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Artist: Thrills

Title: 3

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Category: AOR

Year: 2000

Label: Rewind Records

Catalog Number: 50004-2


Tony Monaco keyboards, synthesizers, lead and backing vocals
Dave Fullerton guitars, backing vocals
Bill Gilbert bass, backing vocals
Linda Mackley drums, backing vocals
Recorded in 1983.


1.  Running Away  3:49
2.  The Feeling's Gone  2:52
3.  Best of Everything  3:27
4.  Let Me Love You  4:09
5.  You'll Be Back  4:50
6.  Too Many First Times  3:29
7.  Falling Out of Love  3:41
8.  Give It a Chance  3:18
9.  Make It Easy  3:03
10.  It's Too Late  3:54
Total Running Time:  36:32

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From: Dan Date: March 18, 2003 at 0:50
Don't be fooled by the cover artwork on this disc. I was about to pass this one by since it looked modern and could possibly be an alternative band. It's not. It's extremely polished keyboard-driven AOR. From the opening keyboard riff of Running Away, the listener is treated to all sorts of hooks and melodies, with rich vocal harmonies and keyboards everywhere. Originally recorded in 1983, this 3rd album (hence the name) from the group was never released. About the best comparison I can come up with musically is the CCM group Halo on the Pakaderm label back in the late-'80s. Tony Monaco's vocals are VERY similar to those of Scott Springer (well, actually the other way around, since this album preceded Halo by a considerably number of years). Also, the production quality is similar to the trademark Pakaderm sound put together by John and Dino Elefante. This disc is just a tad heavier than the Halo material though.

I'd point out highlights, but in fact the entire album is one long highlight reel. In particular, the chorus of You'll Be Back is especially catchy. Each song is powerful in and of itself. Most are ballads or mid-tempo upbeat numbers. All are extremely polished, and the choruses are just towering! AOR fans everywhere should grab this missing piece of AOR history!

Rating: 94/100

Existing comments about this CD

From: monk jordan Date: June 27, 2002 at 6:07
I used to go swimming with these guys. They have hairy balls

From: Xabofar Date: March 5, 2003 at 13:09
Very good POMP AOR in the vein of classic early 80┤s bands. Fantastic keys and harmony vocals.

From: freddy de keyze Date: March 13, 2003 at 8:29
Fantastic pomp indeed. There is no better way to describe this. It reminds me of acts as Roadmaster (the masters), Zon, Link, Angel, Avalon, even The Hunt with their typical unique sound. A good one, and search also their first two records, even better !

From: Rycheage Date: July 20, 2003 at 18:39
This is a great throwback to the early days of commercial AOR. Similarities in musical style to early Journey and plenty of keyboard heavy harmonies and melodic twists. Like the 8084 release, this is more for those that like their nostalgia and the odd trip down memory lane. If that's you, there are going to be few better examples of 80's pop rock than this album. And the guys are still around, so how about a new album?

From: AOR freaky Date: December 4, 2003 at 4:33
Rycheage, most of the time I can fully agree with your views and taste, but I think you have it all wrong here ! This is not pop, but more pomp/AOR ! And good ! ANd to hear even better pomp than this, check out their first two releases ! Great pomp, which will hopefully one day will be released on CD !

From: Hrudet Date: March 11, 2004 at 23:27
It's not wimpy, and is full of magical hooks, rich choruses, and solo's let loose in the right places. From the opening strands of 'Running Away' through to the soaring 'It's Too Late', the whole thing is a treat for the discerning melodic rock/AOR diehard fan. In between there are numerous highlights, but it's difficult to pick out a winner as they are all so good.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 12, 2004 at 4:36
Indeed, far from wimpy, but great pomp !

From: Harald Date: October 25, 2004 at 13:16
Although the chorus on 'Let Me Love You' is identical to FOREIGNERs 'I Want To Know What Love Is', it┤s an excellent song and a brilliant album.

