ian, get in touch..its been long enuff!'
||Date: October 3, 2004 at 18:34|
|How do these compare to Smashed Gladys???
||Date: November 2, 2004 at 22:32|
|This album was originally recorded with Girlschool vocalist Jackie Bodimead, but she left the band before the album was released. Jackie was replaced by Tina Egan who also re-recorded the vocals for the album. Apparently, Tina had committed suicide sometimes in the 90's. Read about it here: http://www.outlawrecordings.net/ifonly.htm The original version of No Bed Of Roses has just been released under the title Destiny, with some bonus tracks: http://www.outlawrecordings.net/ifonly-cd.htm
||Date: February 10, 2005 at 6:12|
|I'm a bit sad over this one. I prefer male vocalists, but also like a female vocalist with a nice womanly voice. Here I sometimes struggle to decide if the vocals are male or female. Usually I'd bin it and not care, but this CD is musical melodic hard rock heaven/perfection. 'If love could last forever' is just beautiful, 'I'm no angel' is killer, but honestly, does it get better than 'Ghost of you'?! My idea of the PERFECT melodic hard rock song. 100/100. Excellent CD, shame about the vocals
||Date: February 10, 2005 at 10:50|
|geoff, well said!! ghost of you is such a melodic killer track. i could listen to that one over and over. and the rest is also pretty fine. 8/10
||Date: February 10, 2005 at 11:19|
|Simply one of the best hard rock/aor releases with female vox,no fillers only killers!!!!10/10 surely!!!!!
||Date: February 13, 2005 at 3:55|
|Excellent female fronted cd release. Tina Egan's vocals rock!!! Similiar to perhaps ALLISON, just great melodic rock!!! If you dig this cd, then you must get the IF ONLY-DESTINY cd with JACKIE BODIMEAD on lead vocals.
||Date: March 11, 2005 at 10:18|
|had this one for awhile.and must say i like it.also try devay break down the walls.both are great albums.
||Date: January 21, 2007 at 15:56|
|hi, judit armstrong here, now judit odijk again, live from amsterdam, greg! ian! andy! how are you all, so good you released this album with the original singer! congrats, please let me know how you are! love, judit
|From: the rocker
||Date: May 7, 2007 at 13:03|
|good cd. vocals are a little like the singer from smashed gladys. this is more hard rock,where as smashed gladys is like sleaze.
||Date: July 27, 2009 at 10:50|
|Wow, Judit, how are you?
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: May 7, 2010 at 14:35|
|Loveeeeeeee it!!!..tracks 1 & 2 were not very enthusiathic 4 me but after that...amazing stuff!..comparissons come and go of course(Smashed Gladys,Saraya,Femme Fatale just whatever female- fronted band you wanna mention is acceptable)..tracks 3(excellent AOR,a highlight)5(highlight)6(great rock party song with good choruses)7(highlight)8 and 9 (the best in here) 10 (beautiful ballad)13,14(also the best)and 15 finishes the album with an excellent AOR track also a highlight and the AOR track along with #3 of the release..just a killer album..100/100
||Date: July 8, 2011 at 9:34|
|OK with comments above.this record is simply one of the best female album of the rock history.thanx to long island in the middle 90 s to reissue this jewel with 4 fantastics bonus tracks,thanx to gregor klee(avenue of allies) to reissue one more time with one more live track(excellent).i am very sad to discover that tina was dead in 1999.hi tina ,your voice was beautiful,you were charismatic ,you gave lot of pleasure to fans of melodic rock.thanxxxxxxxxxx a lot.rest in peace.i don t know you i am only a french fan who loves what you have doing on this earth.
||Date: April 26, 2016 at 12:59|
|maybe the best female fronted aor record ever!!!!!!!!exceptional!!!!!!
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