From: Nick C Date: January 13, 2005 at 16:30
AOR Freaky....Good news ... don't know if you already know but check this out

From: AOR freaky Date: January 16, 2005 at 11:06
Nick C, thanks for the information, mate ! It's great to see that 'Front Page News' will be released on CD ! And I hope a lot more will be released from this great band ! What about a new one too ! ?

From: Swriter Date: February 24, 2005 at 17:27
JEEZ, how did I never hear this one, great 80's aor, newly released, where was this in the 80's??? This is definite 80's keyboard aor, just great and a new one re-released is on the way!!!

From: AOR freaky Date: February 25, 2005 at 2:13
Swriter, read what our friend Nick C wrote above : their album 'Front Page News' will be released on CD ! It's another one for you, mate, cause I have on vinyl and it's even more pompy and better than this one ! Look out for it !

From: Swriter Date: April 30, 2005 at 11:43
great one again, just wondering if there is any word on the new re-release coming, I have not heard anything and can not wait!!!

From: Tokioblade Date: July 8, 2005 at 8:24
Menuda obra maestra de disco, de lo mejorcito que existe, grandes melodias en onda survivor(aunque no tan buenos),buenisimos teclados en a lgunos momentos me recuerdan a touch, buena voz,y buenos punteos de guitarra, en fin una joya que no puede faltar a ningun fan del AOR.10/10. UN SALUDO TOKIOBLADE@HOTMAIL.COM

From: swriter Date: September 2, 2005 at 0:07
any word on the new one????? that was a while ago, wonder if it is still coming????

From: Kim HP Date: January 5, 2006 at 17:44
Can't add much to the above comments. This is an essential CD for anyone into 80's keyboard driven AOR / melodic rock. Great hooks, melodies and choruses.. Recommended!

From: swriter Date: January 5, 2006 at 18:07
so when is the new one coming????

From: Kim HP Date: January 7, 2006 at 11:00
Hi swriter, well, all I know is that the new CD re-release was schleuded for 2005, but as far as I know nothing has happened as of yet (a shame!). Maybe you can try to contact someone at their website ( or the re-issue label Rewind( Hopefully they have the answer!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 1, 2006 at 9:58
Yeahhh GREAT and AWESOME AOR album, perfect album, un Superclasico como para compararlo con Preview del mismo 83 otro clasico Indiscutible que no puede faltar en tu coleccion 9.5/10.

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: December 12, 2006 at 1:20
Theres only two Kinds of albums in AOR music.The ones who KICK ASS, and the ones who KICK SERIOUS ASS. THRILLS, of course, is one of the group that KICK SERIOUS ASS!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE 3 BEST AOR ALBUM OF ALL TIME!!! It has everything that a AOR fan could ask for, I cant even find the words to deescribe how GREAT is this album. Along with SURVIVOR,PREVIEW, I-TEN,JOURNEY this band/album stands in the top of the AOR world.Look for it on before its gone! If Find It...BUY IT!!! 10/10

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 17, 2007 at 18:39
Una de esas joyas ocultas del AOR estilo JOURNEY, SURVIVOR (en las teclas), mucho parecido a los PREVIEW, I-TEN. Me pregunto por que le pusieron "3" a este disco, ┐hubo otros anteriores?, bueno, pero eso no quita que temas como "Let Me Love You" y la excelente "Running Away" brillen de forma intensa... todo un archivo X del AOR!!

From: SoftMonster Date: July 22, 2008 at 7:20
THRILLS first two albums will be reissued on CD by Aor-fm, with "Frontpage News" due out end of July 2008 including one bonus unreleased track. Thrills debut "First Thrills" will also be reissued, including a bonus disc of yet another unreleased album entitled "From Kingdom Come".

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: December 21, 2008 at 22:22
Beautiful album 90/100

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 3, 2012 at 23:06
Couldn't agree more with the good and positive comments album that immediately gets in your bones while listening to it...nice songs,good compositions and backed up with a pleasant vocalist(Tony Monaco) faves are "The Feeling's Gone","Best Of Everything"(catchy),"You'll Be Back","Too Many First Times"(catchy) & "Give It A Chance"...recommendable eyes closed...88/100

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